On 7 April 2022 the 36th meeting of the UN Mechanism – Water was held at the Headquarters of the World Meteorological Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

The event will last two days. On 7 of April 7 2022 as part of this event, a Briefing for UN Member States and members of the UN-Water mechanism was held on the UN Conference on the Midterm Comprehensive Review of the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028, which will be held on 22-24 of March 2023 in New York under the co-chairmanship of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

The purpose of the briefing was to inform a wide range of stakeholders about the goals and objectives of the upcoming conference, discuss and exchange views on the success of the Conference, as well as assess the challenges and opportunities associated with holding this global event.

Within the framework of the briefing, Mr. Sulton Rahimzoda, Co-Chair of the Dushanbe Water Process and Mr. Henk Ovink Special Envoy for International Water Affairs for the Kingdom of the Netherlands, made a joint presentation on the topic “UN-2023 Water Conference”.

The presentation included general information about the UN 2023 Conference, including goals and objectives, preparatory process, further steps and expected results. It was noted that water is a fundamental part of all aspects of the life of the world population, and the UN-2023 Water Conference aims to take concerted action to achieve internationally agreed goals and targets on water.

The Republic of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, as co-chairs of the conference, and UNDESA and UN-Water, as the Secretariat of the conference, aim to make the UN-2023 Water Conference a watershed moment that unites the whole world to achieve water goals.