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High Level Roundtable on Water, Peace and Security and Expert Panel on Water Security

25 September 2012 - UNGA - NYC, USA

23.09.2012 -

In the margins of the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly, UN-Water organizes a High-Level Roundtable on Water, Peace and Security together with the European Union and the United States.

The event is intended to increase political will and catalyze action around water and security issues. It will highlight recent analyses by the United States, the UN and others that demonstrate the relationships between water, peace and security, and will include an open discussion among High Level Panelists and Ministers on the implications of these findings for addressing challenges at the national and regional levels.


The Roundtable was followed by a separate Expert Panel on Water Security hosted by UN-Water to provide input to the development of an Analytical Brief on Water Security that will be launched on World Water Day 2013.
The Brief will describe the consolidated position of the UN system on water security and identify avenues through which water security concerns can be addressed.
The Expert Panel will analyze and build on the political dialogue at the UNGA Roundtable on Water, Security and Peace and offer recommendations and ideas that might contribute to furthering the work of UN-Water on Water Security.