AquaFed has joined civil society organisations in a letter to the UN Secretary General to call for specific actions that will strengthen policy dialogue and multi-lateral coordination on water.
We urge other organisations to also sign the letter to H.E Mr. Guterres, which was initiated by the International Secretariat for Water and the Butterfly Effect.
Our joint call is for:
• the prompt appointment of a UN Special Envoy for Water with a strong political mandate to mobilize Governments and all relevant stakeholders around water issues
• the adoption of a UN General Assembly Resolution establishing regular intergovernmental meetings on water, building on the success of the March conference.
The letter also has a strong message about maintaining momentum after the UN Water Conference earlier this year: The UN 2023 Water Conference should not be a one-off opportunity to put water at the heart of the international agenda, but the first of a regular mechanism that will lead to a resilient, equitable and sustainable water management for present and future generations.