Thursday, 26 May 2016

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Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on World and European Water Day

consiliumDeclaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the World and European Water Day, on 22 March

"Safe drinking water and sanitation are crucial for a healthy and dignified life. Yet millions of people worldwide are still without access to clean drinking water and thus deprived of a basic human right. Every day, more than 4000 people die of diseases resulting from the lack of access to clean drinking water, mostly children under five years of age. More than 2.4 billion people also remain without adequate sanitation facilities... (Read more (PDF))"

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