The UN General Assembly adopted a resolution on December 22, 1992, declaring March 22 to be the World Day for Water each year. Countries were encouraged to develop activities to highlight local needs for water. The first World Day for Water was observed in 1993.
The Water for Life Decade was launched on World Water Day in 2005. This decade will run from 2005 to 2015 and give a high profile to women's participation and the UN's water-related programs.
GDRC has been working on themes related to this international day/observance, in the water section of its programme on Urban Environmental Management.
GDRC therefore reaffirms its committment to uphold the objectives of the World Water Day, and work towards better understanding of, and action on, highliting the criticality of good water management for the sustainability of our future.