Theme of World Water Day 2019 on 22 March is ”Leaving no one behind”. This is an adaptation of the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit.
Today, billions of people are still living without safe water. Marginalized groups – women, children, indigenous peoples and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need. In 2010, the UN recognized the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.