31.10.2017 - Natural Sciences Sector

Building a Resilient Future through Water

This is the title of the workshop that took place at the Rockefeller Foundation in New York, during the 72nd UN General Assembly, in September 2017. The workshop was co-organized by SIWI and the Rockefeller Foundation.

WWAP has been part of the workshop where representatives of international organizations (UN Agencies and others) have met to finalize a letter to support countries in their efforts to achieve the Agenda 2030. With this letter, the group has committed to work with UN-sanctioned efforts led by the High-Level Panel on Water (co-chaired by UN SG and President of World Bank Group) and the High Level Political Forum of the UN, among others, in order to increase ambition, action and progress on water in light of the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

The letter has been sent to the president of the General Assembly, Chair of UN Water, the members of the High-level Panel on Water, several Member States as part of the Friends of Water in New York, and Directors General of many UN Organizations.

Further activities from this group are expected to be at the COP 23 in Bonn, the World Water Forum in Brasilia and at next year Stockholm World Water Week.

Download the letter

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