On Friday 22 March the annual World Water Day celebrations will be held everywhere in the world. The main event will be hosted in The Hague this year, but UNESCO-IHE is taking the opportunity to host plenty of activities as well.
09:00 – 10:45 Livestream of the main event in The Hague, including speeches of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova
12:30 – 13:45 Lunch seminar ‘Getting a grip on the future! Applying scenario methods’ by Lucas Janssen. Read more here. Documentary and interviews of UNESCO-IHE staff and students.
14:00 – 14:30 Live-stream of keynote speech of HRH the Prince of Orange, Chair of UNSGAB.
Delft city centre
14:30 – 15:30 Awareness Walk. “Walk for Water Campaign” including Water Cooperation Ceremony at the Delft Square and three Flash Mob dances at various locations in the city.
About World Water Day
An international day to celebrate freshwater was recommended at the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). The United Nations General Assembly responded by designating 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day. Each year, World Water Day highlights a specific aspect of freshwater. The theme of this year will be announced soon. More information: www.worldwaterday.org
Date published: 18 March 2013