Dushanbe to host key water conference
AFP PhotoA high level international conference on the implementation of the International Decade for Action “Water for Life”, 2005-2015 will be held between June 9 and 11 in Tajikistan’s Dushanbe.
The Conference secretariat said in a press statement on May 26 that a total of 72 delegations of the U.N. member States, including at the level of prime minister, deputy prime ministers, as well as foreign ministers and ministers of water resources and irrigation, have confirmed participation in the event. More than 50 international and regional organizations are also expected to meet at the conference, where further efforts to achieve the sustainable development of water resources will be discussed.
Ban Ki-Moon, the UN Secretary-General, is also scheduled to participate in the event.
The conference program will include a variety of activities, including plenary and thematic sessions, sessions on regional perspectives, an exhibition and a tour.