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News Call for contributions to the World Water Report Summary

The United Nations project to produce a youth summary of this year's fantastic UN Human Development Report which was released last week. It is on the theme of water. The UN want it out in English, French and Spanish by March 22nd: World Water Day. The Report is fascinating and quite upbeat – saying that water is a fundamental human right and that, with political will, we have the technology to get “beyond scarcity” to an equitable distribution of this basic human resource to all. The incentive is not just to get your story, or your poem or painting into a UN booklet that will be distributed around the world: it is also an opportunity for the best contributors to get an all expenses paid trip to the UK to work at the Editorial Meeting for the booklet at Peace Child’s International Centre near Cambridge in the UK. As any one who has been to one of these editorial meetings, they are a life-changing experience. On this one, you will get to work with some of the finest minds from the UN and leading UK think-tanks on an issue that is, literally, the source of human life. The deadline for your entries has been extended to 31st January 2007. Winners will be notified by e-mail on February 5th and will be expected to be ready to travel to the UK by 17th February.

Contact information The Water Project, Peace Child International (email:
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Source of information Development Gateway
Keyword(s) UN Human Development Report, World Water Day
Geographical coverage International
News date 18/12/2006
Working language(s) ENGLISH , FRENCH , SPANISH