Water & Sanitation Solutions Initiative

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UNDP has catalyzed formation of a global platform”to unite local actors to solve water and sanitation challenges, including encouraging water authorities in developed countries to support the improvement of services in poorer regions through donations.” The Global Water Solidarity Platform was launched last week at the World Water Forum in Marseille, France. UNDP (United Nations Development Program) led a group of 25 institutions, including local, regional and national authorities, international and multilateral organizations, water operators, non-governmental and private organizations, as well as prominent figures to assess, design and constitute the new international tool to promote decentralized cooperation in water and sanitation. Water & Sustainable Use will be one of major challenges to address at the Rio+20 Forum this June – See our Film Online Video - “Rio+20 – Your Future? - diplomaticallyincorrect.org/films/movie/rio20-your-future/29236 Contributing Expertise & Budget Support: “This UNDP initiative is important because 11 per cent of the planet’s population still lacks access to potable water, and 2.5 billion people do not have adequate sanitation services,” said UNDP Deputy Director for External Relations and Advocacy Romesh Muttukumaru. The Platform is supported by the Governments of France and Switzerland. Municipal water authorities in developed countries can, for example, take direct action to support the improvement of water and sanitation services in developing nations by contributing one per cent of their revenue or budgets. “Together with an active coalition of stakeholders and concrete cooperation mechanisms, local leaders from across the globe are working in solidarity so everyone can access safe water and sanitation services,” said Mr. Muttukumaru. Link to UNDP Program Statement - www.undp.org/content/undp/en/home/presscenter/pressreleases/2012/03/15/platform-global-water-solidarity.html By Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey – Follow @MuhamedSacirbey Facebook = Become a Fan at “Diplomatically Incorrect” Twitter – Follow us at DiplomaticallyX See more at our Popular Video Blogs & Current News Event Articles at- Ecology-Diplomat Channel - diplomaticallyincorrect.org/c/ecology-diplomat

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"Voice of the Global Citizen"- Diplomatically Incorrect (diplomaticallyincorrect.org) provide film and written reports on issues reflecting diplomatic discourse and the global citizen. Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey (@MuhamedSacirbey) is former Foreign Minister Ambassador of Bosnia & Herzegovina at the United Nations. "Mo" is also signatory of the Rome Conference/Treaty establishing the International…

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