For billions still living without access to sanitation and water the cost of inaction is too high
World Bank Water and Sanitation Program:
Jae So, Program Manager
Mr. Dick van Ginhoven, Sr. Water and Sanitation Advisor, The Netherlands
WHAT: Press briefing to:
(i) Launch of the UN-Water Global Annual Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS), which centralizes key information/data, highlights challenges and elucidates where efforts stagnate for achieving the water and sanitation Millennium Development Goal (MDG) targets.
(ii) Pre-meeting briefing: First annual High Level Meeting of Sanitation and Water for All, to be held on 23 April, to take stock of progress, decide how to increase the performance and effectiveness of the sector, and increase understanding of how investment in sanitation and water leads to greater economic and human development.
WHERE: Ronald Reagan Building: The Hemisphere Room, Washington D.C.
WHEN: Wednesday, 21 April 2010, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. EST
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