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World Water Day 2015 observed with the theme Water and Sustainable Development

Mar 23, 2015 16:12 IST

World Water Day (WWD)World Water Day (WWD) 2015 was globally observed on 22 March 2015 with the theme Water and Sustainable Development. The theme for the WWD 2015 talks about how water links to all areas we need to consider creating the future we want.

WWD is celebrated every year to make a difference for the members of the global population who suffer from water related issues. It’s a day to prepare for how we manage water in the future.

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March as the first World Water Day. This day was formally proposed in Agenda 21 of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  

Further in 2003, UN-Water, the United Nations inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater and sanitation related matters, was formalised by the United Nations High Level Committee on Programmes. Since formation, UN-Water is the body that has been responsible for selecting the theme, messages and lead UN agency for the World Day for Water.

UN-Water promotes coherence in, and coordination of, UN system actions aimed at the implementation of the agenda defined by the Millennium Declaration and the World Summit on Sustainable Development as it relates to its scope of work. Through UN-Water the United Nations acts as One UN.

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