by Mr. Qohir Rasulzoda, Prime Minister of the Republic of Tajikistan and Chairman of the National Organizing Committee
With great pleasure, I would like to welcome you all at the Second High-Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028, to be held from 18 to 20 June 2020 in Dushanbe.
Water is a powerful tool for cooperation and dialogue in support of sustainable development and safer societies.
There is a need for more effective, integrated and coordinated actions, coupled with political will. All stakeholders should be engaged, paying special attention to the livelihoods of poor and vulnerable people, leaving no one behind.
As an author of global water initiatives, Tajikistan is pleased that the Dushanbe Water Process has become an efficient platform for mobilizing efforts of the governments and stakeholders to contribute to the implementation of water-related goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. In this regard, the Tajik Government believes that the Second Dushanbe Water Decade Conference will contribute to strengthening political will and commitments, as well as forward thinking and innovative ways in addressing water issues.
The Conference expects that politicians and representatives from water, finance, energy, industry, health, education, urban planning, rural development and agriculture sectors, including climate and environment practitioners will generate new ideas to accelerate actions and partnership at all levels.
Looking forward to your active participation and valuable contribution to the success of the Conference.