With great pleasure I would like to welcome you to the Second High–level International Conference on the International Decade for Action «Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028 to be held on 6-9 June 2022 in Dushanbe.
Water Action Decade 2018-2028 reaffirms that in the current global agenda water is still among the most urgent issues. Consequently, in order to achieve significant progress in the implementation of internationally agreed water goals, there is a need for greater integration of the efforts of all stakeholders.
The Government of the Republic of Tajikistan is organizing the conference with the support of the United Nations and other partners. The conference will serve as a platform to support an effective preparation for the United Nations Conference on the Midterm Comprehensive Review of the Implementation of the Objectives of the International Water Action Decade “Water for sustainable development”, 2018-2028 in 2023 in New York.
The Conference, as an integral part of the series of events convened in the framework of the «Dushanbe water process”, will provide an opportunity to trace the progress and gaps in the implementation of the Water Action Decade, including initiatives and obligations. It will focus on how governments and stakeholders can intensify and strengthen partnerships to contribute to the implementation of water-related goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and other internationally agreed documents.
We hope that representatives of governments, international and regional organizations, international financial institutes, business, scientific and educational entities, NGOs, river and lake basin authorities, women, children and youth organizations as well as private sector will take an active part in deliberations and development of concrete recommendations for implementation of the water-related goals and objectives of the Sustainable Development.
I am confident that your active participation in the plenary sessions, thematic and interactive action panels, forums and side-events will ensure success of the conference and make a valuable contribution to promotion of joint efforts in achieving sustainable development and efficient use of water resources for the benefit of the future generations.
Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan
Chair of the National Organizing Committee