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Announcement: Background Note by the Secretary-General - UN 2023 Water Conference Preparatory Meeting

Pursuant to the General Assembly resolution 75/212, this background note was prepared for the one-day preparatory meeting being convened by the President of the General Assembly on 25 October 2022. This note outlines a proposal for themes of the five interactive dialogues to be finalized during the meeting and based on consultation with Member States, stakeholders, as well as members and partners of UN-Water. The note is now available in all six official languages of the UN in the links below.

  • 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]