We recognize the immense sense of urgency to help save finite freshwater resources in communities we live in, and
share a passion to help people without sustainable access to safe drinking
At any give moment, about half of the world’s poor are suffering from
water-related diseases, of which over 6,000 – mainly children – die each day by
consuming unsafe drinking water.
Today, over one billion people are still
without access to the basic human right – they are without access to safe
Our primary goal is to create awareness on commitments made on water and water-related
issues by the United Nations.
Relevant commitments include the Millennium Development
targets to reduce by half the proportion of people without access to safe
drinking water and basic sanitation by 2015.
The goal for all countries to stop the unsustainable
exploitation of water resources and to develop integrated water resource
management and water efficiency plans.
Achieving the goals will require sustained commitment, cooperation and
Our volunteers, partner organizations, the private sector, therefore,
have vast potential to transform the lives of millions, especially in crucial
areas such as poverty eradication, environmental upgradation, quality of life,
child development and gender equality.
Recognizing the importance of safe drinking water interventions, we
have developed an awareness fundraisers as a practical
response to the urgency to confirm our
commitment to help people in need for safe drinking water.
We encourage our partners to donate a portion of
their fundraiser proceeds or profits direct to the safe drinking water relief efforts around the world.
The following members of United Nations share the same vision:
FAO - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
IAEA - International Atomic Energy Agency
IFAD - International Fund of Agricultural Development
UNCBD - United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity
UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
UNDESA - United Nations Department of Economic and Social
Affairs (UN-Water Secretariat)
UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
UNECA - United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
UNECE - United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
UNECLAC - United Nations Economic Comm. for Latin America and
UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme
UNESCAP - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for
Asia and the Pacific
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
UNESCWA - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for
UN-Habitat - United Nations Human Settlements Programme
UNHCR - United Nations High Commission for Refugees
UNICEF - United Nations Children’s Fund
UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization
UNISDR - International Strategy for Disaster Reduction
"To the people of poor nations, we
pledge to work alongside you to make
your farms flourish and LetCleanWatersFlow, to nourish starved
bodies and feed hungry minds. And to those nations like ours that enjoy
relative plenty, we say we can no longer afford indifference to
suffering outside our borders; nor can we consume the world's resources
without regard to effect. For the world has changed, and we must change
with it". Source: President Obama, Inaugural Speech, January 20, 2009, Washington, DC, USA.