Michel Jarraud is the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and has been the Chair of UN-Water since 2012. He was nominated among the UN Executive Heads by the Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon for an initial term of two years. On the demand of the Secretary General, Mr. Jarraud has accepted to serve for a second term as the Chair of UN-Water, until the end of 2015.
"Water, as highlighted in the outcome document of the Rio+20 Summit, “is at the core of sustainable development as it is closely linked to a number of key global challenges." The very cross-cutting nature of water calls for close cooperation and synergies between multiple stakeholders and across various sectors and administrative boundaries, at both national and international levels. UN-Water stands ready to facilitate the discussions on all issues related to water."
Michel Jarraud, 2013
Message on UN-Water's Side Event to Present the Technical Advice on a Post-2015 Global Goal for Water.
18 February 2014 - United Nations Headquarters New York, United States
Strategic and High-Level Meeting on Water Security and Cooperation | 11-13 September 2013 - Nairobi, Kenya
recent interviews and articles
A sustainable future depends on the world’s capacity to address the water and energy nexus
16 August 2013
Peace through water cooperation
22 March 2013
Water can be fought over or shared, but cooperation brings more benefits for all
22 March 2013
En l’absence de coopération entre les usagers de l’eau, cette ressource est en danger,
16 January 2013
UN-Water at the International Water Summit 2013 in Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2013
World Meteorological Organization Headquarters 2012
High-Level International Conference on Water Cooperation,Dushanbe 2013