World Water Day
Written by Adekoya on March 22, 2019
Today, the attention of world leaders will be drawn to the plight of over six hundred million people who are without safe drinking water as the world observes the 2019 World Water Day.
The Day was set aside by the United Nations General Assembly in 1993.
World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners.
The Day is about taking action to tackle the water crisis in parts of the world.
People without safe water supply close to their homes, spend countless hours queuing or trekking to distant sources, and coping with the health impacts of using contaminated water.
This year’s World Water Day theme, “Leaving no one behind”, adapts the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Marginalised groups, women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.