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  1. Why You Should Care About the Water Crisis

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    LONDON, Mar 21 (IPS) - Tim Wainwright is Chief executive, WaterAid, UK    This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22.For the past weeks, many have been anxiously tracking the approach of Cape Town's Day Zero: the day its taps will run dry. To everyone's relief, current predictions are that careful conservation may stave off such a catastrophe in the coastal South African city until the rains arrive.

  2. Balancing Green & Grey this World Water Day

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    STOCKHOLM, Mar 20 (IPS) - Torgny Holmgren is Executive Director, Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI)    This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22.Going into World Water Day, I have an ambivalent feeling. This year's theme The Answer is in Nature can sound almost like mockery considering how badly parts of the world have been hit in recent years due to water-related natural disasters, be it floods, storms or droughts.

  3. Achieving Universal Access to Water and Sanitation

    Tuesday, March 20, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 20 (IPS) - Miroslav Lajčák is President of the UN General Assembly    This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22.At the start of the seventy-second session of the General Assembly of the United Nations I emphasized our common goal: peace and a decent life for all people on a sustainable planet. Many leaders echoed this overarching priority at the general debate and beyond.

  4. Will the Next War Be About Water?

    Monday, March 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 19 (IPS) - Ramu Damodaran is Editor-in-Chief of the UN Chronicle and Chief of the United Nations Academic Impact—a vibrant network of more than 1200 academic and research institutions around the world which are committed to supporting UN's goals and ideals.    This article is part of a series of stories and op-eds launched by IPS on the occasion of World Water Day on March 22.One of the first resolutions adopted by the United Nations General Assembly, on the location of the headquarters of the Organization, gives the United Nations "exclusive rights over the subsoil of land conveyed to it, and in particular the right to make constructions underground and to obtain therefrom supplies of water."

  5. Water, Sanitation & Hygiene: First Response in Conflicts & Natural Disasters

    Monday, March 19, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 19 (IPS) - Sanjay Wijesekera is Global Chief, Water, Sanitation & Hygiene at the UN children's agency UNICEF*When disaster strikes, or conflict rages, families soon discover their most urgent need - water. In such precarious situations, access is usually limited or non-existent, and children and their families are forced to put themselves in further danger in the quest for water.

  6. Deported Salvadorans in Times of Trump

    Friday, March 16, 2018

    SAN SALVADOR, Mar 16 (IPS) - Carrying a red plastic bag containing an old pair of shoes and a few other belongings, David Antonio Pérez arrives to El Salvador, deported from the United States.

  7. Is UN’s Ambitious Global Compact the Last Word on the Migrant Crisis?

    Friday, March 16, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 16 (IPS) - As the death toll keeps mounting and the humanitarian crises continue unabated, the life of the average migrant or refugee has largely turned out to be an unmitigated nightmare.

  8. Water Scarcity: India's Silent Crisis

    Friday, March 16, 2018

    NEW DELHI, Mar 16 (IPS) - As Cape Town inches towards ‘Zero Hour' set for July 15, 2018, the real threat of water scarcity is finally hitting millions of people worldwide. For on that day, the South African city's 3.78 million citizens -- rich and poor, young and old, men and women -- will be forced to queue up with their jerry cans at public outlets for their quota of 25 litres of water per day.

  9. Rohingya Crisis May Be Genocide, UN Officials Say

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

    UNITED NATIONS, Mar 14 (IPS) - In the wake of persistent violence against the Rohingya community, UN officials have expressed growing fears that genocide is being incited and committed in Myanmar.

  10. Three Ways the Global Compact Can Better Serve Refugees

    Monday, March 12, 2018

    WASHINGTON DC, Mar 12 (IPS) - Kitty van der Heijden is Director of the Washington-based World Resources Institute Europe and WRI AfricaThe UN High Commissioner for Refugees has a tall task: deliver a "Global Compact for Refugees" to the United Nations' General Assembly by the end of 2018.

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