Side Event on Presentation of outcomes of the Dushanbe High-Level International Conference on the International Decade of Action “Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028” (20-22 June 2018, Dushanbe)

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On 19 July 2018 on the sidelines of the High level Political Forum-2018 in New York there was held a Side Event on the Presentation of the outcomes of the Dushanbe High-Level International Conference on the International Decade of Action Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028, which was organized by the initiative of the Tajikistan Mission to the UN. The event, organized in cooperation with the delegations of Canada, Egypt, Russia, Thailand, Singapore, Department for Economic and Social Affairs, UNESCO, UN-Water, World Bank and Financial Center for South-South Cooperation, was attended by the representatives and experts from more than 60 member-states and international organizations.

At the side event, along with the presentation made by the Deputy Chair of the International Steering Committee of the Dushanbe Conference � the First Deputy Minister of Energy and Water Resources of Tajikistan Mr. Sulton Rahimzod, the UN Deputy-Secretary-General Mr. Liu Zhenmin, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Electricity of Ethiopia Mr. Seleshi Awulachew, Minister of Planning and Development of Trinidad and Tobago Ms. Camille Robinson-Regis, Minister of Water Resources of Sierra Leone Jonathan Tengbe and other officials delivered statements.

In his statement, Mr. Rahimzoda briefed the participants on the outcomes of the High-Level International Conference on the International Decade of Action Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028, held in Dushanbe on 20-22 August 2018. Mr. Rahimzoda also called upon the representatives of the UN member-states and the relevant UN agencies to support the implementation of the new initiative of the President of the Republic of Tajikistan H.E. Mr. Emomali Rahmon - International Decade for Action Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028.

The UN Deputy Secretary General expressed his gratitude to the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan for the successful organization of the Dushanbe Conference and noted that the United Nations is ready to continue supporting the organization of events within the framework of the International Decade for Action, "Water for Sustainable Development, 2018-2028".

Source: Ministry of foreign affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan