Groundwater, the invisible water beneath our feet, represents 99% of Earth's liquid freshwater, making it critical for supplying drinking water, ensuring food security, adapting to climate variability, supporting biodiversity, sustaining surface water bodies and meeting the UN's Sustainable Development Goals.
Groundwater is the drinking water source for more than 2 billion people, and provides more than 40% of the water for irrigated agriculture worldwide. Its use has impacted environmentally critical streamflow in more than 15% of streams globally, and could impact the majority of streams by 2050.
Around 1.7 billion people live above aquifers, geologic formations that provide groundwater, that are stressed by overuse. Poor groundwater quality disproportionately...
The Convention encourages the States parties to apply its provisions to all victims of domestic violence, including women, men, children and the elderly.
Mother’s Day is a civil occasion in some countries of the world, celebrated in honour of the mother, motherhood and the social influence of mothers.
There is not a single day of the year able to bring together all the States in which the event is celebrated: in most countries the feast is celebrated in the month of May - mainly on the second Sunday of May, while others celebrate it on March.
We wish to thank all the wonderful Mothers of the world for their love and dedication to their children and families, for their fundamental support to society.
Greenery Day is celebrated on May 4 in Japan. This is a day that has been set aside for nature appreciation. On this day, commemorative plantings of trees are held around the country, as are many events that bring people closer to nature.