WATER JOURNALISTS AFRICA is happy to associate with the United Nations Office to Support the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life’ 2005-2015/UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNO-IDfA/UNW-DPC) which actually trained founding members of this network in March 2011 in Cape town south Africa. Located in Zaragoza, Spain, and led by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), UNO-IDfA/UNW-DPC facilitates information, implements communication and raises awareness in the framework of the Water for Life’ Decade.
UNO-IDfA/UNW-DPC is one of the two initiatives launched by UN-Water to support the ‘Water for Life’ Decade. The other is The UN-Water Decade Programme for Capacity Development (UNW-DPC). Hosted by the United Nations University in Bonn, Germany, the UNW-DPC strengthens the coherence and effectiveness of capacity development activities in the framework of the Decade.
UN-Water is the inter-agency mechanism for the implementation of the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation water-related provisions and the Millennium Development Goals concerning freshwater. The terms of reference and modalities of work of UN-Water cover the elements of a detailed inter-agency plan for addressing water as well as sanitation issues, and include mechanisms for interacting with non-United Nations system stakeholders.
The United Nations, through its inter-agency coordination mechanism, UN-Water, is responsible for coordinating the ‘Water for Life’ Decade.