Plenary Session, 5th UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters
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The Fifth UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters "Building Back Better towards More Resilient and Sustainable Post-COVID-19 World"


Opening Remarks

Dr. Han Seung-Soo, Former
Prime Minister of the Republic of Korea and Chair of the High-level Experts and
Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP)

H.E. Mr. Antonio Guterres,
Secretary-General of the United Nations

H.E. Mr. Volkan Bozkir,
President of the 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly

Keynote Speeches

His Majesty the Emperor of

H.E. Mr. János Áder,
President, Hungary (Break: 5 minutes)

H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon,
President, The Republic of Tajikistan

H.E. Dr. Mohamed Irfaan
Ali, President of the Co-operative Republic of Guyana and Commander-in-Chief of
the Armed Forces

H.E. Ms. Sheikh Hasina,
Honorable Prime Minister of Bangladesh

HRH Princess Victoria,
Crown Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Västergötland

Thematic Messages

H.E. Prof. Danilo Türk,
Former President of the Republic of Slovenia, Chair of the Global High-Level
Panel on Water and Peace and Lead Political Advisor of the Geneva Water Hub

Dr. Uschi Eid, Former Chair
of United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation
(UNSGAB)/ President of the German-Africa Foundation

Prof. Kenzo Hiroki, HELP
Coordinator: Launching HELP Guiding Principles to Build Resilient Post-corona
World and HELP Global Report on Water and Disasters 2021