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Global World Water Day

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World Water Day, on March 22nd every year, is about taking action to tackle the global water crisis.

To date, 1.8 billion people use a source of drinking water contaminated with feces. This puts them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid, and polio.

The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, includes a target to ensure everyone has access to safe water by 2030. This makes water a key issue in the fight to eradicate extreme poverty.

In 1993, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated March 22 as World Water Day. The day is coordinated by U.N. Water in collaboration with governments and partners.

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