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UN-Water is a mechanism of the United Nations, endorsed in 2003 for the follow-up process of the 2002 World Summit on Sustainable Development. Its purpose is to support states in their water-related efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals.

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.

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