The 3rd session of the Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals is meeting to discuss the issues of food security and nutrition, sustainable agriculture, drought, desertification, and land degradation for one and a half days (on 22 and 23 May), and water and sanitation for the other one and a half days (on 23 and 24 May).
Sessions are broadcasted live through the UN webcast channel.
In preparation of the High-Level Conference on Water Cooperation which will take place in Dushanbe on 20-21 August 2013, the Steering Committee will meet to discuss and agree on the final draft of the conference program; decide on key sessions' speakers, moderators and chairs; and make suggestions for the zero draft of the outcome document. The main objective of this Conference is to contribute to the improvement of water cooperation, in particular at transboundary level, by promoting successful policies, best practices and wider public participation, and encouraging policy makers to promote water cooperation at all levels in order to achieve internationally agreed goals on water.
The 3rd Latin American Sanitation Conference (LatinoSan 2013) will be held under the theme 'Sanitation for all: new challenges: new opportunities'. This conference represents an opportunity to strengthen the leadership of Latin American and Caribbean governments in the sanitation issue, obtain country support for the inclusion of water and sanitation issues in new global goals, set new commitments in the sanitation agenda beyond the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) deadline, and encourage the participation of other stakeholders in the issue.
20-21 August 2013: International High-Level Conference on Water Cooperation. Dushanbe, Tajikistan
8-10 January 2013: Preparing for the 2013 International Year. Water Cooperation: Making it Happen! Conference. Zaragoza, Spain
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