On September 1, 2023, the United Nations General Assembly adopted a resolution entitled "The Follow-up to the United Nations Conference on the Midterm Comprehensive Review of the Implementation of the Objectives of the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018-2028, which was co-facilitated by the Republic of Tajikistan, the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Senegal.
Initially, this initiative was proposed by the Founder of National Peace and National Unity - Leader of the Nation, President of the Republic of Tajikistan, H.E. Emomali Rahmon during the UN Water Conference held on March 22-24, 2023 in New York.
The resolution emphasizes the importance of strengthening international cooperation at all levels to implement the goals and objectives related to water and sanitation of the 2030 Agenda, especially for developing countries.
In the operative paragraph, this resolution decides, in addition to the convening of the UN 2028 Water Conference in Tajikistan, to convene the UN Water Conference to Accelerate the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal in 2026.
In addition, the United Nations General Assembly requests the Secretary-General to present a United Nations system-wide water and sanitation strategy in consultation with Member States before the end of the seventy-eighth session of the General Assembly.
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