Congratulatory letter of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on the occasion of adoption of the Resolution entitled International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028

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On December 21, 2016 the UN General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously adopted resolution entitled International Decade for Action Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028.

International Decade for Action "Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028 is the fourth global initiative of Tajikistan on water-related issues, which was announced for the first time in 2015 by the Founder of the Peace and National Unity - Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan H. E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon during the 7th World Water Forum in the Republic of Korea.

On this occasion, the UN Secretary General Mr. Ban Ki-moon sent to the Founder of Peace and National Unity ´┐ŻLeader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon a congratulatory letter, where it is said:

"Your Excellency,

I have the honor to extend my sincere congratulations on the occasion of the adoption by consensus of United Nations General Assembly resolution 71/222 entitled International Decade for Action, Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028, which was sponsored by the delegation of the Republic of Tajikistan.

I believe this New Decade will be a significant step in building support and momentum for a rapid start-up of the implementation of the water-related Sustainable Developments Goals and targets. It will strengthen and enhance the progress achieved during Water for Life, 2005-2015.

It also will complement and reinforce other initiatives, including High-level Panel on Water, and can serve to fill current and emerging gaps in the realization of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Please accept, Excellency, the assurances of my highest consideration.

Sincerely,

Ban Ki-moon

UN Secretary-General

Source: Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan