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Stakeholder consultation on the preparation 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

Mon 24 Oct 2022, 10.00 am
Hybrid: UN HQ, New York (in person) and virtual Office of the President of the UN General Assembly

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Background

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Prior to the Preparatory Meeting of the UN 2023 Water Conference on 25 October 2022, the President of the General Assembly hosted a one-day consultation with stakeholders on 24 October 2022. 

In a series of five roundtables, this day-long hybrid event aimed at discussing potential transformative game changers that can feed into the Water Action Agenda. The accelerators of the Global Acceleration Framework (governance, capacity development, data and information, innovation and financing) along with the suggested 5 themes for the Interactive Dialogues of the UN 2023 Water Conference formed the basis of the discussion.

The stakeholder consultation of 24 October and the preparatory meeting of 25 October are important milestones on the road to the UN 2023 Water Conference, which, together with other sequencing events throughout the 77th session of the General Assembly, will lead up to the SDG Summit in September 2023.

The High-Level Summary of Stakeholder Dialogue of the Preparatory Meeting for the UN 2023 Water Conference, prepared by the Office of the General Assembly, can be found HERE. 

The event was held in-person at the UNHQ, New York, with virtual participation by stakeholders around the globe. The meeting was held in English. All sessions were live streamed on UN WebTV. Please find links to all sessions below.

10 am - Stakeholder consultation: Opening - Preparatory Meeting of the UN 2023 Water Conference  

11:35 am - Stakeholder consultation: Roundtable on Governance - Preparatory Meeting of the UN 2023 Water Conference 

11:35 am - Stakeholder consultation: Roundtable on Capacity Development - Preparatory Meeting of the UN 2023 Water Conference 

2:20 pm - Stakeholder consultation: Roundtable on Data and Information - Preparatory Meeting of the UN 2023 Water Conference 

2:20 pm - Stakeholder consultation: Roundtable on Innovation - Preparatory Meeting of the UN 2023 Water Conference 

4:15 pm - Stakeholder consultation: Roundtable on Financing - Preparatory Meeting of the UN 2023 Water Conference 

5:45 pm - Stakeholder consultation: Closing - Preparatory Meeting of the UN 2023 Water Conference 

More information

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

The High-Level Summary of Stakeholder Dialogue of the Preparatory Meeting for the UN 2023 Water Conference is now available here.