Water for Life (2005 – 2015)
On 23 December 2004, the General Assembly proclaimed the period from 2005 – 2015 as the International Decade for Action, Water for Life, commencing on World Water Day 22 March 2005 (resolution 58/217).
The Assembly invited the Secretary-General to take the appropriate steps to organize the activities of the Decade, taking into account the results of the International Year of Freshwater and the work of the Commission on Sustainable Development at its twelfth and thirteenth sessions. It also called upon the relevant UN bodies, specialized agencies, and regional commissions to deliver a coordinated response, utilizing existing resources and voluntary funds, to make Water for Life a decade for action.
Women’s League for Conservative Judaism supports the International Decade for Action, Water for Life because we firmly believe that water is our planet’s most vital resource.
The General Assembly, on 20 December 2002, proclaimed the ten-year period beginning on 1 January 2005 as the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (resolution 57/254). The Assembly designated the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as lead agency to promote the Decade, asking it to develop an International Implementation Scheme, clarifying the Decade’s relationship with existing education processes.
It invited Governments to promote public awareness and wider participation in the Decade, including cooperation with and initiatives engaging civil society and other relevant stakeholders.
Women’s League for Conservative Judaism supports the principles of the International Decade of Education for Sustainable Development with the understanding that education is a route to world peace.