Irrigation: Egypt seeks to advance international efforts to confront water challenges

Irrigation: Egypt seeks to advance international efforts to confront water challenges
Irrigation: Egypt seeks to advance international efforts to confront water challenges

Prime Minister Dr. Mostafa Madbouly will deliver a speech at the high-level plenary session on the “United Nations Conference for the Mid-Term Comprehensive Review of the 2023 Water Decade” next Sunday, as part of the activities of the Fourth Cairo Water Week, which is scheduled to be held from (24-28) October.

The high-level plenary session will be attended by a selection of ministers from countries around the world, senior representatives of international organizations and UN institutions, leaders and experts, including Dr. Mohamed Abdel-Aty, Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation, Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan, Goodwill Ambassador for Science and Peace at UNESCO, and Dr. Rola Dashti, Under-Secretary of the United Nations. The United Nations and President of ESCWA, Gilbert Hongbo, President of the United Nations Water Authority, President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development, President of the World Water Council, Louis Zinnam, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, high-level officials from the FAO, and Ministers of Water in Arab and European countries And a number of current and former ministers and senior officials from Egypt and various countries of the world.

This high-level session is one of the most important preparatory stations for the United Nations Mid-Term Comprehensive Review Conference on Water, which is scheduled to be organized in March 2023. Egypt set the Cairo Water Week in its current and upcoming fourth sessions in October 2022 on the path of the UN Water Decade, and allocated a whole day to open a discussion A comprehensive expansion between various stakeholders from governments, civil society, experts, academics, women and youth, on various aspects of the “Water Decade 2018-2028” and the requirements of international cooperation in this regard, and providing inputs to the United Nations Water Conference in March 2023.

Abdel-Aty stated that Egypt seeks, through the course of the United Nations Water Decade, to advance international efforts aimed at confronting water challenges, and to enhance cross-border cooperation to achieve regional stability on the basis of mutual benefit and common interests.

Abdel-Aty added that the high-level plenary session will be followed by 4 specialized high-level sessions on “The State of Water in Arid Regions”, “Cooperation in the Fields of Water and Climate – Best Practices and Success Stories”, “Finance – Challenges and Opportunities”, “Innovation for Sustainable Management” for water resources.

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