World Water Day 2023

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World Water day is celebrated every year on 22 March  as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

An overview of the news

  • A core focus of World Water Day is to support the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030.

  • The  water day celebration started in 1993 after the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution in 1992.

  • According to the United Nations, currently, one in four people lack access to safe drinking water.

  • About 1.4 million people die annually from diseases related to poor water and sanitation.

  • According to the United Nations "Billions of people and countless schools, businesses, health centers, farms and factories do not have the safe water and toilets they need.

  • The United Nations 2023 Water Conference is being held from March 22-24 in New York, United States of America.

  • The theme for World Water Day 2023 is 'Accelerating Change to Solve Water and Sanitation Crises'.

  • The theme emphasizes the need to take strong action to address the global water crisis.

Background of the day

  • The resolution to celebrate World Water Day was first adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 22 December 1992, after which March 22 was declared as World Water Day and is celebrated worldwide since then.

  • Thefirst World Water Day was celebrated in the year 1993.

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