The Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund for the Aral Sea Region: Advancing Regional and International Cooperation Towards Comprehensive Strategies in Support of Sustainable Development    

27 November 2018        10:00 – 12:00       UN Headquarters, New York        Conference Room 4

About the Event

During his visit to the Aral Sea in Uzbekistan in June 2017, the UN Secretary-General António Guterres described the socio-environmental disaster as one of “the biggest ecological catastrophes of our time”. Capitalizing on the successes and lessons learned from previous human security programmes, the Governments of Japan, Nigeria, Norway and Uzbekistan have joined together with the UN Human Security Unit, the UN Country Team in Uzbekistan, and the Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office to organize a High-Level Event on 27 November 2018. The event aims to galvanize support towards collective action for reducing vulnerability and advancing sustainable development in the Aral Sea region through the Multi-Partner Human Security Trust Fund.

Human Security & the Aral Sea

“Overcoming the consequences of the Aral Sea disaster requires the active consolidation of international efforts,” H.E. Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

Complex and interconnected challenges to human security require approaches that maximize coordination among relevant partners. To formulate long-term and sustainable responses that prevent further harm to people and the environment, the application of human security supports the Government of Uzbekistan and the affected population in building resilience and encouraging sustainable development through catalytic and transformative initiatives.