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The Netherlands and Tajikistan host the United Nations Water Conference

According to a statement released by the Netherlands Embassy in Cairo, Tajikistan and the Netherlands are hosting the conference.

According to the report, Tajikistan, as an upstream country, enjoys abundant water resources, however, climate-induced risks such as floods are increasing, and climate change is causing temperatures to rise, causing glaciers to melt earlier and faster. , which is one of the world’s major sources of fresh water. Rising temperatures mean more frequent heavy rains and consequent flooding, so Tajikistan has launched five global water management initiatives, the latest of which concerns the protection of glaciers. This is why the UN Water Agenda is called the Dushanbe Process.

For the Netherlands, as a downstream country for many river basins, it is not in their hands to control the quantity or quality of water entering the country, so active cooperation with upstream countries in river basins is crucial to obtain good quality water. or expected effects of floods and climate change in addition to sea-level rise in addition to changing extreme weather conditions and nature-based coastal defenses are used as solutions. According to the climate.

The report pointed out that the main purpose of the United Nations Water Conference is to accelerate collective action, financing and ambition on water in many sectors, and to put water at the highest level. Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as all other global water-related goals and targets.

UN As Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said: “The 2023 UN Water Conference must develop a bold water agenda that gives our world the commitment it deserves.”

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The conference will be action-oriented, inclusive and multi-disciplinary. Over three days, six plenary sessions, five interactive multi-stakeholder dialogues and four high-level special events will highlight the importance of cross-sectoral collaboration. Other interest organized by Member States, the UN system and stakeholders will also be broadcast live through the UN webcast.

Five multi-stakeholder interactive dialogues will address the following topics: Water for Health, co-led by the Dominican Republic and the United Kingdom, Water for Sustainable Development: Co-led by China and the EU, and Climate, Water and Environment for Resilience: Co-led by Egypt and Japan, Water for Co-led: Senegal and Switzerland. Co-leadership, and the decade of water action: Singapore and the United States together

The report pointed out that the United Nations Water Conference 2023 and its Action Plan are not an end, but a real start for the world to take water issues seriously across topics and sectors, and that the Water Agenda is just the beginning of the work. Conference participants and beyond towards a more resilient and secure world, Water for All, which improves water supply and increases the ability to benefit from it.

It should be noted that in addition to plenary and interactive sessions with the participation of heads of delegations, within the framework of the conference, more than 200 side events will be organized exclusively at the headquarters of the United Nations and more than 200 events will take place. Conference days should be organized off-site or via the Internet.

President Emomali Rahmon and King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands will attend the United Nations Water Conference from the Republic of Tajikistan.

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