On 30 August 2022 at Norra Latin Plaza in Stockholm, Sweden, the Co-Chairs of the UN 2023 Water Conference hosted an informal Coffee in the Park discussion called Raising the Ambition towards the UN 2023 Water Conference.
The UN 2023 Water Conference, which aims to make bold, ambitious, innovative, and transformative commitments under the Water Agenda of Action, is on its way.
Involving all stakeholders, the program will be integrated with all sectors and coordinated by intergovernmental processes, leading to transformative actions within the framework of the Decade of Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018-2028.
The Republic of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands as co-chairs and UNDESA and UN-Water as the secretariat of the Conference, using the platforms of international and global water events to promote the Conference, will strive to make the 2023 Conference a watershed moment for the whole world.
At Coffee in the Park, the Special Representatives for Water of the Republic of Tajikistan, Mr. Sulton Rahimzoda and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Mr. Henk Ovink, provided a brief introduction to the UN 2023 Water Conference, the expected results from the discussion and the contribution that participants can contribute.
The discussion was also attended by representatives of the Republic of Tajikistan, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, UN structures, representatives of development partners, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, youth, financial institutions, civil society, academic institutions, local media and other stakeholders participating in the World Water Week.
During the discussion, the participants were divided into groups to share ideas with each other about how the UN 2023 Water Conference can really impact the world and not just be another water conference.
Coffee in the park provided the participants with a good opportunity to review the efforts of the co-organizers on the way to the UN 2023 Water Conference to put forward ideas about what transformations should take place, what actions and commitments should look like, and who should be involved in their implementation.