Briefing on the Second Dushanbe Water Decade Conference and the UN 2023 Water Conference

02.02.2022 19:55

On February 2, 2022, a briefing dedicated to the Second High-Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action "Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028" entitled “Catalyzing water action and partnership at the local, national, regional and global levels” (Dushanbe, June 6-9, 2022) and the United Nations Conference on the Midterm Comprehensive Review of the Implementation of the Objectives of the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018–2028 (New York, March 22-24, 2023) was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the participation of heads of diplomatic missions, international organizations, international financial institutions and the press.

The head of the Secretariat of the Conference, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea Sulton Rahimzoda and the Special Envoy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands for International Water Affairs Hank Ovink presented the plans and goals of the Second Dushanbe Water Decade Conference and the UN 2023 Water Conference.

During the presentations, Tajikistan's efforts over the past two decades to promote water issues on the World Development Agenda were noted, and the fact that eight resolutions of the UN General Assembly on water issues initiated by Tajikistan were unanimously adopted confirms the importance of the issues raised.

Currently, the fourth initiative of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan on the International Decade for Action "Water for Sustainable Development" for 2018-2028 is being implemented at the national, regional and global levels.

The Second International Conference in Dushanbe, entitled “Catalyzing water action and partnership at the local, national, regional and global levels”, will be held in Dushanbe on June 6-9, 2022 and is being considered as an important global event in preparation for the United Nations Conference on the Midterm Comprehensive Review of the Implementation of the Objectives of the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018–2028 in 2023 in New York.

The UN 2023 Water Conference will be held on March 22-24, 2023 in New York under the chairmanship of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The conference is the first UN Water Conference of its kind since the 1977 High Level Water Conference in Mar del Plata.

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