UN 2023 Water Conference
March 22 – 24, 2023 | New York – USA
March 22-24th, 2023 marks the first United Nations (UN) Water Conference to convene in over forty years. Coinciding with World Water Day, decision-makers, experts, advocates and members of water networks will meet at UN headquarters in New York to work towards a bold Water Action Agenda that will steer the global community back on track to achieving water-related goals and targets.
The IWMI delegation to the UN Water Conference hopes to influence the creation of ambitious, action-oriented, concrete commitments within the UN Water Action Agenda by advocating alongside our allies for the eight mission-driven outcomes of the Transformative Futures for Water Security Initiative, formed through a series of multi-stakeholder dialogues across the Global South. The TFWS missions reflect high-ambition, transformative targets for science-based action on water security that seek to accelerate UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 and water security for all. Throughout the conference, IWMI delegation members will speak at several UN side-events highlighting the importance of water systems across a range of topics, such as sustainable food systems, women’s inclusion, and resilience against climate change.
We invite you to explore IWMI’s landing page for the UN Water Conference and World Water Day. Check out our blog covering the TFWS initiative process and missions. Take a moment to read our commentary in Nature Water and learn how these research and innovation missions can transform future water systems through the UN Water Action Agenda and beyond. Please visit our social media channels to view our regional campaign videos and see how IWMI research interns around the globe are contributing to projects that accelerate change to solve the water and sanitation crisis in accordance with this year’s World Water Day theme.
World Water Day 2023
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