World Water Day: Leveraging Water for Peace

March 22, 2024

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World Water Day is an annual United Nations observance day held every year on 22 March, ing the importance of fresh water. The day is used to advocate for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

The theme of each year focuses on topics relevant to clean water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), which is in line with the targets of Sustainable Development Goal 6.

This year, the World Water Day theme is on Leveraging Water for Peace.

Water can be a tool for peace when communities and countries cooperate over this precious shared resource.

But, water can also spark and intensify conflict when access is denied and usage unfairly shared.

World Water Day 2024 is about working together to balance everyone’s needs, with a dedication to ensure no one is left behind, to make water a catalyst for a more peaceful world.

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