The Mirpuri Foundation attended the UN 2023 Water Conference – formally known as the 2023 Conference for the Midterm Comprehensive Review of Implementation of the UN Decade for Action on Water and Sanitation (2018-2028) – that took place at UN Headquarters in New York.

The most important United Nations-hosted event on water supply, sanitation and hygiene culminated with a breakthrough response to the global water crisis, with governments, businesses and civil society committing billions of dollars to advance the water agenda, a dealmaker for accelerating sustainable development overall.

Co-hosted by the Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Republic of Tajikistan, the Conference brought together some 10,000 participants from all over the world and from across sectors – agriculture, energy, environment and water – around a common goal: to urgently tackle the water crisis and set the world back on track to achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 – On Clear Water and Sanitation.

“The commitments at this Conference will propel humanity towards the water-secure future every person on the planet needs,” noted UN Secretary-General António Guterres at the closing ceremony.

Access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene is the most basic human need for health and well-being and a declared human right. But some 2 billion people in the world still lack access to safe drinking water and 40 percent of the world’s population is affected by water scarcity.

Without enough water, at the right time and the right quality, there is no sustainable development.

Responding to this, the Water Action Agenda, the outcome of the Conference, captured over 700 commitments aimed at driving transformation from a global water crisis to a water-secure world.

More information on the water conference here