UN 2023 Water Conference - Uniting the World for Water: SDG Media Zone - UN Ocean Conference 2022
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Water is cross-cutting and can be the deal breaker to achieving many SDGs such as energy, food security, health, etc. Including our oceans, because 'from source to sea' fresh water connects with saline water.

After almost 5 decades a UN water conference will be held. Although progress been made, half of humanity is still either without safe drinking water sources or safely managed sanitation and 40% is affected by water scarcity. Climate change increases the pressure on water and polluted water ends up in our oceans.

The UN 2023 Water Conference (22-24 of March 2023, NY), will be the momentum for water action.  Water is life, so it is about everyone. But how can we make sure everyone is involved? How can we speed up action? How can we value and manage water better? Conference hosts Tajikistan and The Netherlands will elaborate on how we can create a watershed moment and unite the world for water.

  • Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, Kingdom of The Netherlands

  • Sulton Rahimzoda, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the International Fund for Saving the Aral Sea

  • Host: Usha Rao-Monari Associate Administrator, UNDP

----- The SDG Media Zone at the UN Ocean Conference takes place from 27 June – 1 July 2022 in Lisbon, Portugal. Hosted by the United Nations and in collaboration with the PVBLIC Foundation and media partners, the SDG Media Zone aims to take the conversation on advancing the Sustainable Development Goals out of the policy sphere and into the public discourse.  Through a live format of interviews and panel discussions, the SDG Media Zone at the Conference will bring together UN principals, influencers, and industry leaders to talk about innovative solutions and initiatives that address the challenges that the ocean is now facing.