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Third UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters

On 20 July, the Third UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters was convened under the theme ‘Adaptation to Climate Change, Boosting Financing and Investment, and Advancing Science and Technology’ (A/RES/71/222).

The Session continued the global dialogue on water and disasters among UN Member States, emphasizing the issue of “Water-related Extreme Events” and provided a concrete step towards implementing globally agreed agendas.

Messages and recommendations from the meeting will be delivered to the relevant major UN conferences, including the UN General Assembly, and the UN Decade of Action on Water for Sustainable Development (2018-2028), the Sendai Framework, the High-Level Panel on Water, and global review processes for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Watch the UN web TV from the Third Special Thematic session on Water and Disasters.