UNESCO international water conference

The UNESCO International Water Conference will take place on 13 and 14 May 2019 at the organization’s HQ in Paris.

The UNESCO International Water Conference will promote a cooperative process based on networking and partnerships between stakeholders. This will encourage a broad and concerted commitment, supporting the implementation of a comprehensive response to water governance and sustainable development challenges at the local, national and international levels. In order for the discussion to be effectively operating and for collaboration to grow, participation will be diverse and will include government representatives, policy makers, businesses, international organizations, donors, civil society organizations, scientific community institutions, educators, and the media.

During the Water Conference, UN-Water will host a side event on ‘How the UN system supports Member States to achieve SDG 6 and other water-related targets’. The side event, participants in the Conference will get a chance to learn more about how the UN system coordinates its work to support Member States’ implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 6 and how the coordinated work has helped place water and sanitation at the heart of milestone agreements.

Participants will also be briefed about and will have the opportunity to discuss ongoing processes, such as the upcoming UN high-level meetings in 2021 and 2023 as mandated by UN General Assembly resolution 73/226 on the “Midterm comprehensive review of the implementation of the International Decade for Action, ‘Water for Sustainable Development’ 2018-2028”.