UN General Assembly Adopts Resolution on Water and Sanitation Proposed by Tajikistan

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The United Nations General Assembly on September 1 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 Tajikistan, the Netherlands and Senegal.

This initiative was proposed by President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon during the UN Water Conference held in New York on March 22-24, the Foreign Ministry of Tajikistan says.

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.

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.

Source : Akipress