Outcome document from Dushanbe Conference
The outcome document from the High Level International Conference on Water Cooperation, which took place in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, from 20 to 21 August 2013, has been released. The document includes the Dushanbe declaration and summarizes main debates and conclusions.
Save the date! Official closing event for the International Year of Water Cooperation
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UNESCO, on behalf of UN-Water, and following an offer from the United Mexican States, will organize the official closing event of the International Year of Water Cooperation in Mexico City, Mexico. The event, which will take place on 5 and 6 December 2013, will provide an overview of the major achievements of the Year and set signals for its follow-up, particularly in the context of the post-2015 Development Agenda.
Key learning and outcomes from latest CEO Water Mandate meetings
The CEO Water Mandate releases a summary of its recent multi-stakeholder working sessions, one on 4 September 2013 coinciding with World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden, and another one on 19 September during the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in New York, USA.
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From the Decade’s programmes
1st announcement: UN-Water Annual International Zaragoza Conference. Preparing for World Water Day 2014: Water and Energy
Date: 13-16 January 2014
Place: Zaragoza, Spain
Organizers: UN-Water Decade Programme on Advocacy and Communication (UNW-DPAC)
This conference, preparatory for World Water Day 2014, will analyze the commonalities and differences on the water and energy sectors and the advantages and disadvantages of partnerships. The Conference aims to draw lessons on what are the factors that make successful partnerships in water and energy, the role of different actors and how to scale up partnerships.
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E-discussion to feed in to the UN Special Rapporteur’s handbook for realising the rights to water and sanitation
Date: 28 October - 15 November 2013
Organiser: Rural Water Supply Network
The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to water and sanitation is writing a handbook to provide practical guidance on how to realise the rights to water and sanitation. This three-week e-discussion will provide an opportunity to discuss specific aspects of realising the right as discussed in the handbook. The e-discussion will focus on three areas: (1) non-discrimination, how stakeholders can ensure inclusion of disadvantaged individuals and groups; (2) sustainability; how stakeholders engage for long-term and affordable access to services; and (3) the specific roles and responsibilities that the discussants have to realise the rights to water and sanitation.
Side-event on Measuring Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda: A new global tool for WASH and beyond
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Date: 30 October 2013 Time: 13:15 to 14:45
Place: UN Headquarters, New York, USA
With the participation of Mr. Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary General, and Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque, UN Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation.
Africa Regional Consultative Meeting on the Sustainable Development Goals
Date: 31 October - 5 November 2013
Place: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Organisers: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB)
This meeting will provide a platform for African countries to identify, articulate and reach consensus on the region’s sustainable development priorities and goals, which will take into account those emerging from the region’s Post-2015 Development Agenda Process embodied in the African common position on the same. The consultative meeting is expected to adopt an outcome document that will serve as Africa’s common reference document and collective input to the work of the UN General Assembly Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
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