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Annex A: International Decade for Action, ‘Water for Life’ 2005-2015

  Contents

1. Design

The Water for Life Decade Logo depicts a fountain of water painted in dark blue. The fountain consists of two cupped hands rising out from an ocean of water represented by two horizontal broad wavy lines. In a point-line style the water streams out of the fountain in both directions, portraying water that is harnessed 'for Life'. The words "Water for Life 2005-2015" appear below the artwork. The Water for life decade logo will be available in the six official United Nations languages: Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

The Water for Life decade logo might be subject to national variations. A national variation of the logo should maintain the core design, but may add, to top or bottom, the name of their country (or a city or locality within that country) and/or slogan judged appropriate to the Decade and suitable in the national or local context.

2. Uses of the logo

The Water for Life decade logo is primarily intended for three kinds of promotional use: information, fundraising and use by a commercial entity, as outlined below:

a. Information uses of the logo

Information uses of the logo are those which are:

  • Primarily illustrative
  • Not intended to raise funds; and
  • Not carried out by a commercial entity

All entities interested in using the Water Decade logo for information purposes should apply for approval to the Secretariat of UN-Water.

When requesting approval, the entities should provide:

  • A short statement of identity (membership, objectives, etc.);
  • An explanation of how and where the logo will be used.

Before the logo is used for information purposes, a waiver of liability (please see text below) in accordance with section III below must be signed by the entity requesting to use the logo.

b. Fund-raising uses of the logo

Fund-raising uses of the logo are those intended to raise resources to cover costs of activities for the International Decade for Action “Water for Life”, 2005-2015. Fund-raising uses of the logo may be undertaken only by non-commercial entities.

All entities interested in using the Water for Life Decade logo for fund-raising purposes should apply for approval to the Secretariat of UN-Water. When requesting permission to use the logo for fund-raising purposes, the entities should provide:

  • A short statement of identity (membership, objectives, etc.);
  • An explanation of how and where the logo will be used;
  • An explanation of how the fund-raising will take place;
  • A summary budget; and - An explanation of how the proceeds would be allocated to cover costs of activities for the International Water-for-Life Decade 2005-2015.

Before the logo is used for fund-raising purposes, a waiver of liability in accordance with section 3 below must be signed by the entity requesting to use the logo.

c. Uses of the logo by a commercial entity

The uses of the logo by commercial entities are all those undertaken by or involving commercial entities, as well as any use intended to lead to commercial or personal profit.

All commercial entities interested in using the Water for Life Decade logo should apply for approval to the Secretariat of UN-Water. When requesting permission to use the logo, the entities should explain:

  • The nature of the company or enterprise;
  • The proposed uses of the logo;
  • The names of countries/territories where the logo will be used;
  • The nature of products/services that the entity produces/sells in those areas;
  • How the products relate to disseminating the messages behind the International Water-for-Life Decade 2005-2015;
  • What profits the ntity is expected to make from the use of the logo; and
  • A summary budget, giving the expenses and any proposed royalties or contributions the entity is expected to make to local, national or international activities for the preparations of the International Water for Life Decade 2005-2015 or in favour of implementation of the activities of the International Water for Life Decade 2005-2015.

Before the logo is used by a commercial entity, a contract must be signed with the Secretariat of UN-Water. In particular, such contracts must include provisions concerning the waiver of liability in accordance with section 3 below. Such contracts must also provide the detailed terms and conditions concerning the use of the logo, including the details of the information enumerated above. Additionally, such contracts must contain the United Nations General Conditions of Contract.

3. Liability

All entities authorized to use the Water-for-Life Decade logo for the purposes specified herein must agree to the following provisions on waiver of liability:

  • The entity is responsible for ensuring that the activities are carried out in accordance with the applicable law and for ensuring that the appropriate insurance is maintained to cover the risks arising out of such activities;
  • The United Nations does not assume any responsibility for the activities of the undersigned; and
  • The entity shall hold harmless and defend the United Nations and its officials against any action that may be brought against the United Nations or its officials as a result of the use of the logo.

When the logo is used for information and fund-raising purposes, the waiver of liability form must be signed by the entity.

When the logo is used by a commercial entity, the above provisions on waiver of liability must be incorporated into a contract to be signed by the entity.

All duly signed waiver-of-liability forms and contracts must be received by the Secretariat of UN-Water before the proposed activities are carried out.

4. Inquiries

Secretariat of UN-Water
Mr. Manuel Dengo
Chief Water, Natural Resources and SIDS Branch
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Division for Sustainable Development
2 UN PLAZA, DC2, Room 2024
New York, N.Y. 10017
USA
Fax: +1-212-9634340
Email: unwater@un.org

Waiver of Liability for the Use of the Logo of The International Decade for Action, ‘Water for Life’, 2005-2015


The undersigned acknowledges that, in using the Water for life decade logo as explained in its submission dated __________ to the Secretary of UN-Water:

a. the undersigned is responsible for ensuring that the activities are carried out in accordance with the applicable law and for ensuring that the appropriate insurance is maintained to cover the risks arising out of such activities; b. the United Nations does not assume any responsibility for the activities of the undersigned; and c. the undersigned shall hold harmless and defend the United Nations and its officials against any action that may be brought against the United Nations or its officials as a result of the use of the logo.

Signed ________________________________________

Full Name (block letters) __________________________

  • the undersigned is responsible for ensuring that the activities are carried out in accordance with the applicable law and for ensuring that the appropriate insurance is maintained to cover the risks arising out of such activities;
  • the United Nations does not assume any responsibility for the activities of the undersigned; and
  • the undersigned shall hold harmless and defend the United Nations and its officials against any action that may be brought against the United Nations or its officials as a result of the use of the logo.

Affiliation (block letters) __________________________

Name of Organization ____________________________

E- mail ________________________________________

Date_____________________________________

Please send to: UN Water Secretariat, Fax: +1 (212) 963-4340

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