The General Assembly welcomed the offer of the Government of Tajikistan to host in August 2013 in Dushanbe the high-level international conference on water cooperation in its resolution A/RES/67/204 on the "Implementation of the International Year of Water Cooperation, 2013". The Dushanbe conference constitutes one of the milestones of the International Year of Water Cooperation.
The conference will build on and pursue the deliberations of the High-level Dialogue in New York and the High Level Forum in The Hague on World Water Day, 22 March 2013, as well as other international and regional events on water cooperation.
It will contribute to achieving the objectives of the International Year of Water Cooperation, in particular:
- mobilize stronger political commitment and actions towards the implementation of international agreements;
- undertake more far-reaching public awareness campaigns, as well as education regarding effective water cooperation and dialogue;
- promote the exchange of experiences in successful policies and best practices at the local, national, regional and international levels;
- strengthen partnerships and cooperation between the public and private sectors, as well as among communities, local authorities and governments;
- enhance international and regional cooperation.
- A special exhibition will also highlight water issues and challenges faced by all nations and their populations.
A special exhibition will also highlight water issues and challenges faced by all nations and their populations around the world.
In December 2010, following the proposal initiated by the Republic of Tajikistan and submitted by a group of countries, the United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the United Nations International Year of Water Cooperation (Resolution A/RES/65/154) to facilitate the coordination and collaboration in addressing emerging freshwater issues, and unite efforts undertaken by governments, international and regional organizations, business communities, scientists and other representatives of the civil society.
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