State Enterprise “TajikNIIGiM” held the Republican scientific and practical conference on the topic “Sustainable use of water resources and its impact on the sectors of the national economy in the context of climate change”, dedicated to the International Decade of Action “Water for Sustainable Development” (2018-2028)
International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018–2028.
The General Assembly Recalling its resolutions: 47/193 of 22 December 1992 on the observance of World Water Day, 55/196 of 20 December 2000, in which it proclaimed 2003 the International Year of Freshwater, 58/217 of 23 December 2003, in which it proclaimed the period 2005-2015 the International Decade for Action “Water for Life”, 61/192 of 20 December 2006, in which it proclaimed 2008 the International Year of Sanitation,65/154 of 20 December 2010, in which it proclaimed 2013 the International Year of Water Cooperation, 67/204 of 21 December 2012 on the International Year of Water Cooperation, 2013, also recalling its resolutions 64/198 of 21 December 2009 on the medium term a comprehensive review of the implementation of the International Decade for Action “Water for Life”, 2005-2015, and 69/215 dated 19 December 2014, in which she noted with satisfaction the activities related to the internationally, water goals.
Recalling further its resolution 68/157 of 18 December 2013 on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, as well as resolution 70/169 of 17 December 2015 on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, as well as relevant resolutions of the Human Rights Council person, including resolutions 24/18 of 27 September 2013 and 27/7 of 25 September 2014, recalling Economic and Social Council resolutions 1980/67 of 25 July 1980 on international years and anniversaries and 1989/84 of 24 May 1989 on guidelines for international decades in the economic and social fields and on General Assembly resolutions 53/199 of 15 December 1998 and 61/185 of 20 December 2006 on the proclamation of international years.
Recalling also their resolutions 70/1 “Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” of 25 September 2015 and 70/299 of 29 July 2016 on the follow-up to the 2030 Agenda year and a review of progress towards its implementation at the global level, reaffirming the water-related Sustainable Development Goals and targets, including those contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and determined to achieve the goal of ensuring availability and rational use of water resources and sanitation for all and realize other relevant goals and objectives.
Recalling the outcome document of the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, which highlighted the commitment to the International Decade for Action “Water for Life” 2005-2015, reaffirming that the Addis Ababa Action Agenda of the Third International Conference on Financing for Development is an integral part of the Of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and that the full implementation of the Addis Ababa Action Agenda is critical to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and targets, Emphasizing that water resources are critical to sustainable development and the eradication of poverty and hunger, and that water, energy, food security and nutrition are inextricably linked and that water is absolutely essential for human development and human health and well-being, and has vital to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and other relevant social, environmental and economic goals, deeply concerned that urbanization, population growth, desertification, drought and other extreme climate events and climate change, as well as a lack of opportunities for integrated water management, will further exacerbate the problems associated with lack of access to safe drinking water, basic sanitation and strong hygiene skills, hydrological disasters and water scarcity, being Concerned that low progress in promoting gender mainstreaming and the empowerment of women in addressing existing gaps in this area is hampering the achievement of the sustainable development goals and targets.
Also concerned that inefficient management and unsustainable development, as well as increased uncertainty and risks from climate change and other factors, threaten many water-related ecosystems, recalling that the Addis Ababa Action Agenda provides for, in particular, the development and implementation of integrated disaster risk management frameworks at all levels in line with the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, taking into account the importance of deepening cooperation and partnerships at all levels to achieve internationally agreed goals for development, water and sanitation issues, bearing in mind that water resources issues, including related sustainable development goals and targets, should be better reflected in the programs of work of the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council, noting national, regional and global efforts and partnership initiatives to implement the International decades of action “Water for Life”2005-2015, the implementation of numerous recommendations from international and regional activities on water supply and hydrological issues and the implementation of the water-related Sustainable Development Goals and targets contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, noting also the establishment Secretary General and President of the World Bank, the High-Level Group on Water Resources and looking forward to the launch of its work.
Noting further the World Water Development Report, which is being produced jointly by United Nations agencies and entities, in particular its publication entitled “Water for a Sustainable World”, the report of the annual International Conference of the UN-Water resources ”, held in 2015 in Sara-gos, Spain, and dedicated to the theme“ Water and Sustainable Development: From Vision to Action ”, UN-Water recommendations on means of implementation in relation to the Water-related Sustainable Development Goals and the work of the Water Advisory Board resources and sanitation.
Considering the important role of relevant initiatives and multi-stakeholder partnerships in building political support and promoting investment in water and sanitation, noting the outcome documents and the Ministerial Declaration adopted at the Seventh World One Forum, held on 12-17 April 2015 in Daegu, Province Gyeongsangbuk-do, Republic of Korea, noting also the outcome of the High-Level Interactive Dialogue during the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly held on 30 March 2015, further noting the Declaration adopted at the High-Level International Conference on the International Decade for Action “Water for Life” (2005 –2015),held on June 9-10, 2015 in Dushanbe, and the Call for Action from the High-level Symposium on “Goal 6 and Sustainable Development Targets: Achieving Universal Access to Water and Sanitation”, held on August 9-10, 2016 in Dushanbe Takes note of the report of the Secretary-General on the International Decade for Action “Water for Life” 2005-2015 and further efforts to ensure sustainable development of water resources, notes with satisfaction the activities on water by Member States, by the United Nations Secretariat and organizations of the United Nations system, in particular through inter-agency activities, as well as the contributions of major groups to the International Year of Sanitation 2008, the International Year of Water Cooperation 2013, and the International Decade for Action “Water for Life”, 2005–2015; proclaims the period 2018-2028 as the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development”, which starts on World Water Day on March 22, 2018 and ends on World Water Day on March 22, 2028.
Decides that the objectives of the Decade should be increased attention to sustainable development and integrated water resources management in order to achieve socio-economic and environmental objectives and to implement and promote relevant programs and projects, as well as to expand cooperation and partnerships at all levels to facilitate the implementation of agreed internationally, water-related goals and targets, including those contained in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Emphasizes the importance of promoting efficient water use at all levels, taking into account the interlinkages between water, food, energy and the environment, including in the implementation of national development programs; Decides that the achievement of these objectives should be ensured, inter alia, by improving the production and dissemination of knowledge, facilitating access to knowledge and sharing information on best practices, generating new information related to the water-related Sustainable Development Goals, advocating, networking and promoting partnerships and multi-stakeholder activities to achieve water-related goals and targets, linking with existing initiatives and strengthening communication activities at various levels for the realization of water-related goals; Stresses the importance of the full participation of all relevant stakeholders in the Decade at all levels, including women, children, older persons, persons with disabilities, indigenous peoples and local communities; Invites the Secretary-General, with the support of UN-Water, to take appropriate steps within available resources to plan and organize activities for the Decade at the global, regional and country levels, taking into account the outcome of the International Decade for Action on Water for life”,2005-2015, and the work of the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development and other relevant United Nations entities, as well as the High-level Panel on Water; Emphasizes the need for further steps to accelerate and progressively implement measures to mobilize funds for implementation, and encourages the development, dissemination, provision and transfer of environmentally sound technologies to developing countries on mutually agreed enabling terms, including on preferential and preferential terms, and enhancing international cooperation and interaction in research and innovation areas for the sustainable development of water resources at the local, national and regional levels, including through public-private partnerships and partnerships with the participation of many stakeholders and based on common interest and mutual benefit; Encourages the Secretary-General to continue efforts to promote stable and predictable mobilization of financial resources and technical assistance and to improve the efficiency and full utilization of available international financial resources for the effective implementation of the water-related sustainable development goals and targets; Requests the Secretary-General, with the support of UN-Water, the specialized agencies, regional commissions and other entities of the United Nations system, and taking into account the provisions contained in the annex to Economic and Social Council resolution 1989/84, promote the implementation of the Decade in cooperation with Governments and other relevant stakeholders; Requests the President of the General Assembly to conduct a working dialogue during the seventy-first session to discuss enhancing the integration and coordination of work in the United Nations on water-related goals and targets under the sustainable development pillar, with particular emphasis on the Agenda for Sustainable Development for the period up to 2030, taking into account its integrated and indivisible nature, and a subsequent working dialogue to take stock of the discussions during the first dialogue and exchange views on the relevance of possible next steps and in this regard:
(a) Decides that the dialogues will be ad hoc, informal, inclusive, open and interactive and will involve countries, relevant regional and international organizations, relevant entities of the United Nations system, UN-Water and other relevant stakeholders ;
b) invites the President of the General Assembly to appoint, in connection with the dialogues, two co-chairs, one each from developed and developing countries, who will also prepare an informal summary of these dialogues;
c) Also invites the President of the General Assembly, in cooperation with the co-chairs, to prepare a concept note for the aforementioned dialogues, taking into account the work and processes in this area and bearing in mind the need to avoid duplication; Decides – in accordance with Economic and Social Council resolution 1989/94 – to review the implementation of the Decade at its seventy-seventh session and, in this regard, also decides to consider at its seventy-third session future procedures for the mid-term comprehensive review of the Decade; Encourages Member States, relevant United Nations bodies, specialized agencies, regional commissions and other organizations of the United Nations system, as well as other relevant partners, including the private sector, to contribute to the implementation of the International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018–2028 building on the momentum generated by the International Decade for Action “Water for Life” 2005-2015 to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.