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UNESCO works to create the conditions for dialogue among civilizations, cultures and peoples, based upon respect for commonly shared values. It is through this dialogue that the world can achieve global visions of sustainable development encompassing observance of human rights, mutual respect and the alleviation of poverty, all of which are at the heart of UNESCO’S mission and activities.

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WORLD WATER DEV RPT 2021

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2021

Valuing Water

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The United Nations World Water Development Report
22 Mar 2021
Water is a finite and non-substitutable resource. As the foundation of life, societies and economies, it carries multiple values and benefits. But unlike most other natural resources, it has proven extremely difficult to determine its true ‘value’. The 2021 edition of the United Nations World Wat...
ENGINEERING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMNT

Engineering for Sustainable Development

Delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals

29 Mar 2021
This publication highlights the crucial role of engineering in achieving each of the 17 SDGs by presenting case studies and approaches of the innovations that are shaping our world. Providing a snapshot of these emerging technologies, the report demonstrates how engineering solutions can address ...
GLOBAL OCEAN SCIENCE RPT 2020

Global Ocean Science Report 2020

Charting Capacity for Ocean Sustainability

16 Feb 2021
The world ocean is a life-supporting system for humanity, yet it remains largely unknown. Based on data collected from around the world, the Global Ocean Science Report 2020 offers a global record of how, where and by whom ocean science is conducted. It monitors our capacity to understand the oce...
WORLD WATER DEV RPT 2020

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2020

Water and Climate Change

Series:
The United Nations World Water Development Report
26 Mar 2020
This publication illustrates the critical linkages between water and climate change in the context of the broader sustainable development agenda. Supported by examples from across the world, it describes both the challenges and opportunities created by climate change, and provides potential respo...
WORLD WATER DEV RPT 2019

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2019

Leaving No One Behind

Series:
The United Nations World Water Development Report
11 Oct 2019
The 2019 Report seeks to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, how improvements in water resources management and access to water supply and sanitation services are essential to overcoming poverty and addressing various other social and economic inequities. In...
RESHAPING CULTURAL POLICIES

Reshaping Cultural Policies

Advancing Culture for Development

25 Apr 2018
The Global Report series has been designed to monitor the implementation of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005). It also provides evidence of how this implementation process contributes to attaining the United Nations 2030 Sustaina...
WORLD WATER DEV RPT #3

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2009

Volume I - Water in a Changing World; Volume II - Facing the Challenges

Series:
The United Nations World Water Development Report
16 Jun 2009
The Third edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report (WWDR3), “Water in a Changing World” was officially launched on March 16, 2009 at the 5th World Water Forum in Istanbul, Turkey. The WWDR3 builds on the work of previous studies, including the two previous WWDRs, “Water for Pe...
WORLD WATER DEV RPT #2

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2006

Water - A Shared Responsibility

Series:
The United Nations World Water Development Report
19 May 2006
The Report builds on the conclusions of the 1st United Nations World Water Development Report 'Water for People, Water for Life' published in 2003. It presents a comprehensive picture of freshwater resources in all regions and most countries of the world as it tracks progress towards the water-re...
WORLD WATER DEV RPT #1

The United Nations World Water Development Report 2003

Water for People, Water for Life

Series:
The United Nations World Water Development Report
25 Apr 2003