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UNW-DPAC Reviews UN Publications on Water and Sanitation

January 2013: The UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC) has published its Bimonthly Publications Review, which presents the latest publications from UN agencies and programmes on issues related to water and sanitation from September through January 2012. These publications address a range of issues, such as climate change, child survival, city resilience and cultural diversity.

The UNW-DPAC Bimonthly Publications Review No. 14 provides a brief overview of 22 publications from various UN agencies and programmes, including the UN International Strategy for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), the UN Environment Programme (UNEP), the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE), the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA), UNW-DPAC, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), and the UN University (UNU). The review also highlights publications from international financial institutions (IFIs) such as the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

The publications covered by the review address issues of: monitoring sanitation behavior; climate change and food security; socio-cultural interactions with water; water-related neglected tropical diseases; impacts of water depletion on agricultural infrastructure; promoting hand washing behavior; impacts of warming permafrost; expanding sanitation and water services in urban areas; mercury pollution; green economy indicators; and water cooperation. [Publication: UNW-DPAC Bimonthly Publications Review No. 14]