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Pan-European Regional Preparatory Meeting for the UN 2023 Water Conference

12 - 13 April 2022
Salle XVIII, Palais des Nations Geneva Switzerland
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The Pan-European Regional Preparatory Meeting for the 2023 UN Water conference was organized as a hybrid meeting on 12-13 April 2022, in Geneva and online.

Objective:
The Regional Preparatory Meeting provided a platform for UNECE member States and stakeholders to review progress and showcase effective ways to implement the goals and objectives of the International Water Action Decade, and water-related goals in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
The meeting was organized in cooperation with UN-Water and discussed issues such as access to water and sanitation, transboundary and intersectoral water cooperation, ecosystem and biodiversity conservation, pollution prevention, floods and droughts, financing water, circular economy etc.

Outcomes:
The meeting provided inputs on regional priorities, challenges and good practices into the UN Secretary-General report and the United Nations 2023 Water Conference (22-24 March 2023, New York/ online) more broadly.

This multi-stakeholder meeting was attended by senior government representatives from water, energy, agriculture, environment, foreign affairs and other relevant authorities, international and regional organizations, basin organizations, private sector, academia, civil society representatives and other stakeholders.

Documents

24747 _ Chair's Summary _ 369748 _ English _ 773 _ 359436 _ pdf
24747 _ Chair's Summary _ 369748 _ French _ 780 _ 359437 _ pdf
24747 _ Chair's Summary _ 369748 _ Russian _ 864 _ 359438 _ pdf
24747 _ Information Note _ 365416 _ English _ 773 _ 348813 _ pdf
24747 _ Information Note _ 365416 _ French _ 780 _ 348958 _ pdf
24747 _ Information Note _ 365416 _ Russian _ 864 _ 348814 _ pdf
24747 _ Flyer _ 365788 _ English _ 773 _ 349657 _ pdf
24747 _ Programme _ 366356 _ English _ 773 _ 352272 _ pdf
24747 _ Programme _ 366356 _ French _ 780 _ 352273 _ pdf
24747 _ Programme _ 366356 _ Russian _ 864 _ 352274 _ pdf

Background Materials

 

Background materials

 

Towards Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in the UNECE Region (UNECE, 2020)

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Regional Advocacy Paper: Building More Inclusive, Sustainable and Prosperous Societies in Europe and Central Asia (UNECE, 2017)

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Summary Progress Update 2021: SDG 6 – Water and Sanitation for All (UN-Water, 2021)

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Progress on Household Drinking Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – 2021 Update (WHO and UNICEF, 2021) (Based on latest available data on SDG indicators 6.1.1 and 6.2.1)

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Progress on Wastewater Treatment – 2021 Update (WHO and UN-Habitat on behalf of UN-Water, 2021) (Based on latest available data on SDG indicator 6.3.1)

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Progress on Ambient Water Quality – 2021 Update (UNEP on behalf of UN-Water, 2021) (Based on latest available data on SDG indicator 6.3.2)

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Progress on Water-Use Efficiency – 2021 Update (FAO on behalf of UN-Water, 2021) (Based on latest available data on SDG indicator 6.4.1)

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Progress on Level of Water Stress – 2021 Update (FAO on behalf of UN-Water, 2021) (Based on latest available data on SDG indicator 6.4.2)

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Progress on Integrated Water Resources Management – 2021 Update (UNEP on behalf of UN-Water, 2021) (Based on latest available data on SDG indicator 6.5.1)

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Progress on Transboundary Water Cooperation – 2021 Update (UNECE and UNESCO on behalf of UN-Water, 2021) (Based on latest available data on SDG indicator 6.5.2)

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Progress on Water-related Ecosystems – 2021 Update (UNEP on behalf of UN-Water, 2021) (Based on latest available data on SDG indicator 6.6.1)

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National Systems to Support Drinking-Water, Sanitation and Hygiene – Global Status Report 2019 (WHO through GLAAS on behalf of UN-Water, 2019) (Based on latest available data on SDG indicators 6.a.1 and 6.b.1)

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UN World Water Development Report 2022 "Groundwater: Making the invisible visible" PDF

UN World Water Development Report 2021 “Valuing Water”

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UN World Water Development Report 2020 “Water and Climate Change”

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UN World Water Development Report 2019 “Leaving no one behind”

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UN World Water Development Report 2018 “Nature-based Solutions for Water”

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From Dialogues to Results: KEY MESSAGES FOR ACCELERATING CROSS-SECTORAL SDG 6 IMPLEMENTATION PDF
From Dialogues to Results: RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ACCELERATING CROSS-SECTORAL SDG 6 IMPLEMENTATION PDF
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Statements from the floor

26993 _ Statement by Austria, Mr. Gunter Liebel _ 367216 _ English _ 773 _ 352879 _ pdf
26993 _ Statements by Azerbaijan, Ms. Farida Alakbarova _ 367223 _ English _ 773 _ 352888 _ pdf
26993 _ Statement by Finland, Ms. Anna-Stiina Heiskanen _ 367337 _ English _ 773 _ 353193 _ pdf
26993 _ Statement by Greece, Ms. Maria Papaioannou _ 367217 _ English _ 773 _ 352880 _ pdf
26993 _ Statement by the RussianFederation, Mr. Mikhail Evdokimov _ 367219 _ Russian _ 864 _ 352882 _ pdf
26993 _ Statement by San Marino, Mr. Stefano Canti _ 367218 _ English _ 773 _ 352881 _ pdf
26993 _ Statement by Ukraine, Mr. Oleksandr Bon _ 367025 _ English _ 773 _ 352464 _ pdf
26993 _ Statement by Spain, Ms. Concepción Marcuello Olona _ 367220 _ English _ 773 _ 352883 _ pdf
26993 _ Statements by Slovenia, Mr. Ales Bizjak _ 367224 _ English _ 773 _ 352889 _ pdf
26993 _ Statements by the European Commission, Ms. Marijana Mance _ 367225 _ English _ 773 _ 352891 _ pdf
26993 _ Statement by GWP CEE, Ms. Darja Istenič _ 367338 _ English _ 773 _ 353194 _ pdf
26993 _ Statement by IGRAC, Mr. Neno Kukuric _ 367227 _ English _ 773 _ 352893 _ pdf
26993 _ Statement by INLW, Ms. Ruth A Richardson _ 367228 _ English _ 773 _ 352894 _ pdf
26993 _ Statement by Join For Water, Mr. Dirk Glas _ 367229 _ English _ 773 _ 352895 _ pdf
26993 _ Statements by SIWI, Ms. Tove Lexen _ 367230 _ English _ 773 _ 352896 _ pdf
26993 _ Statement by UNCDF, Ms. Rukan Manaz _ 367231 _ English _ 773 _ 352897 _ pdf

List of Participants

27299 _ List of Participants _ 367256 _ English _ 773 _ 352947 _ pdf