New York – 30 March 2015
Water is essential for life on this planet – it is the source and foundation of all living things.
The ‘Water for Life’ Decade (2005-2015) was declared by the General Assembly to further efforts to achieve internationally agreed water-related goals.
At the crossroads between the end of the Decade and the beginning of the Post-2015 Development agenda, it is timely to review the achievements and gaps of the ‘Water for Life’ Decade and discuss how lessons learned can be translated into concrete actions for sustainable water management in the new development agenda.
The High-level Interactive Dialogue was mandated by United Nations General Assembly resolution 69/215 .
The one-day High-level Interactive Dialogue consisted of an opening session in the morning followed by morning and afternoon interactive multi-stakeholder panel discussions. See profiles of panellists
Morning session: Review of the progress achieved in the implementation of the Decade
Afternoon session: Carrying the lessons learned from the Decade into the Post-2015 Development Agenda
A President’s Summary was prepared and circulated to Member States and stakeholders after the event.
- Statement delivered on behalf of President Kutesa
- Mr. Perry Gladstone Christie, Prime Minister of The Commonwealth of the Bahamas
- Mr. Anders Berntell, Executive Director, 2030 Water Resources Group
- Ms. Paulina Franceschi, Deputy Permanent Representative of Panama to the UN
- Mr. Frantisek Ruzicka, Permanent Representative of the Slovak Republic to the UN
- Mr. Sirodjidin Aslov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan
- Mr. Hahn Choonghee, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the UN
- Mr. Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, Permanent Representative of Peru to the UN
- Statement at the Opening of the “Water for Life Voices” Exhibition
- Summary of the key messages and recommendations (4 May)
- Concept Note
- Provisional Programme
- Background Note
- Letter from the President of the GA
- UN-Water report of the Decade