Clean Water – Essential for Life: A UN Earth Day Conversation
Presented by the UNA-Southern NYS Division
Mar 18 2018
Join the United Nations Association-Southern NYS Division in celebrating Earth Day at Queens Museum. On February 26, 1971, U.N. Secretary-General U Thant signed a proclamation saying that the United Nations would celebrate Earth Day annually on the vernal equinox, thereby officially establishing the March date as the international Earth Day.
In his Earth Day statement on March 21, 1971, U Thant said, “May there only be peaceful and cheerful Earth Days to come for our beautiful Spaceship Earth as it continues to spin and circle in frigid space with its warm and fragile cargo of animate life.” The United Nations continues to celebrate Earth Day each year by ringing the Peace Bell at U.N. headquarters in New York at the precise moment of the vernal equinox.
Join us for a panel discussion on Sustainable Development Goal #6: Clean Water and Sanitation. Worldwide, 663 million people are without access to clean drinking water. In the United States. 21 million people are exposed to unsafe drinking water. Hear how and United Nations agencies such as UNICEF and federal, state and city agencies in the United States promote clean water for all.
Followed by light refreshments.
Free and Open to All, no RSVP necessary
A membership program of the UN Foundation, the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) is dedicated to building understanding of and support for the ideals and work of the UN among the American people. The United Nations Association Southern New York State Division comprises all chapters and members-at-large in the five boroughs of New York City and in the counties of Columbia, Dutchess, Greene, Nassau, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Suffolk, Sullivan, Ulster and Westchester.