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, which will begin its work on 22 March 2023 at the UN Headquarters under the co-chairmanship of the Republic of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of the Netherlands, promises to be unique, historical and memorable not only for Tajikistan, but for the whole world. This is the second UN Water Conference, the first Conference was held in Mar del Plata, Argentina in 1977.
In accordance with United Nations General Assembly resolutions A/RES/73/226 of 20 December 2018 and A/RES/75/212 of 21 December 2020, the Conference will be held from 22 to 24 March 2023 in New York. Thanks to the global initiatives of the Founder of Peace and National Unity – the Leader of the Nation, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, honorable Emomali Rahmon, over the past two decades, Tajikistan has laid a solid foundation for advancing the global water agenda and helping to achieve internationally agreed goals and objectives related to water resources.
On the eve of and within the framework of the Conference, as the initiator of the Dushanbe water process, Tajikistan holds a number of thematic and cultural and entertainment events in order to demonstrate the high Tajik culture and the path of its historical development, as well as water cooperation at the regional and international levels, integrated water resources management and expansion mutually beneficial cooperation.
Including on 21 March 2023, the opening ceremony of the exhibition “History of the Development of Tajikistan” was held at the UN Headquarters, at which the Founder of Peace and National Unity, the Leader of the Nation, the President of the Republic of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon, participated with a welcoming speech.
The participants of the exhibition were given the opportunity to get acquainted with the history of Tajikistan from ancient and medieval times to the modern period, including the history of relations between Tajikistan and the UN through paintings and short videos.
At the exhibition, participants also had the opportunity to enjoy the natural landscape of Tajikistan using the latest technology using virtual reality glasses.