UN 2023 Water Conference


UN 2023 Water Conference

22 March 2023 to 24 March 2023

Water is a dealmaker for Sustainable Development Goals and the health and prosperity of people and the planet. But our progress on water-related goals and targets remains alarmingly off track, jeopardizing the entire sustainable development agenda.

The UN 2023 Water Conference in March must result in a bold Water Action Agenda that gives our world's lifeblood the commitment it deserves. (Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations).

The Asian Development Bank will be co-convening, partnering, and speaking at over four dozen side events and sessions at the UN Headquarters in New York. We reaffirm our commitments to achieving inclusive, sustainable, and resilient water security in Asia and the Pacific for 2030 and beyond.

ADB’s commitments:

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
22 Mar 2023 Accelerating Women’s Inclusion in Water
UN Headquarters Water insecurity disproportionately affects women and girls, in terms of the likelihood of food insecurity, personal safety...
22 Mar 2023 Building Post-flood Resilience in Pakistan through Integrated Flood Risk Management
This virtual session highlighted and featured ongoing developments towards integrated approaches to flood risk management in Pakistan post-2022 floods...
22 Mar 2023 Resilient Rivers to Healthy Coasts for People and the Planet: an Integrated River Basin Management Approach
Rivers, their basins, and coastal zones face unparalleled pressures to continue providing sustainable benefits to maintain human welfare and support a...


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