On 20 May 2015 at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs there was held a briefing for the heads and representatives of the diplomatic missions and international organization on the preparatory process for the High Level International Conference on the implementation of the International Decade for Action “Water for Life”, 2005-2015 to be held on 9-11 June 2015 in Dushanbe.
It was mentioned that the Conference would be organized in accordance with the UN General Assembly resolution of 19 December 2014, entitled “International Decade for Action, “Water for Life”, 2005–2015, and further efforts to achieve the sustainable development of water resources.”
It was particularly highlighted that the UN Secretary-General, His Excellency Mr. Ban Ki-moon will attend the Dushanbe Conference, which confirms the importance of this international event for the United Nations and the entire international community, especially in light of the development and adoption of sustainable development goals, one of which is sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
It was noted that the Conference secretariat has received confirmation of participation of about 72 delegations of the UN Member States, including at the level of Prime Minister, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Ministers and Ministers of Water Resources and Irrigation.
Among other institutions and specialized agencies of the United Nations as of today such organizations as Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), UNESCO, the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), UN-Water, UN-Women, UNEP, UNU, UN-HABITAT, ISDR, etc. have confirmed their participation.
The Secretariat has also received confirmation of the participation of UN Regional Commissions – UNECE, UNECA, UNESCAP.
From the international and regional financial institutions the World Bank, the Islamic Development Bank, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Eurasian Development Bank will participate at the Conference.
Thus, as of today the Secretariat of the Conference has the confirmation of participation from more than 50 international and regional organizations.
The total number of registered participants for today is about 750 people representing all regions of the world.