UN 2023 Water Conference


Stakeholder Engagement – UN 2023 Water Conference

This page includes updates on opportunities for stakeholder engagement in the preparatory process to the UN 2023 Water Conference.

According to A/RES/75/212, 4 (f) the Conference should “involve all relevant stakeholders, bringing together Governments, the United Nations system, intergovernmental organizations, international financial institutions, other interested international bodies, non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropic organizations and other actors to assess challenges and opportunities relating to, as well as support further action to implement, the objectives of the Decade and the water-related goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.”

Paragraphs 22 invites “other relevant stakeholders, including organizations and bodies of the United Nations, intergovernmental organizations, international financial institutions, other interested international bodies and non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector and philanthropic organizations, whose work is relevant to the Conference, accredited in accordance with the provisions set forth in annex II to the present resolution, to participate as observers in the Conference and its preparatory meeting.”

Paragraph 24 “Stresses the importance of the participation and full involvement of all relevant stakeholders, including women, children, young people, older persons, persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and local communities, in the implementation of the Decade at all levels.”


Non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropic organizations and other stakeholders are now invited to contribute proposals for the themes of the interactive dialogues through a global online consultation.

· Please, contribute your inputs here: bit.ly/WaterEConsultation2022 - Deadline: 10 March 2022

· Responses will be published here: https://bit.ly/WaterEConsultation2022Response.

· More information about the online consultation: bit.ly/WaterEConsultation2022info

PARTICIPATION of non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector, philanthropic organizations and other actors at the UN 2023 Water COnference and its preparatory meeting

Relevant stakeholders, including non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector and philanthropic organizations and other actors, whose work is relevant to the UN 2023 Water Conference, accredited in accordance with the provisions set forth in Annex II of A/RES/75/212will be able to request registration to participate as observers in the Conference.

Organizations that fall under the following categories will be able to request registration to attend the UN 2023 Water Conference:

  • Non-governmental organizations and major groups as identified in Agenda 21, in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (Special, General or Roster consultative status). You can check if your organization has consultative status here.

  • Organizations that have received special accreditation by the General Assembly to the following past Summits (please click on the link for details):

  1. The World Summit on Sustainable Development;


  • Organizations that will receive special accreditation by the General Assembly to attend the UN 2023 Water Conference – please read more below.

Special Accreditation

Civil society organizations, academic institutions, the scientific community, the private sector and philanthropic organizations whose work is relevant to the Conference and which are not listed in the categories above will be able to request Special Accreditation to attend the UN 2023 Water Conference.

Information about the Special Accreditation process will be posted in this page soon.


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