UN launches the new Water Decade for Action

Opening of the joint Member States exhibition “Water Action Decade – Countries’ Perspectives,” taken March 23, 2018 in New York. Credit: UN

On the 2018 World Water Day, the President of the UN General Assembly, Mr. Miroslav Lajčák, launched the International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028. The new decade aims to further improve cooperation, partnership and capacity development in response to the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The UN Secretary General, Mr. António Guterres, noted three core objectives of a UN Action Plan for the water decade: “First, to transform our silo-based approach to water supply, sanitation, water management and disaster risk reduction to better tackle water stress, combat climate change and enhance resilience. Second, to align existing water and sanitation programmes and projects with the 2030 Agenda. Third, to generate the political will for strengthened cooperation and partnerships.”

President of the General Assembly, Miroslav Lajčák, chairs the High-level meeting to Launch the International Decade of Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028…