Water for Health: Access to WASH, including the…

Water for Health: Access to WASH, including the Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation (Interactive Dialogue 1, UN 2023 Water Conference)
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Water for health: access to water, sanitation and hygiene, including the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation (Sustainable Development Goal targets 6.1, 6.2 and 6.3 and Goals 1, 3, 4, 5 and 17) - 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 (22-24 March 2023)

Drinking water and sanitation are human rights, and access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services is vital to health, development and social and economic progress.


  • Hon. Miguel Ceara Hatton, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources of Dominican Republic
  • The Rt. Hon. Lord Zac Goldsmith of Richmond Park, Minister for Overseas Territories, Commonwealth, Energy, Climate and Environment at the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO), United Kingdom


  • Ms. Catherine Russell, Executive Director of UN International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF)


  • (Keynote) Honourable Abida Sidik Mia, Minister of Water and Sanitation of Malawi
  • Mr. Vikas Sheel, Assistant Vice-Minister and Additional Secretary at Indian Administrative Service
  • Mr. Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
  • Mr. Jagan Chapagain, Secretary-General of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC)

Lead Discussants

  • Ms. Boluwatito Awe, President of the Nigerian Youth Parliament for Water
  • Ms. Andrea Carmen, Executive Director, International Indian Treaty Council 
  • Ms. Maria Neira, Assistant Director General, World Health Organization (WHO)
  • Ms. Eva Muhia, Deputy President, Pan-African Association of Sanitation Actors
  • H.E. Laura Chinchilla, Former President of Costa Rica and Sanitation and Water for All Global Leader