“The inclusiveness and level of engagement is unique in UN conferences.
True acknowledgement of the different stakeholders.” Warm thanks and best wishes to all of you who helped make the Decade one of progress in the water sector.
The Office has also been honoured with the Aragonia Prize on December 19 in Zaragoza.
In late November we reached out to the journalists who have been supported in their work in the water sector during the Decade.
Heads of state and United Nations leaders gathered last week in Dushanbe, Tajikistan to evaluate the achievements of the Decade for Action: Water for Life 2005-2015, and to begin looking at proposals for moving forward with the Decade’s work.
The main report will focus on Affordability of Water and Sanitation Services, while an addendum will be concerned with Mandate Priorities.
Mr Heller will also take this opportunity to present the findings of his predecessor, Catarina De Albuquerque, on her country mission to Kenya.
In September 2015, the General Assembly finally agreed on a stand-alone water goal (number 6), “Ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.” This reflects that water and sanitation has become a key priority for member states.
UN and stakeholders, experts and the water community at large have contributed, engaging with politicians, policy makers, governments and water managers in water and sanitation programs and projects, in knowledge generation and management, in advice based on good practices and appropriate technologies.Continuously link up and working with journalists which has been part of the programme could be helpful.” We have received more than a 100 responses to the survey analysis of the Office – to gather the expert view of the role of the Office in the MDG period.