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The Director-General

Director-General Opens Exhibition "Women, Water and Wells"

19 June 2012

The Director-General opened the exhibition “Women, Water and Wells” which focused on the critical importance of clean, safe water to African development, and in particular, to women. He highlighted the work of the United Nations in ensuring access to safe drinking water for everyone. He also mentioned that the UN General Assembly had recognized drinking water and sanitation as human rights which provided an impetus for both States and international organizations to provide financial resources, and assist in capacity-building and technology transfer to help countries to provide safe, clean and accessible drinking water and sanitation for all.