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UN-Water was established to promote coherence and coordination in UN System initiatives that are related to UN-Water’s scope of work and contribute to the implementation of the agenda defined by the 2000 Millennium Declaration and the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development (Source: http://www.unwater.org/discover.html).


Name UN-Water
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Source:UN water website
Geographic Scope Global
Subject Focus Expertise freshwater, sanitation, surface surface and groundwater, freshwater-seawater interface, water-related disasters.
Contact E-mail: unwater@un.org
URL http://www.unwater.org
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Chair | WWAP | UNW-DPC | UNW-DPAC
UN-Water members on WaterWiki: CBD | FAO (FAO Water) | IAEA | IFAD | UNICEF | UNCTAD | UNCCD | UNDESA | UNDP | UNECA | UNECE | UNECLAC | UNESCAP | UNESCWA | UNESCO (UNESCO-IHE / UNESCO-IHP) | UNEP | UNFCCC | UN-Habitat | UNHCR | UNIDO | UNISDR | UNU | World Bank | WHO | WMO | UNWTO
UN-Water Partners: AquaFed | The Global Compact | GWP | IAH | IAHS | ICID | IWA | IWMI | PSI | RAMSAR | SIWI | UNSGAB | WSSCC | WBCSD | IUCN | World Water Council | WWF
UN-Water Task Forces on WaterWiki: UN-Water Country-level Coordination TF
Key UN-Water Reports: Water Monitoring (Monitoring Task Force report - Aug 08) | UN-Water/reports
Related WaterWiki-resources: UN World Water Development Report | Water Monitoring
Key External Links: About UN-Water | About WWAP | World Water Development Report (WWDR)

Contents

Description

The UN High Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP) in its meeting held on 18-19 September 2003 established "UN-Water as the inter-agency mechanism for follow-up of the WSSD water-related decisions and the MDGs concerning water"[1]. (Source: [http://www.unwater.org/downloads/UNW-terms-of-reference.PDF UN-Water Terms of Reference)


Purpose

According to the official website, UN-Water is aiming at strengthening "coordination and coherence among UN entities dealing with issues related to all aspects of freshwater and sanitation"[2], including surface and groundwater resources, the interface between freshwater and seawater and water-related disasters.

UN-Water focuses on Providing information for a wide range of water practitioners (from decision-makers to the general public), "building the knowledge base on water issues", including water monitoring and reporting systems and "facilitating easy access to this knowledge through regular reports and the Internet, as well as providing a platform for discussions to support the global water policy debate.

Read more on the official UN-Water website...


UN-Water members

UN-Water is composed of "representatives of 26 United Nations organizations" and other, non-UN organizations which are partners in UN-Water:

UN agency representatives
CBD - United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
IFAD - International Fund of Agricultural Development
UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNCCD - United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification
UNDESA - United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
UNECA - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
UNECE - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UNECLAC - United Nations Economic Comm. for Latin America and the Caribbean
UNESCAP - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific
UNESCWA - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme
UNFCCC - United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
UN-Habitat - United Nations Human Settlements Programme
UNHCR - United Nations High Commission for Refugees
UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNISDR - United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
UNU - United Nations University
World Bank - The World Bank
WHO - World Health Organization
WMO - World Meteorological Organization
UNWTO - World Tourism Organization
Partners
Aquafed - The International federation of Private Water Operators
The Global Compact
GWP - The Global Water Partnership
IAH - International Association of Hydrogeologists
IAHS International Association of Hydrological Sciences
ICID - International Commission on Irrigation & Drainage
IWA International water Association
IWMI - International Water Management Institute
PSI Public Service International
Ramsar - Ramsar Convention on Wetlands
SIWI - Stockholm International Water Institute
UNSGAB - United Nations Secretary General's Advisory Board on Water & Sanitation
WSSCC - Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council
WBCSD - World Business Council for Sustainable Development
IUCN - The World Conservation Union
World Water Council World Water Council
WWF - World Wildlife Fund for Nature

(Find more details online..)

UN-Water Activities

UN-Water has four specific programs, each with its own work plan, budget and an executing agency co-ordinating the implementation:


UN-Water also maintains ad-hoc Task Forces on issues such as Climate Change, Gender and Water, Transboundary Waters, Monitoring (including indicators and reporting), Country-level Coordination, and Sanitation (status April 2009). - (Learn more online...)

Publications


Further publications (not necessarily by UN-Water) that may be of interest

Contacts

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References

  1. [[Media:UNW-terms-of-reference.pdf|]]
  2. http://www.unwater.org/discover.html

See also

External resources

UN-Water 4 pager "A Guide to UN-Water"

Factsheet on UN-Water Reports

UN-Water Annual Report

Attachment(s)

 UNW brochure EN.pdf  UNW Workplan-2009 2010.pdf  UNW REPORTS.pdf

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