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United Nations General Assembly approved NGOs to participate as observers in the UN Water Conference

First round of Special Accreditation of Non-Governmental Organizations and Other Stakeholders

The first round of special accreditation for stakeholder organizations to participate in the UN 2023 Water Conference resulted with 440 non-governmental organizations, civil society organizations, academic institutions, scientific community, the private sector and philanthropic organizations having been approved by the United Nations General Assembly to participate as observers in the Conference. The final list was submitted by the President of the General Assembly to all Member States on 24 August (see here). A second round of special accreditation is planned for 31 October – 2 December 2022. For more information, please check here.


Upcoming events

World Water Week

World Water Week 2022 was held in Stockholm, Sweden, from 23 August to 1 September 2022, both in-person and virtually. Please find more information here.

Webinar briefing for national SDG 6 monitoring focal points

The UN-Water Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6 (IMI-SDG6) is organizing a multilingual webinar on 14 September 2022 to inform the national SDG 6 focal points on the UN 2023 Water Conference and the Water Action Agenda, and how data can help guide the discussions. Learn more about the webinar here.

Regional Preparatory Meetings


The United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) has published the second newsletter of the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Regional Water Expert Group. It highlights new publications and events that seek to accelerate SDG 6. It also provides inputs to the LAC Regional Water Dialogues in January 2023 as well as the UN 2023 Water Conference. To join the open consultation focused on Caribbean water priorities, please register here.

Keep informed about the latest on the UN 2023 Water Conference!

To receive periodic updates on the preparatory process for the UN 2023 Water Conference, please sign up to the mailing list here. For previous newsletters, please refer to the documentation tab on the UN 2023 Water Conference website.


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