On 6 February 2023 a panel discussion “Water, Economics and Trade: Exploring commitments for the UN 2023 Water Conference” was held at the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Geneva.
Organized by the Permanent Missions of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and facilitated by the WTO, the event offered an opportunity to draw greater attention to the trade, investment and economic aspects of water, as well as provided a platform to present ongoing work and interim conclusions of the Global Commission on the Economics of Water.
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Tajikistan to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva Mr. Jamshed Khamidov.
reiterated the urgency to scale up efforts in addressing the water challenges, emphasizing the significance of water for safety and economy. At the same time, the importance of implementation of the Water Action Decade and acceleration of global action on water issues has been stressed.