UN and World Bank chiefs announce members of joint high-level panel on water

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim announced today the appointment of 10 Heads of State and Government, as well as two Special Advisors, to the High-Level Panel on Water.

World Water Day: UN calls for ‘better water and better jobs’

With nearly half of the world’s workers employed in water-related sectors, sustainable access to safe water can change lives and livelihoods, the United Nations today said, underscoring the link between water and jobs, this year’s theme for World Water Day.

Corporate take-over of water must be addressed

Extractive industries like gas, oil and mining companies are taking control of water resources in local communities and even putting people’s health at risk.

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Forests play “critical role” in protecting water

Forests have a critical role to play in protecting water resources around the world according to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

Eight out of ten people in the world have difficulty regularly accessing enough water.

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Unhealthy environment behind 1 in 4 global deaths

Nearly a quarter of all deaths globally are the result of people living or working in unhealthy environments, the World Health Organization (WHO) has said.

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Targetting of infrastructure “unacceptable reality” in Syria

The intentional targeting of infrastructure is an “unacceptable reality” of war in Syria, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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“Growing determination” builds to address climate change

The world is showing a “growing determination” to address climate change, according to one of the UN’s leading experts on the subject.

Christiana Figueres is the head of the UN climate change secretariat (UNFCCC).

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