PRESS RELEASE: WORLD WATER DAY!

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World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others and take action to make a difference. Each year, UN-Water the entity that coordinates the UN’s work on water and sanitation — sets a theme for World Water Day corresponding to a current or future challenge. The engagement campaign is coordinated by one or several of the UN-Water Members with a related mandate.
 
Water is the most common liquid on our planet, vital to all life forms. Water, odorless, tasteless, transparent liquid, is colourless in small amount but exhibits a bluish tinge in large quantity. It is the most familiar and abundant liquid on earth
 
Understanding the above, we, at the World Assembly of Youth (WAY), urge the youth and our widespread network of youth councils to support innovative programmes, activities and events within their immediate communities, which help the conservation of energy and the delivery of safe drinking water wherever it is inadequate. 
 
In addition, this year’s World Water Day comes at a time when the achievements of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are being assessed and the international community defines new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) for the years 2016 to 2030. These SDGs will guide global efforts to protect and develop water resources as well as to offer water and sanitation services to everybody within the next 15 years.
 
As we look beyond 2015 and towards the new Sustainable Development Goals, we hope that water is included and recognised as one of the key areas for work to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
 
We at WAY we wish you all a Happy World Water Day!