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April 29 2021 - United Nations Adopts Resolution on Drowning Prevention

Lifesaving Society Canada Announcement

We are thrilled to advise that the UN Resolution on Drowning Prevention (A/75/L.76) was approved by the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday, April 28, 2021. 

This UN resolution is a sentinel step that will focus attention and action on this highly preventable public health challenge. The resolution will increase UN agency awareness and actions to reduce drowning. The resolution will encourage the engagement of national governments to reduce the burden of drowning through effective policies and legislation, research, and support for community-based drowning prevention action.

Canada was a co-sponsor of the UN Resolution. Canada’s support for the Resolution aligns with global and domestic priorities for safe activities and improved health for all.