Second International High-Level Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028 will be held on 6-9 June 2022 at Kokhi Somon, Dushanbe, Tajikistan.
The Conference is multi-stakeholder in nature and will bring together different groups and actors involved in the implementation of water-related goals and targets.
The Second Dushanbe Water Action Decade Conference will focus on how governments, the United Nations and its entities, other international and regional organizations, international financial institutions, the private sector, civil society organizations, academia, communities, local governments and other stakeholders can catalyze water action and partnerships to contribute to the implementation of water-related goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the Paris Climate Agreement, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction, the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development and the New Urban Agenda at all levels, while supporting the global response to the COVID-19 crisis.
The Second Dushanbe Water Action Decade Conference will also serve as a platform for soliciting and consolidating inputs in the preparation for 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 in 2023 in New York and will feed the upcoming UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
The Conference in 2022 will also provide a mechanism to encourage governments, the United Nations and all other partners to translate good intentions into actions on the ground.
The Second Dushanbe Water Action Decade Conference is co-organized by the Government of Tajikistan and the United Nations and will be co-chaired by the Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan and the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Economic and Social Affairs.
In continuity with past events, this Conference will produce a Final Declaration and a Co-chair’s Summary, as well as a compendium of actions and other initiatives, presented during the Conference.
The outcomes of the Conference will be presented to the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly and the United Nations High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.
A number of cultural events will be organized during the Conference, including an exhibition. Participants will be able to participate in a tour/field trip to get acquainted with examples of integrated water resources management and water-related sustainable development in Tajikistan.
Note: In December 2016, the United Nations General Assembly declared the period 2018-2028 as the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, which aims at supporting sustainable development and integrated management of water resources, while promoting cooperation and partnerships to support achieving internationally agreed water-related goals and targets, including those contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.