As per General Assembly Resolution A/RES/73/226, the President of the General Assembly will convene a one-day high-level meeting to promote the implementation of the water-related goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda in support of the implementation of the Decade on Water and Sustainable Development (2018-2028) and the high-level political forum on sustainable development (HLPF).
Taking place just prior to World Water Day (March 22), this high-level meeting will inspire action while drawing attention to World Water Day’s 2021 theme: Valuing Water. Water has environmental, social and cultural value that can vary depending on context. The different ways that water is valued reflects the broad linkages which require cross-sectoral cooperation in order to accelerate progress on all Sustainable Development Goals.
With the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrating the critical importance of adequate access to safe water and sanitation for preventing and containing diseases, and climate change increasing variability in the water cycle, the Decade on Water and Sustainable Development (2018-2028) must succeed. The meeting will seek to showcase solutions in various contexts, and also identify the lessons learnt and best practices in implementing the water related targets and goals.