IUCN at the UN Water Conference
From 22 to 24 March, IUCN will participate in the UN Water Conference, taking place at UN Headquarters in New York.
The UN Water Conference will be the first at the UN to focus on water in almost 50 years, and will provide an opportunity for the global community to accelerate action to achieve SDG6 on clean water and sanitation, as well as other water-related goals and targets, including those that relate to various climate and biodiversity processes under the Rio Conventions. Led by the Director General, IUCN’s delegation will participate actively in the Water Conference to showcase its work as a unique Union of State and non-State Members, demonstrate its expertise and impact in the areas of water governance, transboundary waters, and Nature-based Solutions.
Co-hosted by the governments of Tajikistan and the Netherlands, the purpose of the Conference is to mobilise UN Member States and other stakeholders to report on progress made during the International Decade for Action on Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028, and to deliver an ambitious set of new commitments, pledges, and actions, which will be compiled into a Water Action Agenda. IUCN’s resources and other information below highlight how our Nature 2030 Programme supports that Agenda.
IUCN is hosting and participating in a number of side events and activities during the Water Conference and New York Water Week. See details on key events below.
This high-level side event of the UN Water Conference will officially launch the Freshwater Challenge: a country-driven initiative to leverage the support needed to restore 300,000 km of rivers…