CAREC participates in the high-level International Symposium on the 6th Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) "Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all"On August 9-11, 2016 Dushanbe (Tajikistan) hosted the high-level International Symposium on the 6th Sustainable Development Goal. The opening ceremony of this important international event was attended and addressed by the President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon.
The Symposium became a meeting point for over 700 high-level representatives from 90 countries worldwide, 47 international and regional organizations, including the UN and 17 of its structures, SCO, CIS, Economic Cooperation Organization, World Bank, Red Cross, etc.
During the Symposium several topical issues were discussed, such as capacity-building for the promotion of integrated water resources management; knowledge and experience exchange on innovative practices to increase access to water, sanitation and hygiene; improving the water use efficiency; reduction of water pollution; protection of watersheds and ecosystems; promotion of international cooperation and partnership; development of regional and multilateral cooperation and the promotion of specific partnership initiatives to implement the 6th SDG and its target objectives.
CAREC actively participated in the Symposium by organizing a joint exhibition with the Committee for Environmental Protection under the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, as well as a side event on capacity building, strengthening regional cooperation and academic exchange in achieving the 6th SDG with the US Agency for International Development within the “Smart Waters” project. In addition, during the joint side event with the OSCE CAREC presented a study on gender issues, which is also carried out within the “Smart Waters” project framework.
For more information on the activities of CAREC in the symposium:
1. Side Event CAREC "Capacity building, strengthening regional cooperation and academic exchange in order to achieve sustainable development goals, 6" -http://carececo.org/en/events/smart-waters-i-peer-kak-svyazat-dve-regionalnye-programmy-dlya-poluche...