Ways to Integrate Efforts in Furthering Water Dialogue and Cooperation

Posted: 2013-02-20

GWP Chair Dr Ursula Schaefer-Preuss will participate in a Side Event on "Ways to Integrate Efforts in Furthering Water Dialogue and Cooperation" organised on 22 February 2013 at the UN Headquarters by the EastWest Institute, the Water Friends Group, and the Permanent Missions of Finland, Hungary, Tajikistan and Thailand.

History shows that the vital nature of freshwater is a powerful incentive for cooperation and dialogue, compelling stakeholders to reconcile even their most divergent views. Water more often unites than divides people and societies, yet there is still a great need for more effective and coordinated measures, coupled with a stronger political will at all levels. Governments, international and regional organizations, business communities, scholars, and civil society must effectively address current and emerging freshwater problems.

In this context, the International Year of Water Cooperation is intended to unify all efforts, both undertaken and planned by the UN system, other international and regional organizations, governments, civil society and entrepreneurs, in order to increase people's awareness of freshwater-related problems and ways to resolve them.

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