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The UN and Environmental Sustainability of Water . Fryeburg Academy Global Studies Class March 8, 2012. End Poverty Universal Education Gender Equality Child Health Maternal Health Combat HIV/AIDS Environmental Sustainability Global Partnership.
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The UN and Environmental Sustainability of Water Fryeburg Academy Global Studies Class March 8, 2012
  • End Poverty
  • Universal Education
  • Gender Equality
  • Child Health
  • Maternal Health
  • Combat HIV/AIDS
  • Environmental Sustainability
  • Global Partnership
  • Environmental Sustainability Targets Goals
  • Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programs and reverse the loss of environmental resources
  • Halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation
  • Reduce biodiversity loss, achieving, by 2010, a significant reduction in the rate of loss
  • Achieve, by 2020, a significant improvement in the lives of at least 100 million slum dwellers
  • 3.575 Million People die every Year from a Water Related Disease. Every 20 seconds, a child dies from a water-related illness Disease. Women worldwide spend 200 million hours a day collecting water Installing water systems water
  • Since 2002, Brazil has been implementing the One Million Rural Cisterns Programme.
  • Installed 1,300 villagers in 2006, resulting in 20 litres of affordable clean water a day being available to each household.
  • In Sri Lanka, the introduction of rainwater harvesting tanks has enabled households to save on average $31 per month.
  • Last time we looked at all the organizations that make up the United Nations . . . 28 UN agencies deal with water! the United Nations . . . Just to name a few ! the United Nations . . .
  • International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
  • United Nations Economic Commission (UN EC)
  • United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
  • Word Health Organization (WHO)
  • World Bank
  • World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
  • World Food Program (WFP)
  • The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) the United Nations . . .
  • UNICEF helps governments and partners implement community-based water quality surveillance systems to screen for contaminants like human faeces, arsenic, fluoride and nitrates.
  • UNICEF also promotes a range of low-cost sanitation, water and hand-washing facilities and helps improve sanitation and promote hygiene, like hand washing, in schools.
  • UN Economic and Social the United Nations . . . Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)
  • In the Arab region, the ESCWA was tasked by the Ministerial Water Council of the League of Arab States to lead the establishment of a regional mechanism for monitoring the water supply and sanitation targets and other related indicators in Arab countries.
  • With only three years left . . . the United Nations . . .
  • Some 1.7 billion people have gained access to safe drinking water since 1990.
  • The world will meet or even exceed the drinking water target by 2015 if current trends continue.
  • 86% of the population in developing regions will have gained access to improved sources of drinking water, up from 71 per cent in 1990.
  • Works Cited the United Nations . . . "International Decade for Action Water for Life 2005-2015: Homepage." Welcome to the United Nations: It's Your World. http://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/ (accessed March 7, 2012). 
 

United Nations Development Programme. "Millennium Goal 7." GOAL 7 Ensure Environmental Sustainability. www.un.org/millenniumgoals/pdf/MDG_FS_7_EN.pdf (accessed March 7, 2012). 
 

"Water Crisis.”www.water.org/water-crisis/water-facts/water/:// (accessed March 7, 2012).
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