A Proud And Historic Moment For Drowning Prevention, The UN and Ireland

28th April 2021: The UN General Assembly has approved the first ever resolution on Drowning Prevention. The resolution was an initiative of both Ireland and Bangladesh who along with co-sponsoring member states can be proud of this historic UN effort to save lives. An important, memorable day for the drowning prevention community worldwide. Read the resolution here.

Water Safety Ireland welcomes UN Resolution on Drowning Prevention


A key element of the resolution is a UN designated world drowning prevention day, to be observed annually on the 25th July.

More information to follow.

UN Drowning Prevention Resolution
Water Safety Ireland Press Release