In preparation for the United Nations conference for the global midterm comprehensive review of the Water Action Decade 2018-2028 (New York, 22-24 March 2023), ESCWA, in collaboration with the League of Arab States, is organizing an Arab Regional Preparatory Meeting from 18 to 19 May 2022 in Beirut.
The aim of this meeting is to assess regional progress towards the Water Action Decade objectives, and to discuss related challenges, opportunities and the ways to accelerate achievement. The meeting provides a platform for presenting national and regional initiatives and key actions that demonstrate the commitment of the Arab countries to the international water goals. The outcomes will guide regional mechanisms for decision- and policy- making on water-related topics. The meeting outcome document will feed into the global process, including the UN Secretary General report for the midterm comprehensive review of the Water Action Decade.
Representatives of Arab Member countries, in addition to senior representatives from relevant regional and national organizations, institutions, academia, private sector and civil society organizations engaged in water-related issues affecting Arab countries are invited to participate.