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Orderly and humane governance of international migration is widely recognized as essential for states as for the persons affected.
Water is essential for life and for sustainable development, and well-managed water services contribute to poverty reduction, economic growth and environmental sustainability. Increasing human population, the impacts of climate change and unsustainable growth all place pressures on water demand, water quality and water availability.
The international community and, in particular, the entire UN system is engaged in bringing to fruition the 2030 Agenda that was adopted in September, 2015 as the transformative blueprint for sustainable development in all countries during the 15-year period of 2016-2030.
In adopting the United Nations Charter in the aftermath of the Second World War, the founders of the United Nations reaffirmed their “faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, [and] in the equal rights of men and women”. While much progress has been made in terms of international governance on human rights (through, for example, the Universal Declaration o
The UN Charter established Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) in 1945 as one of the six main organs of the United Nations. The ECOSOC aims to advance the three dimensions of sustainable development – economic, social and environmental. It fosters debate and innovative thinking, forging consensus on ways forward, and coordinating efforts to achieve internationally agreed goals.