Water made the headlines a week ago thanks to the 2023 UN Water Conference. It was the first one in more than 45 years.
The Conference concluded with billions of dollars committed by governments, businesses, and civil society to address the global water crisis and achieve equitable access to water. It was co-hosted by the Netherlands and Tajikistan, and brought together 10,000 participants from various sectors to address the water crisis and ensure the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 6, which focuses on clean water and sanitation.
The Water Action Agenda, the conference’s key outcome, captured over 700 commitments aimed at driving transformation from a global water crisis to a water-secure world. Commitments made included developing new food systems to reduce unsustainable use of water, designing a global water information system to guide plans and priorities by 2030, and integrating the approach on water, ecosystems, and climate to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and strengthen communities.
The conference outcomes will also receive concrete follow-up in three key upcoming Summits: the SDG Summit during the UN General Assembly in September 2023, the Summit of the Future in 2024, and the World Social Summit in 2025. The commitments made at the conference will accelerate sustainable development and ensure a water-secure future for all.
One of the commitments made by the European Union is that by 2030, it aims to support the access of 70 million individuals to an improved drinking water source and/or sanitation facility. At ABEREUS, we’ll happily help achieving the sanitation goals and also started a commitment.
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