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UN World Water Day 2024

22 March 2024 9:00 - 21:00

This year’s World Water Day, on 22 March 2024, will take place under the theme ‘Leveraging Water for Peace’.

The UN Secretary-General António Guterres, in his World Water Day message, emphasized the urgent need for increased transboundary water cooperation:

  • “Water for peace is the theme of this year’s World Water Day. Achieving it relies on far greater cooperation. Today, 153 countries share water resources. Yet only twenty-four have reported cooperation agreements for all their shared water. We must accelerate efforts to work together across borders, and I urge all countries to join and implement the United Nations Water Convention – which promotes managing shared water resources sustainably.“

The following key events are scheduled for World Water Day:

  • Official celebrations: The official celebrations will take place at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, featuring distinguished speakers, technical presentations, field experiences, and cultural activities. The event will be webcasted live, offering a global audience the opportunity to participate. The launch of the UN World Water Development Report 2024, titled 'Water for Prosperity and Peace,' will be a central part of this celebration.
  • Member State-led Events: Various countries will host events in New York and Geneva, supported by the Water Convention Secretariat, UN-Water and affiliated entities:

Resources, including visuals, are available on the official World Water Day website: