WWAP contribution to the “Budapest Water Summit 2016 Messages”

“As water is the most threatened resource today, it needs to become the central question of the political thought and action”, declared His Excellency Mr János Áder, President of Hungary, in his opening speech at the Budapest Water Summit 2016, which was held in Budapest on 28-30 November 2016. The Summit aimed at discussing the role of water as a source of cooperation, peace and development, instead of conflicts and global risks. To this end, participants of the Budapest Water Summit 2016 proposed solutions for the relevant international bodies by adopting the “Budapest Statement 2016”.

The World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) of UNESCO contributed in drafting this important document, which summarizes the major political recommendations of the participants to the larger political community. Read more

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