WOMEN WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE (WASH)

19-Apr-2005
Round table discussion with Nane Annan on, Mobilizing Women Leaders for Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for All (WASH) in connection with the Millennium Development Goals.  UNTV
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STORY: WOMEN'S ROUNDTABLE / WATER, SANITATION AND HYGIENE FOR ALL (WASH)

TRT: 3.08

SOURCE: UNTV / UNICEF

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DATELINE: 19 APRIL 2005, NEW YORK CITY
SHOTLIST
1. Wide shot, exterior, UN headquarters
2. Close up, UN flag
3. Med shot, watering can walking down hallway
4. Zoom in, watering can washes delegates hair
5. Pull back, Sustainable Development poster to watering can
6. Wide shot, round table
7. Med shot, delegates
8. SOUNDBITE (English) Mrs. Nane Annan:
"Children have become more vulnerable than ever to water-borne diseases. It hit home how the choice of drinking unsafe water or drinking nothing at all is often not a choice. It is probably unimaginable for most of us, for more than one billion people worldwide, it's a fact of life."

FILE - Myanmar, September 2004 - UNICEF

9. Med shot, dusty street scene.
10. Med shot, woman holding baby in one hand uses the other to scoop water from a dirty pond into a red bucket.
11. Med shot, woman walks away from pond towards right of camera carrying baby in one arm and bucket of water in the other

Kenya, September 2002 - UNICEF

12. Close up, water is pouring from a yellow jerry can into a tin tub on the ground. Girls' skirts and some feet visible to left of shot, behind tub
13. Med shot, woman pours water into cups held by girls, camera zooms in
14. Close up, girl holds cup to her face while drinking from it

19 April 2005, New York City

20. SOUNDBITE (English) Mrs.Nane Annan:
"Water and sanitation, despite being our most pressing needs as human beings equal for all, are not headline news or pop-star glam or as Hilda Johnson said yesterday," not sexy." And that is why it is so important to mobilize women leaders to ensure that women are empowered at all levels of society."
21. Cutaway, delegates
22. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Kerstin Leitner, Assistant Director General, World Health Organization (WHO):
"All our indications are that at this point we are not even poised to meet those goals. Now, so many years later, so many centuries later, this is really disgraceful. And I thin think we need to get leadership in place, we need to get resources in place in order by 2015 to reach these goals. "
23. Cutaway, delegates
24. SOUNDBITE (English) Dr. Anna K. Tibaijuka, Executive Director UN-Habitat:
"Building a latrine definitely is the bottom line, but keeping them clean is going to be equally important. And since hygiene is a culture if people are going to be coming from the slums, where they are using water we call, "flying toilets," they are not going to be using these institutional sanitation facilities. That is why I think it is important for the CSD to see this connection that this a cultural education, it's going to be a cultural revolution."
25. Wide shot, panel

8 March 2005; Banda Aceh, Indonesia

26. Med shot, mother washes children near UNICEF-installed latrines and showers
27. Close up, young daughter laughing in the water
28. Wide shot, girls walk up to bank of latrines and showers at displacement camp
STORYLINE
The mascot of Sustainable Development strolled the hallways of the UN Tuesday (19 April), to create awareness among delegates of the thirteenth session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, currently meeting in New York.

In the afternoon, a roundtable on mobilizing women leaders for the Millennium Development Goals was held. Nane Annan opened the dialogue, among some of the participants were Kerstin Leitner, Assistant Director-General of the World Health Organization and Anna Tibaijuka, Executive Director of the UN Human Settlements Programme. The roundtable focused on water, sanitation and hygiene.

Mrs. Annan said that children have become the most vulnerable to water-borne diseases.

Yesterday. UN Secretary General Kofi Annan urged development ministers not to back away from the projected high costs of providing clean water, basic sanitation and proper housing for the poor and said that by any measure, investments in those areas were sound and came with high social returns.

Mr. Annan said studies suggest that halving the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015 would require a doubling of the current investment to $30 billion, and improving the lives of 100 million slum dwellers by 2020 might require $5 billion a year.
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