Advancing Transboundary Water Cooperation through commitments for the UN 2023 Water Conference

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The purpose of the webinar is to motivate governments, basin organizations, civil society, international organizations etc. to make commitments to the Water Action Agenda of the UN 2023 Water Conference (New York, 22-24 March 2023). The Water Action Agenda will be a major outcome of the conference. The webinar will provide information on the process for making a commitment and raising awareness about making commitments on transboundary water cooperation in particular, giving some momentum towards the conference.


Monday, 27 February 2023; 14:00-15:30 CET




Fabrice Fretz, Government of Switzerland and Niokhor Ndour, Government of Senegal Preliminary agenda (CET)

Preliminary agenda

  • 14:00 - 14:05 | Welcome, by: Ziad Khayat (UN-ESCWA)
  • 14:05 - 14:10 | Introduction to the Transboundary Water Cooperation Coalition, by: Francesca Bernardini (UNECE)
  • 14:10 - 14:20 | Presentation on the UN 2023 Water Conference Water Action Agenda, by: Niels Vlaanderen (Government of the Netherlands) and Rustam Abdullaev (Government of Tajikistan)
  • 14:20 - 15:00 | Transboundary water cooperation commitments, by: Martina Klimes (SIWI), Maria Amakali (Government of Namibia), Callist Tindimugaya (Government of Uganda), Kevin Christian (EU), Arnaud Sterckx (IGRAC), Noura Kayal (Geneva Water Hub), Phetsamone Khanophet (Mekong River Commission), and Sergio Campos (IADB)
  • 15:00 - 15:25 | Q&A session
  • 15:25 - 15:30 | Closing, by: Juan Pablo Aristegui and Ximena Fuentes (Government of Chile)