UN 2023 Water Conference to accelerate progress towards universal access to safe water

NEW YORK, 19th March, 2023 (WAM) -- The United Nations 2023 Water Conference, which takes place at UN Headquarters from 22nd-24th March, is being hailed as a once-in-a-generation opportunity to accelerate progress towards universal access to safe water and sanitation by 2030. The UN 2023 Water Conference will be a crucial moment to decide on concerted action to "take action and address the broad challenges surrounding water," as explained by Li Junhua, UN Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) and the Secretary-General of the event. The Conference will bring Heads of State and Government, Ministers, and stakeholders across all different sectors together achieve internationally agreed goals, including Sustainable Development Goal 6 of the UN's 2030 Agenda for a fairer future; ensuring access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene for all. One of the main outcomes of the Conference will be the Water Action Agenda that will capture all water-related voluntary commitments and follow on their progress. The Agenda aims to encourage Member States, stakeholders, and the private sector to commit to urgent actions to address today's water challenges. hlam Almazrooi/ Khoder Nashar

Source: Emirates News Agency

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