World Water Day celebrations and High Level Forum

22 March 2013, The Hague, The Netherlands

Location: World Forum, Churchillplein 10 

The World Water Day celebrations organized by the United Nations and the Government of The Netherlands in The Hague addressed both water cooperation and the outcomes from the Thematic Consultation on Water in the post-2015 agenda.

The programme of the day involved political and governmental leaders and members of the UN High Level Panel on the Post 2015 Development Agenda, and included inspirational speeches, presentations and interactive discussions. A series of thematic sessions also gave the opportunity to reflect on the different dimensions of water cooperation, and brought new ideas and innovative approaches from different sectors of society.

Challenges identified on 21 March at the Multi-stakeholder Dialogue on Water organized by the Dutch Government were incorporated in the thematic sessions.

>Download the program
> Media contacts 
> Stakeholder dialogue, 21 March
> Public events in The Hague
> The World We Want - Water Consultation


The High Level Forum assembled in The Hague on World Water Day 2013, recognizes the key outcomes and recommendations of the Thematic Consultation on Water in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, as presented in the advanced summary of the consultation’s synthesis report.
Members of the Forum discussed water cooperation as an essential means to achieve a water secure world. A synthesis report of the consultation will soon be available for public comment.

> Outcome Statement of the High-Level Forum, 22 March - The Hague

> Advanced summary of the Thematic Consultation on Water synthesis report


Video record




Public events in The Hague

Walking for Water

Walking for Water is an awareness and fundraising initiative. School children aged 10-15 are sponsored by friends and family to walk 6 kilometres while carrying 6 litres of water in a backpack. Children learn about global water issues, while raising funds to help solve them. 

Movies that Matter

The upcoming edition of the Movies that Matter Festival will take place in The Hague  from March 21st-March 27th. Movies that Matter Foundation, an initiative of Amnesty International, organises wide-ranging film programmes in which human rights take centre stage.