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Event MEP Public session on UN World Water Development Report: "Leaving no one behind"

The MEP Water Group and the World Water Assessment Programme of UNESCO are co-organising a public session on the new UN World Water Development Report: “Leaving no one behind: sustainable water management and governance from a European perspective”. The event will take place on the 3rd of April from 16h30 to 18h30 at the European Parliament in Brussels (room JAN 6 Q 2).

The 2019 edition of the UN World Water Development Report seeks to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, how improved water resources management and access to safe water and sanitation for all is essential for eradicating poverty, building peaceful and prosperous societies, and ensuring that ‘no one is left behind’ on the path towards sustainable development.

Access to safe, affordable and reliable drinking water and sanitation services are basic human rights, as they are indispensable to sustaining healthy livelihoods and maintaining people’s dignity. Sustainable Development Goal 6 is crystal clear: water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind.

Exclusion, discrimination, entrenched power asymmetries, poverty and material inequalities are among the main obstacles to fulfilling the human rights to water and sanitation and achieving the water-related goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The main policy messages and findings from the report will be presented during the public session, followed by a high-level panel discussion.

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Event type Conference
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Geographical coverage Belgium,
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Organizer MEP Water Group & UNESCO
Target audience Euro
Period 03/04/2019
Status Confirmed
Working language(s) ENGLISH