37th UN-Water Meeting

5–6 December 2022 | Paris, France


Delegates were hopeful their collaborative efforts would garner the momentum needed to bring SDG 6 to the fore, as “the poorest and most vulnerable cannot wait any longer for water and sanitation to transform their lives."

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The 37th UN-Water Meeting will bring together representatives from UN-Water Members and Partners to advance progress on Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 (clean water and sanitation).  

During the open session of the meeting, UN-Water Members, Partners with special status, Partners, and Observers will discuss and coordinate opportunities for their respective organizations. Agenda items include:

  • preparations for the UN 2023 Water Conference;
  • the SDG 6 Capacity Development Initiative;
  • “activating” the Water Action Agenda; and
  • SDG 6 global monitoring.

In addition, interactive discussions will be held on the themes “Water for Health,” “Water for Development,” “Water for Climate, Resilience and Development,” and “Water for Cooperation.”

The open session of the 37th UN-Water Meeting will take place at UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Headquarters in Paris, France, on 5-6 December 2022. On the afternoon of the second day, representatives from UN-Water Members and Partners with special status will convene for a closed session focused on UN-Water procedural matters.

UN-Water plays a coordinating role within the UN, to ensure that the UN family “delivers as one” in response to water-related challenges. The overarching focus of UN-Water is to support UN Member States to sustainably manage water and sanitation.

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