: Water, Sanitation and Health Newsletter N° 88.2, 18 March 2008 Special issue on World Water Day
Special issue on World Water event in Geneva.
World Water Day 2008 provides an opportunity to draw attention to the International Year of Sanitation 2008; a year in which the United Nations General Assembly in December 2006 has called for a focus on addressing sanitation and hygiene problems. About 2.6 billion people around the world live without access to even a toilet at home.
The International Year of Sanitation highlights 5 key messages:
· Sanitation is vital for human health
· Sanitation generates economic benefits
· Sanitation contributes to dignity and social development
· Sanitation helps the environment
· Improving sanitation is achievable!
Details of the World Water Day programme in Geneva can be found on this link:
For more information on World Water Day 2008, please visit: http://www.unwater.org/worldwaterday/flashindex.html
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