5th UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters

The 5th UN Special Thematic Session on Water and Disasters takes place on 25 June. The event is a high-level global event around the issue of water and disasters, where representatives of member states and other stakeholders discuss the theme as a critical element of achieving sustainable development. GWP Chair Howard Bamsey will be one of the panelists in the closing session.

The event is held under the title of “Building Back Better towards More Resilient and Sustainable Post-COVID-19 World” with Hungary, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, Republic of Korea, Tajikistan, High-Level Experts and Leaders Panel on Water and Disasters (HELP) and National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) of Japan as co-hosts.

The event will focus on sharing experience and promoting actions to realize a more sustainable, resilient and climate adaptive post-COVID-19 world based on the lessons learned from the pandemic. It will also provide a concrete step towards acceleration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other globally agreed agendas to be back on track under and post-COVID-19 by providing with useful lessons, innovative ideas, and common understandings.

The full agenda is available here.

To register for the event, please complete this form by Friday 18 June.