World Water Day: Children Call for Action on Access to Safe Water

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“On World Water Day, as the 4th World Water Forum here draws to a close, the voices of debate and discussion have fallen silent to hear and consider a clarion call to action from children.

Ten young water activists took the stage yesterday, side by side with over 30 ministers of water and environment at the global meeting, to discuss children’s role in the world water crisis. They represented the 112 participants in the Children’s World Water Forum, a parallel event ending in Mexico City today. And they spoke out for the hundreds of millions of children worldwide struggling to survive without safe drinking water.” [Read more]