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UN 2023 Water Conference - Proposals on the themes for the interactive dialogues

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Proposals on the themes for the interactive dialogues

In its resolution 75/212 entitled “United Nations Conference on the Midterm Comprehensive Review of the Implementation of the Objectives of the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018–2028” the General Assembly (GA) decided that the United Nations (UN) 2023 Water Conference will comprise of five (5) interactive dialogues. The President of the GA is requested to hold a 1-day preparatory meeting by November 2022 at UN Headquarters in New York to “finalize the themes of the interactive dialogues and other outstanding organizational matters” pertaining to the Conference. The GA also requested the Secretary-General of the Conference (Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs, Mr. Liu Zhenmin) to prepare proposals for themes of the interactive dialogues in a background note, in consultation with Member States, with the support of UN-Water and relevant UN entities. These proposals should be ready for finalization at the preparatory meeting.

This document presents a set of options on possible themes of the interactive dialogues and lists pros and cons of the different options. This document emerged from several discussions within the UN-Water network, including at its 35th meeting in October 2021. The order of the suggested options does not imply any preference among them.


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