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Side Event on Water and Sanitation at Small Island Developing States Conference

On 27 May 2024, the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) of Germany, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and UN-Water will co-organized a side event at the 4th International Conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS4) Conference. 

Water and islands

The side-event Accelerate implementation of SDG 6 in SIDS - How does the UN System-wide Strategy for Water and Sanitation support SIDS? will bring together government representatives, civil society groups and other major stakeholders in SIDS to discuss the challenges of and necessary support for SDG 6 implementation in SIDS, which is often hindered by their unique vulnerabilities, including small size of economy and resources, geographical remoteness, and exposure to exogenous economic, social and environmental shocks. The side event will also present preliminary findings of UN DESA’s corresponding study on this topic.  

The event is expected to enhance water-resilience in the context of climate-change and the water-food-energy nexus and translate those needs into tangible action items by the UN System. The event aims to develop key messages about the importance of sustainable water management, including sanitation, which will contribute to the outcome of the SIDS Conference. 

  • Learn more about the event here.
  • Learn more about SIDS4 here.

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