MEDIA ADVISORY: Working-Level Dialogue on Water

MEDIA ADVISORY

Working-Level Dialogue on Water: Improving the integration and coordination of the work of the United Nations on the water-related goals and targets under its sustainable development pillar, with particular emphasis on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

 

United Nations, New York, 21 March 2017 The President of the U.N. General Assembly, H.E. Peter Thomson, will convene a Working-Level Dialogue on Water on 22 March 2017, which is also the commemoration of World Water Day.

Pursuant to paragraph 12 of General Assembly resolution 71/222, of 22 December 2016, entitled “International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028”, the Working-Level Dialogue will discuss improving the integration and coordination of the work of the United Nations on the water-related goals and targets under its sustainable development pillar.

The Dialogue was prepared in collaboration with the Co-Moderators of Dialogue, H.E. Ms. Katalin Bogyay, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Hungary and Mr. Lukmon Isomatov, Head of the Department of External Economic Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan.

The Dialogue will take place on Wednesday, 22 March in the Trusteeship Council Chamber, with the participation of the President of the General Assembly, the Co-Moderators of the Dialogue, distinguished speakers and relevant stakeholders.

WHAT            Working-Level Dialogue on Water

WHO          H.E. Mr. Peter Thomson, President of the United Nations General Assembly

Co-Moderators of the dialogue:

H.E. Mr. Aslov Sirodjidin Muhridinovich, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan

H.E. Ms Katalin Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary to the United Nations

H.E. Dr. Han Seung-soo, UN Special Envoy on Disaster Risk Reduction and Water, and Chair of HELP

Ms. Lesha Witmert, Women for Water Partnership

Mr. Roberto Lenton, Daugherty Distinguished Fellow, Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute at University of Nebraska

Dr. Zafar Adeel, Executive Director, Pacific Water Research Centre

Mr Bai-Mass Taal, Former Executive Secretary of the African Minister Council on Water

Ms. Sanjaasuren Oyuun, Chair of the Global Water Partnership

Ms. Cecilia Scharp, Senior Advisor, Water and Environment, Programme Division, UNICEF


WHEN            Wednesday, 22 March 2017; 10 am – 6:00 pm

WHERE       Trusteeship Council Chamber, also webcast at: www.webtv.un.org

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Hashtags: #SDG6 #GlobalGoals #wateris #wastewater #worldwaterday

Additional information on The Working-Level Dialogue on Water can be found here: bit.ly/2mpR0U4

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Media contacts

Dan Thomas, Communications Director and Spokesperson of the President of the General Assembly, Tel: +1 917 225 1913 | daniel.thomas@un.org

Tomas Pico, Deputy Communications Director and Deputy Spokesperson of the President of the General Assembly, Tel: +1 646 763 3709 | picot@un.org

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