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27th UN-Water Meeting

25-26 August 2017 | Stockholm, Sweden

Highlights for Friday, 25 August 2017

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Vladimir Smakhtin, Director, UNU-INWEH, presented the proposal to establish a new UN-Water Task Force on Unconventional Water Resources

UN-Water The 27th UN-Water Meeting opened on Friday morning, 25 August 2018, in Stockholm, Sweden. The two-day meeting is taking place immediately prior to the World Water Week, which takes place annually in Stockholm.

During the morning, UN-Water Members and Partners with Special Status engaged in discussions on agenda items including: UN-Water governance and other internal reports; implementation of past decisions; UN-Water partnership applications; UN-Water Inter-Agency Trust Fund status; consideration of views of Members to identify the conditions that would enable UN-Water to engage with and receive funds from the private sector; and discussion on the Expert Group Terms of Reference prepared by the Task Force on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The UN-Water Members and Partners with Special Status were joined in the afternoon by UN-Water Partners. Agenda items discussed during the second half of the day included: report on the fourth meeting of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace; discussion on the draft Input to the Action Plan for the “International Decade for Action – Water for Sustainable Development” 2018 - 2028; presentation on the UN-Water and International Institute for Sustainable Development SDG Knowledge Hub partnership; a proposal for a task force on unconventional uses of water; and Groundwater Overview: Making the Invisible Visible.

IISD Reporting Services, through its ENB+ Meeting Coverage, provided daily web updates from the 27th UN-Water Meeting. In addition, IISD Reporting Services has published a summary report of the meeting in HTML and PDF format.

Lynn Wagner, IISD, presented on the IISD-UN-Water partnership through the SDG Knowledge Hub and IISD’s Reporting Services
Lynn Wagner, IISD, highlighted that IISD has been reporting on global sustainable development negotiations since the Rio Earth Summit in 1992
Participants considered establishing a task force to consider unconventional water sources
Participants network during a break
Participants gathered at the Moderna Museet for dinner and enjoyed a view of the water and the Nordiska Museet
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