Published on: March 6, 2023

UN Water Conference 2023

UN Water Conference 2023

Why in news? The United Nations (UN) 2023 Water Conference to be held in New York City is being eyed as a platform to raise awareness, define a roadmap and advance the water agenda.


  • The UN will be organising it with support from the governments of Tajikistan and the Netherlands, coincides on World water Day 2023
  • The 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).
  • It aims to raise awareness on the global water crisis and decide on concerted action to achieve the internationally agreed water-related goals and targets.
  • UNDESA serves as the secretariat supported by UN water

Five interactive dialogues

  • The conference will have five interactive dialogues that will entail health, sustainable development, climate, resilience and environment as well as cooperation.

Water Action Decade

  • Member states and relevant stakeholders will submit voluntary commitments, also known as the Water Action Agenda, at the conference.
  • It will provide an avenue through which continued and hopefully accelerated progress can be made in achieving the objectives of the decade, SDG 6.
  • The year 2023 is not only the middle of the decade but also the middle point of the 2030 Agenda.
  • State of the progress towards the SDGs in the first seven years of the 2030 agenda period is closely related to the progress towards the decade’s objectives.