International Water Day, “Water as a Common Good”

22 March 2021

“Water Day” was first celebrated in 1993. A year earlier, the United Nations General Assembly declared March 22nd of each year as World Water Day.

Unfortunately, nearly three billion people in the world do not have access to water, which is particularly essential today for the prevention of Covid-19. Without water, hand washing – one of the primary preventive strategies for this virus – becomes impossible.

This day is celebrated to remind us of the relevance of this essential liquid (water and sanitation measures are key to poverty reduction, economic growth and environmental sustainability) and aims to raise awareness of the global water crisis, recognize water as a common good, and seek action to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: Water and sanitation for all by 2030.

This year, the UN invites us to focus our attention on water and climate change, as they are inextricably linked. It is done under the slogan “WATER COMMON GOOD”.

Three key messages for this day:

For more information, we invite you to read the following document:

During these days, the text “María Antonia París, friend and companion in the journey” is being distributed.