17 June - World Day to Combat Desertification
UN-Water Communications Manager vacancy announcement
The vacancy announcement for the position of UN-Water Communications Manager is now available online. The deadline for applications is 25 June 2013.
The High Level Panel releases its report on the post-2015 development agenda
The High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda released “A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development,” a report which sets out a universal agenda to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030, and deliver on the promise of sustainable development. Twelve universal goals have been established, among those one is dedicated to Achieve Universal Access to Water and Sanitation.
Toward a Sustainable Water Future, Visions for 2050: e-book available
Toward a Sustainable Water Future: Visions for 2050, showcases the opinions of more than 50 experts who draw an optimistic picture of environmental and water resource conditions and issues midway through the 21st century.
ASCE (American Society for Civil Engineers) has just announced that the book is now available for free as an e-book either for download for the whole book or by chapter.
Download here the book or individual chapter
Launch of the 4th World Water Development Report in Korean
The Korean language version of the 4th World Water Development Report (WWDR) was presented during the 7th World Water Forum kick-off meeting, organized in Daegu, Korea, from 14 to 15 May 2013. More than 400 people participated in the meeting, including water-related stakeholders from government, IGOs, NGOs, UN agencies, private enterprise and the public. Ms Blanca Jiménez Cisneros, Director of the UNESCO Division of Water Sciences, highlighted the importance of the WWDR and UNESCO’s coordinated effort in this flagship publication.
A High-Level International Conference on Water Cooperation
The Republic of Tajikistan convenes the International High-Level Conference on Water Cooperation in Dushanbe on 20-22 August 2013, according to the General Assembly Resolution A/67/204 "Implementation of the International Year of Water Cooperation, 2013", adopted last December.
The main purpose of the Conference is to promote dialogue and mutual understanding and to strengthen the partnership and cooperation on water issues among all stakeholders at all levels.
New World Water Development Report’s themes announced
With the recent change introduced to the WWDR, this UN-Water flagship report will become annual and thematic with a focus on different strategic water issues each year. The first annual WWDR will be published in 2014 and will address the theme "Water and Energy".
“Water and Sustainable Development” will be the new theme for the 6th edition of the WWDR, as it has been decided in the 18th UN-Water meeting, which took place in February 2013. The WWDR6 will be launched in 2015.
The report’s themes will be harmonized with those of World Water Day (22 March).