The idea of ??the World Water Day (World Day for Water or the World Water Day) was first performed at the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) held in 1992 in Rio de Janeiro.
The General Assembly of the United Nations adopted resolution 47/193 of February 22 in 1993, today announced March 22 World Water Day. In accordance with the recommendations of the UN Conference on Environment and Development, began to celebrate this day in 1993.
States were called upon to take a day of water resources and the implementation of the recommendations of the UN carrying out concrete actions at the national level.
Each year, one of the UN appointed coordinator of activities of the World Water Day, and is responsible for promoting a new theme under the guidance of the Administrative Committee on Coordination.
The main objectives of the World Water Day:
— Promote the adoption of appropriate measures to address the problem of supplying the population with drinking water;
— Inform the public about the importance of protection and conservation of freshwater resources and water resources in general;
— Bring the celebration of World Water Day, governments, international agencies, non-governmental organizations and the private sector.
March 22 is a unique opportunity to remind man of the critical importance of water resources for the environment and social development. Practical efforts can help to deepen the public's understanding of both problems and solutions in this area. To achieve positive results you need to turn words into actions and commitments under the overall theme.