Geneva Water Dialogue
The first Geneva Water Dialogue is co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Egypt, the Netherlands, and Tajikistan, with the support of WMO, UN-Water, UNDRR, OHCHR, and the Geneva Water Hub.
First, to prepare a substantive input from Geneva to the UN 2023 Water Conference, due to take place in the UN General Assembly from 22 to 24 March 2023. This written input, to be drafted by a number of rapporteurs of the panel and workshops, will be sent to the co-hosts of the UN 2023 Water Conference as well as UNDESA and UN-Water. It will aim to:
- Take stock of water-related mandates and activities of Geneva-based UN agencies, NGOs, and other organizations, and identify gaps and opportunities for enhanced coordination and coherence, including to achieve water-related goals and targets, including through the five accelerators of the SDG 6 Global Accelerator Framework.
- Identify and propose concrete solutions to accelerate the achievement of SDG 6 beyond 2030, enhance action by Geneva-based organisations with a view towards the comprehensive implementation of all SDG 6 targets and indicators, promote more coherent action and better integration of SDG 6 across the mandates of UN-Water members in Geneva.
- Identify best practices that can be showcased in 2023 to be replicated by others and scaled up through financing to make an impact on a larger scale towards, and beyond, 2030.
Second, to create an opportunity for Missions, organizations, and other stakeholders to collectively brainstorm on which possible concrete commitments their countries or organizations may enter into the Water Action Agenda to get us back on track to achieving SDG 6 and other water-related goals and targets.
The concept note is avaialble below.