2023 UN Water Conference
The UN Water Conference is back for the first time in 50 years, organised by the UN General Assembly and co-hosted by the Governments of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The event’s revival highlights the increasing necessity for action on water and water-related goals. It will focus on the sustainable development and integrated management of water resources for the achievement of social, economic and environmental objectives, the implementation and promotion of related programmes and projects, as well as on the furtherance of cooperation and partnerships at all levels.
“The UN 2023 Water Conference in March must result in a bold Water Action Agenda that gives our world’s lifeblood the commitment it deserves.” – Antonio Guterres, UN Secretary-General
The conference will include an opening and closing session, six plenary sessions, and five interactive dialogues, as well as side events organized by participants. It will result in a summary of proceedings from the UNGA President that will feed into the 2023 session of the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). The event promises to bring together stakeholders from Governments, IFIs, NGOs, civil society, and more, working together to forge out a path to water security.