UN World Water Day

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UN World Water Day

What will happen if there is no clean drinking water? It sounds like something unrealistic, but, unfortunately, this is a common situation for every third person in the world, because only 1% of the water on Earth is safe for consumption.

Every year on March 22, the World Water Day is celebrated around the world. The idea originated in 1992 at the UN Conference on Environment and Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The purpose of the Water Day is to draw attention to the availability and quality of water resources and encourage everyone to consider the value of water.

The World Water Day reminds us of the need to preserve and care for the water resources of our planet, because already today more than 2 billion people are forced to live without access to water that is safe for consumption. The purpose of this day is to draw attention to the measures to be taken to overcome the global water crisis. This is part of an international campaign to ensure global water supply and sanitation by year 2030.

Water for peace

This year, the World Water Day tells about various conflicts that arise in connection with the availability of water. With a population already exceeding 8 billion, there is an ever-increasing demand on resources which are already limited.

In many countries, especially in Africa, Asia and Latin America, access to safe drinking water is severely limited for people. This is especially affected by the lack of international agreement on the use of common water bodies. If access to water is unequal and limited, or if water is contaminated, tension between different communities and countries can increase. It threatens social, international stability and human rights.   See more information

Water can bring peace or cause conflict. We stand for peace!

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