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Serbia Accedes to UNECE-WHO Protocol on Water and Health [viewed]

serbian-flag24 April 2013: Serbia has acceded to the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)-World Health Organization Regional Office for Europe (WHO/Europe) Protocol on Water and Health to the UNECE Convention on the Protection and Use of Transboundary Watercourses and International Lakes (UNECE Water Convention).

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Event: WHO-UNICEF Workshop on Household Water Treatment and Safe Storage [viewed]

Hosted by the Government of Ghana with support from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), this workshop will provide an opportunity to discuss national policies, strategies and targets around household water treatment and safe storage (HWTS), share lessons learned in HWTS implementation, and explore synergies and approaches to integrate HWTS within broader public health efforts. Workshop participants will include representatives from Gambia, Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, as well as other key stakeholders from international and local organizations, academia and the private sector.  

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UNICEF, WHO Launch Plan to Tackle Sanitation and Health [viewed]

Unicef WHO12 April 2013: The UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) launched a global plan to combat diarrhoea and pneumonia, which are among the leading killers of children under five years old.

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WHO Project Addresses WASH in Mauritania [viewed]

WHOMarch 2013: The World Health Organization (WHO) has worked with the Government of Mauritania to improve the quality of drinking water, sanitation and hygiene in schools, decentralize water quality control management and manage medical waste in Assaba, Brakna and Traarza, three southern provinces that are among the areas most vulnerable to climate change.

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Event: CBD Workshop on the Inter-Linkages between Human Health and Biodiversity in Africa [viewed]

Organized by the Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO) and the WHO regional office for Africa, this regional capacity-building workshop will provide a forum for parties and experts from the health and biodiversity sectors to: discuss the implementation of the Strategic Plan for Biodiversity 2011-2020, in particular as it relates to health issues; discuss regional best practices in terms of incorporating biodiversity and health considerations in national and regional biodiversity conservation programmes; strengthen capacity and identify further capacity needs for the implementation of the Strategic Plan; identify possible joint activities to achieve health and biodiversity co-benefits for consideration in national biodiversity strategies and action plans; and promote trans-boundary/regional cooperation and support networks on health and biodiversity issues and strategies.  

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WHO, IWA Release WSP Training Package [viewed]

20 December 2012: The World Health Organization (WHO) and International Water Association (IWA) have issued a training programme on Water Safety Plans (WSPs) designed for use by all professionals managing drinking-water safety.

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WHO, UNICEF Hold Second Consultation on Post-2015 WASH Goals [viewed]

5 December 2012: The Second UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation (WASH) Consultation on post-2015 WASH goals and targets builds on the consultation launched by the JMP in May 2011, to review the current state of drinking water and sanitation monitoring, identify strengths and weaknesses of the current Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets, and develop a roadmap for the development of functional WASH indicators by 2015.

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Event: Annual Meeting of the Inter-Agency Support Group on Indigenous Peoples' Issues [viewed]

The 2012 annual meeting of the Inter-Agency Support Group on Indigenous Peoples' Issues will address, among other issues, the Group's responses to current and previous recommendations of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues to the Group and the UN system; opportunities for inter-agency collaboration and possible strategic directions; and implementation of the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, including through the UN Development Group and its guidelines on programming at the country level on indigenous issues.  

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WHO, WMO Launch Atlas of Health and Climate [viewed]

29 October 2012: The World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) launched "The Atlas of Health and Climate" at an Extraordinary Session of the World Meteorological Congress (WMC) in Geneva, Switzerland. The Atlas highlights current and emerging challenges to human health and showcases how climate services can protect human health through prevention, preparedness and risk management.

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Global Alliance Highlights Climate Change Mitigation Benefits of Clean Cookstoves [viewed]

October 2012: The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves has prepared a factsheet that identifies a positive correlation between the use of clean cookstoves and climate change mitigation, highlighting that, if well designed, clean cookstoves can reduce emissions associated with cooking with biomass.

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