The United Nations Association of New York will honor Rotary International with its 2007 Humanitarian Award on October 25.
The UNA-NY 2007 Humanitarian Award is presented each year in observance of United Nations Day. This year the focus is "The Global Water Crisis".

Rotary International and its Foundation will be recognized for their important work to provide safe water and sanitation. The other honorees are Antony Burgmans (former Chairman of Unilever), and Cirque du Soleil's One Drop Foundation.

The Gala Dinner will be held on Thursday, October 25, 2007 at the United Nations Delegates Dining Room. Proceeds benefit organizations and enterprises working to alleviate problems around the world relating to water.

In 2003, The United Nations General Assembly declared 2005 to 2015 as the International Decade for Action on "Water for Life," with a primary goal to promote efforts to fulfill international commitments made on water and water-related issues by 2015. Here are 10 Reasons why we Should Care About Water, the Essence of Life.