Executive Committee of the International Fund
for saving the Aral Sea

Organization and holding of a side event within the framework of the UN 2023 Water Conference

The Executive Committee of IFAS and the World Bank with the support of the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan are organizing a High-level side event “Central Asia: Commitments for Water Action Agenda”, which will be held on 23 March 2023 in the UN Headquarters

The main objectives of the high-level side event are to demonstrate the solidarity of the region in jointly addressing water issues to achieve water-energy-food and environmental security in Central Asia in the context of climate change and other challenges, including via innovative, transformational, and action-oriented commitments at the regional and national levels.

The high-level side event also provides an opportunity to inform the participants of the Conference about the commitments made by the Central Asian region regarding the implementation of the Water Action Agenda as well as to announce the commitments and initiatives that will be implemented by the region by 2030.

The event is expected to be attended by high-level decision-makers from the Governments of Central Asia countries, the United Nations system, international financial institutions and development partners, other interested stakeholders including civil society organizations represented by local communities, youth representatives and women.