It's always about water.
This sentence was repeated multiple times during a panel titled “Wisdom, Water and Rural Women: Unmuting Women’s Voices,” held last week during the 62nd Commission on the Status of Women. Access to water, particularly for rural women, was a repeated theme during this panel and others throughout the week. The message provided a perfect segue into World Water Day 2018, which the UN will commemorate on Thursday, March 22. The day will include addresses from General Assembly President Miroslav Lajčák and Autumn Peltier, a 13-year-old water activist. Peltier is a member of the Anishinaabe indigenous group and a resident of the Wiikwemkoong Unceded Territory in Ontario. Even at her young age, Peltier has established herself as a powerful water advocate in Canada and throughout the world.
Tune in to livestreams of the events at webtv.un.org.
Mr. Lajčák and Ms. Peltier will deliver opening remarks at 10:00 am. A full schedule is available here.