Due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the restrictive measures adopted in many countries of the world, the Second High-level International Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028”, which was initially planned to be held from 18 to 20 June 2020, postponed to a later date.
Ministers and other high-level officials discussed how actions to address water and climate change can drive progress on the 2030 Agenda. The online event was organized under the framework of the Water Action Decade, and in support of the implementation of the Decade of Action for the SDGs. In addition to synergies between action to address SDG 6 (clean water and sanitation) and SDG 13 (climate action), speakers also drew linkages with security issues, the need to bring the freshwater and saltwater communities together, and the importance of technology.
The meeting of the National Organizing Committee of the International High-level Conference on International Decade of Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028 (June 18-20, 2020) was held under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan H.E. Mr. Kohir Rasulzoda on 26 February 2020 in Dushanbe.
During the meeting, the preparations to the Second Dushanbe Water Decade Conference were reviewed and appropriate instructions were given to the members of the National Organizing Committee, relevant ministries and agencies to take the necessary measures to organize the Conference at the high level.
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