On the occasion of the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Goals, the Geneva Water Hub, as Secretariat of the Global High Level Panel on Water and Peace, has participated in the event on “Vanishing Waters and Drying Lands: Impacts on Migration”. This Panel discussion was held on 10 July 2018, between 18:30 and 20:00 at the United Nations headquarters in New York.
The event was organized by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), jointly with the Permanent Mission of Somalia, the FAO, the Geneva Water Hub, the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) and the UN University.
Dr Danilo Türk, Geneva Water Hub Lead Political Advisor, intervened in the event underlining the need to link water diplomacy and migration. He pointed out the need to tackle the root causes of environmental migration related to water insecurity and promote the human right to safe drinking water. The flyer of the event is available below.
In his role of Chairman of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace, Dr Türk also participated in the session on the review of the implementation of SDG 6 on “Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”. This session took place on 10 July 2018, between 15:00 and 18:00 at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.
Pictures of both events are available below.