The outgoing 2023 was a remarkable year in the realm of water sustainability. The Dushanbe Water Process has made significant contributions to the global water domain, particularly in the success of the UN 2023 Water Conference co-hosted by Tajikistan and the Netherlands in New York. This conference resulted in the development of more than 800 voluntary commitments registered in the Water Action Agenda.
In the short period following the Conference, numerous positive developments have emerged in relation to water. Inspired by the outstanding outcomes of the UN 2023 Water Conference, the UNGA adopted a Resolution on the follow-up of the conference calling for the development of a UN system-wide strategy on water and sanitation and conducting the next two United Nations Water Conferences in 2026 and 2028.
We are also pleased to highlight the remarkable water outcomes of the COP 28, built on the momentum generated by the UN 2023 Water Conference. Tajikistan jointly with the Netherlands under leadership of the UAE, COP28 Presidency put water at the heart of climate action. The presence of water has reached a new level, and its voice has become stronger in the global climate agenda.
These results underscore the importance of our collaborative endeavors and highlight the tangible impact we can achieve when working together.
As we look ahead to the New Year 2024, we anticipate another significant event – the 3rd High-Level International Conference on International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028 (3rd Dushanbe Water Action Decade Conference) to be hosted by Government of the Republic of Tajikistan, with support from the United Nations and other partners. It will take place on 10-13 June 2024 in Dushanbe, Republic of Tajikistan, providing a platform to follow up the outcomes of the UN 2023 Water Conference, with a special focus on the implementation of the Water Action Agenda.
We kindly request you to mark this milestone event on your calendar, ensuring your presence at the heart of the global water actions.
On this joyous occasion of New Year 2024, we extend our heartfelt wishes to you. May this year bring peace, prosperity, health, and happiness to you and your family, along with abundant sunshine and warmth.
With best wishes and hopes to see you in Dushanbe,
Secretariat of the Dushanbe Water Process