UNW-DPC Closing Ceremony and Celebration of Achievements
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As the International Decade for Action "Water for Life", 2005-2015, is coming to an end, UNW-DPC will be closing in July 2015 in fulfillment of its mandate. After carrying out more than 125 activities in collaboration with 34 of UN-Water’s Members and Partners, reaching over 2,300 people from 150 countries, UNW-DPC has celebrated the achievements during a closing ceremony in Bonn on 23 June 2015.

Report on the Achievements during the International Decade for Action Water for Life 2005-2015
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UN-Water has released the "Report on the Achievements during the International Decade for Action Water for Life 2005-2015". Prepared on the occasion of the end of the Decade, the report provides an overview of the milestones and major activities implemented during this period, discusses remaining gaps and the need for further action. Click here to download.

Sixth regional workshop on National Drought Management Policies for West and Central African Countries
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WMO, UNCCD, FAO, CBD and UNW-DPC organized a further regional training workshop for West and Central Africa which took place in in Accra, Ghana from 4-7 May 2015. The topic of the workshop was on "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies". Further information is available at www.ais.unwater.org/ droughtmanagement.

UNW-DPC's "Capacity Pool" magazines
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UNW-DPC has dedicated its 19th regular newsletter, the "Capacity Pool", to the topic of "Ensuring Access to Drinking Water and Sanitation". The magazine includes an overview of current levels of drinking water and sanitation access and challenges for the future beyond 2015. Download the entire newsletter in PDF format.

 Check out the e-magazine format.

The UN-Water Initiative on Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies

UNW-DPC coordinates the UN-Water initiative "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies", a collaboration with the WMO, UNCCD, FAO and CBD. After a successful kick-off in Geneva in March 2013 and regional workshops for Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia and Africa in 2013 and 2014,  a final international event is expected in 2015. Click here to visit the initiative's platform.

Upcoming and recently completed activities

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UNW-DPC Closing Ceremony and Celebration of Achievements

After carrying out more than 125 activities in collaboration with 34 of UN-Water’s Members and Partners, reaching over 2,300 people from 150 countries, UNW-DPC has celebrated the achievements during a closing ceremony in Bonn on 23 June 2015. |Read more

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Sixth regional workshop on National Drought Management Policies for West and Central African Countries

WMO, UNCCD, FAO, CBD and UNW-DPC organized a further regional training workshop for West and Central Africa which took place in in Accra, Ghana from 4-7 May 2015. The topic of the workshop was on "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies". Further information is available at www.ais.unwater.org/ droughtmanagement.

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Fifth Regional Workshop on National Drought Management Policies (for Near East and North Africa Region)

After a successful kick-off in Geneva and a series of regional workshops for Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Caribbean and Asia in 2013 and 2014, WMO, UNCCD, FAO, CBD and UNW-DPC organized a further regional workshop for Near East and North Africa Region in Cairo, Egypt from 17-20 November 2014, on "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies". |Read more

Publications:

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Report on the Achievements of UNW-DPC 2005-2015

As the International Decade for Action "Water for Life", 2005-2015, is coming to an end, UNW-DPC has published a final report on the Achievements of UNW-DPC from 2007-2015 including a Report on the UNW-DPC's 3rd Work Plan. It was presented at the Programmes closing ceremony in Bonn on 23 June 2015.

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National Drought Management Policies Synthesis

Together with the partners, UNW-DPC has published a synthesis on the “Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies” initiative. It presents essentially the key pillars, challenges and next steps for national drought management policies based on the philosophy of risk reduction. Click here to download.
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Proceedings for the regional training workshops for the Eastern and Southern Africa and the Near East and North Africa regions

UNW-DPC has published a proceedings for the fourth Regional Workshop on National Drought Management Policies (for Eastern and Southern Africa and the Near East and North Africa Regions) in the UN-Water initiative on "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies". Find out more at the project's online platform in the UN-Water Activity Information System.  Click here to download.

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National Drought Management Policies Synthesis

Together with the partners, UNW-DPC has published a synthesis on the “Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies” initiative. It presents essentially the key pillars, challenges and next steps for national drought management policies based on the philosophy of risk reduction. Click here to download.
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Report on the Achievements during the International Decade for Action Water for Life 2005-2015

UN-Water has released the "Report on the Achievements during the International Decade for Action Water for Life 2005-2015". The "Water for Life Decade" was proclaimed by the UN General Assembly in 2003 with the primary goal to promote efforts to fulfil international commitments made on water and water-related issues by 2015. Prepared on the occasion of the end of the Decade, the report provides an overview of the milestones and major activities implemented during this period, discusses remaining gaps and the need for further action. The report has been prepared by UNW-DPC, on request from UN-Water, with input from its Members, Partners and Programmes. Click here to download.

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Proceedings of the Regional Drought Workshop, for Latin America and the Carribean in spanish

UNW-DPC has published a proceedings for the second regional workshop in spanish, for Asia-Pacific Countries, in the UN-Water initiative on "Capacity Development to Support National Drought Management Policies". Find out more at the project's online platform in the UN-Water Activity Information System. Click here to download.

Multimedia:

IFAT 2014 Film

UN-Water was present at IFAT 2014 in Munich, Germany from 5-9 May, with UNW-DPC coordinating the participation of 10 UN- Water Members, Partners and Programmes in a pavilion and seminar on the topic of “Water and Energy”. It has produced a short film about the event.