Environment - Water supply
  • UN: UNICEF says 600 million children worldwide face extreme water shortages
    22 march 2017 20:12:53
    New York, US (PANA) - Warning that as many as 600 million children – one in four worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely scare water by 2040, the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) on Wednesday called on governments to take immediate measures to curb the impact on the lives of children. Full text...

  • UN: World leaders call for action on water
    21 september 2016 19:34:25
    New York, US (PANA) - The High Level Panel on Water, consisting of 11 sitting Heads of State and Government and one Special Adviser, on Wednesday in New York issued a Call to Action for a fundamental shift in the way the world looks at water. Full text...

  • UN: UNICEF stresses need for access to water supply
    30 august 2016 13:52:45
    New York, US (PANA) - As the World Water Week kicks off, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has highlighted that the opportunity cost from a lack of access to water disproportionately falls on women and girls who collectively spend as much as 200 million hours or more than 22,800 years every day collecting this vital resource. Full text...

  • UN: UN calls for 'hydro-diplomacy' as world faces growing water shortage
    30 march 2015 20:26:17
    New York, US (PANA) - The international community must gear up for a new era of "hydro diplomacy" as the threat of water scarcity risks plunging the world into a period of geopolitical tension and stunted development, UN Deputy Secretary-General, Mr. Jan Eliasson said on Monday in New York. Full text...

  • Guinea: Water scarcity triggers anger
    04 august 2014 11:18:17
    Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - The persistent scarcity of potable water in the Guinean capital, Conakry, has triggered widespread anger and frustration among the residents, in particular those living on the hills and who have no access to water provided by the public utility company Guinean Water Society (GWS), PANA reported from Conakry. Full text...

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