Following the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012, the United Nations are facilitating an open consultation to identify priorities from citizens and stakeholders around the world for the post-2015 development agenda, as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) will reach their target date in 2015. Water is one of the eleven thematic areas around which the global consultation is organized, along with inequalities, governance, health, environmental sustainability, population dynamics, growth and employment, conflicts and fragility, food security and nutrition, education and energy.
The event will present state of the art information on the two following processes that will feed into the overarching inter-governmental process to develop post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
- Technical discussion on water-related targets and indicators, including the results of the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme consultation on WASH, as well as recent developments on targets and indicators related to water resources and wastewater management.
- Thematic Consultation on Water, where the leaders of each Thematic Consultation on Water, where the leaders of each "stream" – Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Wastewater Management & Water Quality and Water Resources Management – will report on the recommendations that came out from the global dialogue and respective online consultations.
Visit also the World We Want website on http://www.worldwewant2015.org/water.
Please note that the number of seats is limited. We therefore invite you to confirm your participation to Paulette Ashong at Paulette.Ashong@unwater.org no later than 8 February 2013.
The event will be broadcast online at the following link: http://worldbankva.adobeconnect.com/r2pin3bxpeh/