Its focus lays on all fresh- and sea water issues as well as on sanitation. UN-Water aims at improving the cooperation between relevant governing bodies and development organizations. It is responsible for the annual World Water Day as well as for the UN Water decade.
The 24 members of UN-Water are UN agencies, programmes and funds that are to a measurable extent involved in water policies. These include, among others, the Food and Agriculture Organization, the World Health Organization, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, the United Nations Environment Programme and the United Nations Development Programme.