Mark your calendars and PDAs, everyone -- The African Well Fund officially launches this Friday, the 24th! We are, to put it mildly, psyched!!
January 2003 Archives
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Many of you should be familiar with the UN's list of Millenium Development Goals. Goal number 7 is to ensure environmental sustainability, a vital part of which is to "reduce by half the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water." Our progress on this goal will be the focus of the World Water Forum, to be held that week in Japan.
"World Water Day 2003 will be very much in the public eye. It will be a highlight of the Third World Water Forum (16-23 March 2003, Kyoto, Shiga and Osaka, Japan), which is itself a key event of the UN International Year of Freshwater. Discussions at the Forum in Kyoto will focus on the launch of the World Water Development Report, the first-ever UN system-wide effort to monitor progress against targets in such fields as health, food, ecosystems, cities, industry, energy, risk management, water valuation, resource sharing, knowledge base construction and governance."