The United Nations Water Conference will take place at a crucial point in time. From food crises and devastating droughts to the loss of lives because of floods and heavy storms, from energy insecurity to the climate crisis, migration and conflicts, water is at the core of almost all major challenges. These challenges are faced by every single country in the world. In its resolution 75/212, the General Assembly requested the President of the General Assembly to hold a one-day preparatory meeting, by November 2022, at United Nations Headquarters in New York, to finalize the themes of the interactive dialogues and other outstanding organizational matters, ensuring the participation of all relevant stakeholders.
In the same resolution, the Secretary-General of the Conference was requested to prepare a background note for the preparatory meeting. The present note outlines proposed themes for the five interactive dialogues, based on consultation with Member States, stakeholders and members and partners of UN-Water. The themes will be considered on the basis of the present note and finalized at the preparatory meeting, which will take place on 25 October 2022. In addition, the Co-Hosts of the Conference in a letter dated 27 July 2022 to Member States presented their suggestions for the themes of the interactive dialogues for their further consideration.
The roadmap towards 2023 can be seen here.
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