World Water Day 2019
World Water Day 2019 was observed on 22 March with the theme ‘Leaving no one behind’. The World Water Day 2019 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.
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 22 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.