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UN 2023 Water Conference 22 — 24 Mar 2023, New York

Interactive Dialogue - Water for Health: Access to WASH, including the Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation

Wed 22 Mar 2023, 10.00 am
Conference Room 4, UNHQ, New York UN DESA, UN Water


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Water for Health: Access to WASH, including the Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation (SDG 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and SDGs 1, 3, 4, 5, 17)

As outlined in General Assembly resolution 75/212, the interactive dialogues shall be collaborative and multi-stakeholder in nature, with due regard for gender and geographical balance. Each interactive dialogue will be presided over by two co-chairs, one from a developing country and one from a developed country, to be appointed by the Presidents of the Conference. The panel discussions, facilitated by the moderator, will be followed by an interactive debate among States and other relevant stakeholders. Summaries of the interactive dialogues should be submitted to the Conference at its closing meeting.


  • Hon. Miguel Ceara Hatton, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources of Dominican Republic
  • The Rt. Hon. Lord Zac Goldsmith of Richmond Park, Minister for Overseas Territories, Commonwealth, Energy, Climate and Environment at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), United Kingdom


  • Ms. Catherine Russell, Executive Director of UN International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)


  • (Keynote) Honourable Abida Sidik Mia, Minister of Water and Sanitation of Malawi
  • Mr. Vikas Sheel, Assistant Vice-Minister/Additional Secretary, Ministry of Jal Shakti
  • Mr. Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Mr. Jagan Chapagain, Secretary-General of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Lead Discussants

  • Ms. Boluwatito Awe, President of the Nigerian Youth Parliament for Water
  • Ms. Andrea Carmen, Executive Director, International Indian Treaty Council 
  • Ms. Maria Neira, Assistant Director General, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Ms. Eva Muhia, Deputy President, Pan-African Association of Sanitation Actors
  • H.E. Laura Chinchilla, Former President of Costa Rica and Sanitation and Water for All Global Leader