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Preparatory Meeting of the United Nations Conference on the Midterm Comprehensive Review of the Implementation of the Objectives of the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018–2028

Tue 25 Oct 2022, 10.00 am
UNHQ, New York Office of the President of the UN General Assembly

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In accordance with General Assembly resolution 75/212, paragraph 16, this one-day preparatory meeting will be convened by the President of the UN General Assembly (PGA) on 25 October 2022, from 10am – 6pm (EDT) at CR4. The aim is to finalize the themes of the interactive dialogues and other outstanding organizational matters of the UN 2023 Water Conference.

Member States and all relevant stakeholders will be invited to share their views on the themes of the interactive dialogues, as proposed by the co-hosts of the Conference, the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Additionally, to ensure the meaningful participation of all relevant stakeholders, the one-day preparatory meeting will be preceded by a stakeholder consultation on 24 October 2022. 

Registration is now closed. 

For questions on participation, please refer to the logistic note, which could also be accessed under the "Documentation" tab:

  • States Members of the United Nations and members of the United Nations specialized agencies;
  • Intergovernmental organizations and other entities having received a standing invitation to participate as observers in the sessions and work of the General Assembly; and relevant intergovernmental organizations, international financial institutions and international bodies that were accredited to the World Summit on Sustainable Development;
  • Associate members of the regional commissions;
  • Specialized agencies and related organizations;
  • Other intergovernmental organizations and other international bodies;
  • Interested United Nations organs;
  • Media

Please note: The meeting is for in-person participation only, and it was live streamed on UN WebTV in all six official UN languages. 

Click to watch the recording on UN WebTV. 

Furthermore, in preparation to the Conference, UN DESA, through its Division for Sustainable Development Goals (DSDG) compiled views, comments and inputs from stakeholders on the themes proposed by the co-hosts for the interactive dialogues of the UN 2023 Water Conference. Non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropic organizations and other stakeholders were invited to contribute their views, comments and inputs on the themes proposed by the co-hosts for the interactive dialogues through a second global online stakeholder consultation.

  • A summary report is now available here. For more information about the global online consultation and all public responses, please visit the dedicated webpage.

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Announcements

Please check the logistic note for information of participation/registration for all categories under the "Documentation" tab. 

Please note that registration is now closed.

For information about participation, please refer to the logistic note.

  • States Members of the United Nations and members of the United Nations specialized agencies;
  • Intergovernmental organizations and other entities having received a standing invitation to participate as observers in the sessions and work of the General Assembly; and relevant intergovernmental organizations, international financial institutions and international bodies that were accredited to the World Summit on Sustainable Development;
  • Associate members of the regional commissions;
  • Specialized agencies and related organizations;
  • Other intergovernmental organizations and other international bodies;
  • Interested United Nations organs;
  • Media

Questions?

Stakeholders are strongly recommended to read the Frequently Asked Questions on stakeholder participation at the UN 2023 Water Conference and its Prep Meetings. 

If you still have questions, please contact the secretariat via email: water2023@un.org 

Statements

Secretary-General Reports

  • A/CONF.240/2022/1 - Preparatory process of the United Nations Conference on the Midterm Comprehensive Review of the Implementation of the Objectives of the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018–2028                                  [Arabic] [Chinese] [English] [French] [Russian] [Spanish]

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Letters

Logistics Information

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Written Inputs

Relevant stakeholders, including non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector and philanthropic organizations and other actors, whose work is relevant to the UN 2023 Water Conference, and have been accredited in accordance with the provisions set forth in Annex II of A/RES/75/212 will be able to use this form to submit written inputs to the Preparatory Meeting. 

Submit your written inputs to the Preparatory Meeting for the UN 2023 Water Conference here!

Deadline for submission: 27 October 2022

Written inputs submitted by accredited organizations are listed below:

 

Action pour le Developpement Sahel (ADESA)

Global Water Partnership

Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary - Loreto Generalate

Alliance for Water Stewardship SCIO

Geneva Water Hub

AquaFed - The International Federation of Private Water Operators

World Environment Council

FAWAN ACTION NETWORK(Women Environmental network) (1)

 

CITIZENSHIP AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATION ACDD

Kathak Academy

VIVAT International

Peace Society of Kenya

David Nahai Consulting Services

APCO Worldwide

International Environment Forum

Centre for Community Health Research (CCHR)

Pan African Climate Justice Alliance

 

Association des Femmes pour le Développement Durable (AFDD)

The Light Millenium

Water Youth Network

 

VAAGDHARA

International Water Association (IWA)

Global Water Challenge

Centre for Community Health Research (CCHR)

World Environment Council

Uplift You Inc

 

Congo Handicap

Geneva Water Hub

Blue Planet Project

Open Innovations Research & Development Center

Fondazione Proclade Internazionale Onlus

African Agency for Integrated Development

 

Soroptimist International

Wavemakers United

UNISC International

Stevenson Holistic Care Foundation

 

Freshwater Action Network Mexico

One Million Wells

International Environment Forum

Association des Femmes pour le Developpement durable

The Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization

Collectif des Leaders pour le Developpement durable de l'Afrique