Ankara launch of the Global Human Development Report

09 Nov 2006

Global Human Development Report was presented to over 200 guests on 9 November 2006.

UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Reprsentative Mahmood Ayub, and UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre Europe and the CIS Water Governance Advisor Juerg Staudenmann made their speeches on this year's GHDR at the meeting, which is supported by the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources, and General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works, and was held in the General Directorate of State Hydraulic Works Conference Hall.

The UN Coordinator stated that in a world of unprecedented wealth, almost 2 million children die each year for want of a glass of clean water and a toilet; "It means that in the time that I conclude my short speech, over 30 children will have died…" . The Water Governance Advisor Staudenmann, also mentioned that, if the water management is done in a planned and efficient way, all water resources will be enough for the world's usage.