High-level Event of the delegation of Tajikistan to the UN entitled “Interlinkages between Water and Climate Action”

28.03.2019 16:30

On 27 March 2019 at the UN Headquarters, New York, there was held a High-level Event entitled “Interlinkages between Water and Climate Action” organized by the initiative of the Tajikistan delegation. The event was organized in cooperation with the Permanent Missions of Canada, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, the Russian Federation, Singapore, Switzerland, UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) and UN Water.

The opening segment started with the statement of the President of the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly Maria Espinosa, Prime Minister of Fiji Voreqe Bainimarama, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan Sirojiddin Muhriddin, the Secretary General’s Special Envoy for 2019 Climate Summit Luis Alfonso de Alba, Secretary of State to the Minister of Energy, Mines, and Sustainable Development of the Kingdom of Morocco Nezha El Ouafi and other officials.

Representatives of member-states, various UN agencies and other international organizations delivered the statements during two interactive panels on the themes “Water and Climate Action” and “Means of Implementation”. Among the speakers were H.E. Mr. Hussein Rashid Hasan, Minister of the Environment of the Maldives, Yasmin Fouad, Minister of Environment of Egypt, Sergio Costa, Minister of the Environment of Italy, Marta Delgado, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Mexico, representatives of the World Bank, UNESCO, UN University, Microsoft and others. The first panel was chaired by Sirojiddin Muhriddin.

In his statement, the Foreign Minister of Tajikistan emphasized the significant increase in the number of extreme natural phenomena in Tajikistan, which causes serious damage to the population and the economy of the country. The Foreign Minister noted the ever-increasing impact of climate change on the high volume of glacier and snowfalls melting.  

The Tajik Foreign Minister called upon the representatives of the UN member-states to support the process of implementation of the initiative of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028”.




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