Joint Arab commitment to accelerate the achievement of water security - United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
24 March 2023

Beirut time

Special event

Joint Arab commitment to accelerate the achievement of water security

Water Conference
  • UN Headquarters, New York
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The League of Arab States, ESCWA and the Islamic Development Bank are organizing a side event at the UN 2023 Water Conference. The event showcases the Arab region efforts to transform the water sector and build cross-sectoral partnerships and highlights commitments made to the Water Action Agenda.

Particular emphasis is placed on the means of implementation for achieving water and related cross-sectoral goals in line with the regional priorities and accelerators set in the Arab regional preparatory meeting for the mid-term comprehensive review of the Water Action Decade in 2022.

Ministers attending this side event include:

  • Mr. Walid Fayad, Minister of Energy and Water, Lebanon
  • Mr. Mazen Ghoneim, Head of the Palestinian Water Authority, State of Palestine
  • Mr. Dawelbeit AbdelRahman, Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources, the Sudan
  • Mr. Tawfiq Al-Sharjabi, Minister of Water and Environment, Yemen
  • Mr. Hani Sweilam, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Egypt
  • Mr. Nizar Baraka, Minister of Equipment and Water and President of the International Network of Basin Organizations, Morocco
  • Mr. Abdulaziz Alshaibani, Deputy Minister for Water, Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Saudi Arabia
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