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World Water Day Observed on 22nd March

World Water Day 2019 was observed on 22nd March with the theme 'Leaving no one behind'.
World Water Day Observed on 22nd March

Details:

  • The World Water Day encourages people to focus towards marginalized groups as these are often overlooked and discriminated against when they try to access safe water.
  • The theme 'Leaving no one behind' underscores the motto of 'water for all' which aims to ensure all including elderly, disabled, marginalized and poor people get access to clean drinking water and proper sanitation, as enshrined under Sustainable Development Goals.

About the World Water Day:

  • World Water Day aims to draw attention to the importance of freshwater and advocates for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.
  • As requested at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro, the United Nations General Assembly designated 22nd March World Water Day by passing a resolution.
  • World Water Day celebrates water and each year World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater.

Question:

Q. When is the World Water Day observed every year?
a. 21st March
b. 22nd March
c. 23rd March
d. 24th March
World Water Day Observed on 22nd March World Water Day Observed on 22nd March Reviewed by pooja on March 24, 2019 Rating: 5

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