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Global Online Stakeholder Consultation on themes for the UN 2023 Water Conference

OPEN NOW-Second Global Online Stakeholder Consultation on themes for the UN 2023 Water Conference interactive dialogues-Submit input by 30 September 2022!

The General Assembly, in its resolution 73/226, decided to convene, in New York, from 22 to 24 March 2023, the 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 final list of organizations was approved by the United Nations General Assembly to participate as observers in the Conference and submitted by the President of the General Assembly to all Member States on 24 August (see here).

Institit de diplomatie publique is included in this list.

The co-hosts of the Conference, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Tajikistan, after consulting with Member States, United Nations Entities and stakeholders have shared a proposal of themes for the interactive dialogues:

  1. Water for Health: Access to safe drinking water, hygiene and sanitation (SDG 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 and SDGs 1, 3, 4, 5, 17);

  2. Water for Development: Valuing Water, Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Sustainable Economic and Urban Development (SDG 6.3, 6.4, 6.5 and SDGs 2, 8, 9, 11, 12);

  3. Water for Climate, Resilience and Environment: Source to Sea, Biodiversity, Climate, Resilience and DRR (SDGs 6.5, 6.6, 7, 11.5, 13, 14, 15);

  4. Water for Cooperation: Transboundary and International Water Cooperation, Cross Sectoral Cooperation and Water Across the 2030 Agenda (SDG 6.5, 6.b and SDG 16, 17);

  5. Water Action Decade: Accelerating the implementation of the objectives of the Decade including through the UN SG’s Action Plan.

The themes are supported by the five accelerators of the SDG6 Global Acceleration Framework (Financing, Data and Information, Capacity Development, Innovation, and Governance) and the three principles of the Conference (Inclusive, Cross Sectoral and Action Oriented).

The themes of the interactive dialogues and other outstanding organizational matters pertaining to the Conference will be finalized during a one-day preparatory meeting to be held on 25 October 2022 at the UN Headquarters in New York to be hosted by the President of the UN General Assembly. To ensure the meaningful participation of all relevant stakeholders, the President is also convening a one-day stakeholder consultation on 24 October 2022. More information can be found here.

To ensure meaningful and substantive engagement of stakeholders in preparation for the UN 2023 Water Conference, stakeholders are now invited to provide comments, suggestions and inputs on the five themes that have been proposed by the co-hosts for the interactive dialogues. In addition, stakeholders will have the opportunity to express their perspectives on additional key issues that could be considered during the UN 2023 Water Conference.

Deadline for submissions is 30 September 2022 (COB, EDT).

For more general information about the UN 2023 Water Conference, please visit:


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