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African leaders plan to eliminate open defecation by 2030


Rising from the three-day 4th African Sanitation and Hygiene Conference tagged “AfricaSan4″, African leaders  have  issued the “Ngor Declaration on Sanitation and Hygiene”, which aims to achieve  universal access to adequate and sustainable sanitation,  safe hygiene services and eliminate open defecation by 2030. They also reaffirmed their commitment to the human right to water and sanitation for all for all Africans, and ...

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Africa’s pledge to end open defecation by 2030 lauded


WaterAid has welcomed the pledges of African leaders to eliminate inequalities and end open defecation in their countries by 2030, and to work towards giving every person access to safe sanitation and good hygiene. Recognising that poor sanitation in Africa undermines the continent’s social and economic development and has serious health impacts on the population, including diarrhoea, African ministers responsible for ...

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African nations urged on 2030 sanitation targets

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African leaders must prioritise sanitation from the highest decision making levels and support the proposed UN Sustainable Development Goal to ensure water and sanitation for all by 2030, said the international development agency, WaterAid in Dakar, Senegal at the AfricaSan 4 conference. The much-anticipated conference, which was postponed for eights months due to the Ebola outbreak, commenced on Tuesday, 25 ...

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PAVE, Swedish Embassy launch Stockholm Junior Water Prize

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Entries are now open under the 2015 Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP) in Nigeria for students aged between 15 and 20 years of age in public and private secondary schools throughout the country. They will close on 31st May, 2015. This disclosure was made recently in Abuja by officials of the Pan African Vision for the Environment (PAVE) during the ...

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Ministers: Water is at core of sustainable development


Ministerial Declaration on Monday, 13 April 2015 at the 7th World Water Forum in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea We, the Ministers and Heads of Delegations assembled in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, on 13 April 2015 on the occasion of the Ministerial Conference of the 7th World Water Forum, “Water for Our Future”, Reaffirming the United Nations General Assembly Resolutions entitled ...

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7th World Water Forum kicks off in South Korea


The 7th World Water Forum (WWF), a triennial global gathering of water professionals and practitioners,  kicked off on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in  South Korea, with the Korean President Park Geun-hye urging the over 20,000 participants to find solutions to water-related international disputes. “I think linking waterways between South and North Korea will help ease tensions on the Korean peninsula which ...

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Campaign highlights impacts of dearth of safe water

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WaterAid has launched a new four-year “Healthy Start” campaign that shows the devastating impact that a lack of safe water and sanitation has on the health of children in developing countries. The launch is part of activities commemorating the 2015 World Water Day. Released last week, the briefing, titled: “Healthy Start: the first month of life” shows that, annually, nearly ...

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What access to water as human right implies – Kamuntu


In January 2015, over 300 people converged on Zaragoza, Spain to take part in the International Annual UN–Water Zaragoza Conference. The conference was used as an occasion to analyse water-related SDGs and the role of the different actors for their implementation. While addressing the participants, Leo Heller, UN Special Rapporteur for the Human Right to Water and Sanitation, called for ...

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Zambia secures $129 million loans for water, power

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Zambia has contracted a loan of $15 million from the African Development Bank (AfDB) for implementation of a water supply and sanitation project in 16 districts of the Western Province. Chief government spokesperson Chishimba Kambwili says government has prioritised the region in accordance with its pro-poor policies. “The project will contribute to poverty alleviation and improve the health of Zambia’s ...

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African leaders to prioritise water, toilets in 10 countries


WaterAid has welcomed the African Union’s official launch of the Kigali Action Plan, a 50-million euro agreement to bring drinking water, basic toilets and hygiene promotion to 10 million Africans in 10 countries. The action plan has come as the UN enters final negotiations on the next 15-year blueprint for development in the Sustainable Development Goals. The present draft of ...

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