UN / WATER CONFERENCE EXTERIORS

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The 2023 UN Water Conference, co-hosted by the Netherlands and Tajikistan, brings stakeholders from all sectors together at the UN headquarters in New York from March 22 to 24. UNIFEED
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STORY: UN / WATER CONFERENCE EXTERIORS
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DATELINE: 22 MARCH 2023, NEW YORK CITY
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1. Various shots, exteriors, United Nations headquarters
2. Various shots, exteriors, UN headquarters entrances, participants, installation
3. Various shots, interiors, participants, UN headquarters lobby
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The 2023 UN Water Conference, co-hosted by the Netherlands and Tajikistan, brings stakeholders from all sectors together at the UN headquarters in New York from March 22 to 24.

Billions of people worldwide still live without safely managed drinking water and sanitation, even though access to both services has long been defined as a human right.

Many water sources are becoming more polluted, and ecosystems that provide water are disappearing.

Climate change is disrupting the water cycle, causing droughts and floods.

The Conference – formally known as the 2023 Conference for the Midterm Comprehensive Review of Implementation of the UN Decade for Action on Water and Sanitation (2018-2028) – is the most important water event in a generation.

The primary aim of the Conference is to raise awareness of the global water crisis and decide on concerted action to achieve the internationally agreed water-related goals and targets, including those contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Water is everyone’s business, and the Conference is inclusive and cross-sectoral.

With many of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) off track, progress in implementing Goal 6 (water and sanitation) is key to achieving other SDGs, particularly on health, food, gender equity, education, livelihoods, industry, climate, and the environment.

The Conference will adopt the Water Action Agenda as a main outcome, which represents the commitments of countries and stakeholders.

The Agenda will help mobilize action across countries, sectors, and stakeholders to meet global water-related goals and targets.

The Water Action Decade, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly to help put a greater focus on water, commenced on World Water Day, 22 March 2018, and runs through World Water Day, 22 March 2028.

The Decade aims to advance the sustainable development and integrated management of water resources to achieve social, economic, and environmental objectives through cooperation and partnership at all levels.

The last UN conference on water was held in 1977 in Mar del Plata, Argentina.
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