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This UN-wide programme seeks to develop the tools and skills needed to achieve a better understanding of those basic processes, management practices and policies that will help improve the supply and quality of global freshwater resources.

United Nations Funds and Programmes



'to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential'


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'to help countries in their efforts to achieve sustainable human development by assisting them to build capacity to design and carry out development programmes, giving first priority to poverty eradication'


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'to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing and enablishing nations and people to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations'






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'to lead and coordinate international action for the worldwide protection of refugees and the resolution of refugee problems'

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Specialized United Nations Agencies



'to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agriculture productivity and the condition of rural populations'

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'to serve as the world's central inter-governmental forum for scientific and technical cooperation in the nuclear field'


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'to reduce poverty and improve living standards through sustainable growth and investment in people'

Includes the following sections: Water supply and sanitation, Dams and reservoirs, Irrigation and Drainage, Groundwater, River basin management, Transboundary water management, Water and environment, Water economics.

(a joint initiative with UNEP and UNDP)

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"eradicating poverty and hunger in developing countries, specifically in rural areas"

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'to contribute to peace and security in the world by promoting collaboration among nations through education, science, culture and communication'





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'to improve the living conditions of people and promote global prosperity through offering tailor-made solutions for the sustainable industrial development of developing countries and countries in transition'

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'to facilite international cooperation in the establishment of networks of stations for making meterorological, hydrological and other observations; to promote the rapid exchange of information'

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Other UN Entities



'to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all'



A Programme managed by UN-HABITAT with funding from the Asian Development Bank.

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'to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its member states'


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Secretariat for the Commission on Sustainable Development (CSD), which is responsible for follow-up to Agenda 21 of The United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED 1992)

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United Nations Regional Commissions

 

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  • Secretariats of United Nations Conventions and Decades


'to combat desertification and poverty'

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'to promote nature and human well-being'

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'to protect the climate system for present and future generations'

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'to enable all societies to become resilient to the effects of natural hazards and related technological and environmental disasters, in order to reduce human, economic and social losses'



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