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List of Press Releases - 2019-4

Pan-European countries reaffirm commitment to advance the water, sanitation and ‎health agenda at Meeting of the Parties to the Protocol on Water and Health (29 November 2019)

Montenegro is to become the 27th Party to the Protocol on Water and Health in the next months and 8 other pan-European countries confirmed that they are on their way to accession! These announcements came as more than 225 participants from  40 countries gathered in Belgrade for the 5th ...
Countries in Pan-European region making progress on equitable access to water and sanitation but important ‎gaps remain (20 November 2019)

Ensuring equitable access must be central to efforts to realize the basic human rights to water and sanitation. However, despite significant progress in the provision of water and sanitation in the pan-European region, the latest data of the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, ...
More efforts are still needed to realize the basic human rights to clean water ‎and sanitation in the Pan-European region (19 November 2019)

Over 31 million people in the Pan-European region lack access to basic sanitation services and 314,000 people still practice open defecation. Every day, 14 people die because of inadequate water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH). In addition, there are significant inequalities in access to basic ...
Improved water management is crucial for climate action – UN-Water policy brief (25 September 2019)

Water management must play a central role in adapting to the worst effects of climate change and reducing greenhouse gases, according to a new UN-Water Policy Brief. Released in the context of the Climate Action Summit and the opening of the 74th UN General Assembly in New York, the brief argues ...