The High Level International Conference on Water Cooperation was held on 20-21-Aug-2013 in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan. The Government of tajikistan convened the Conference according to the General Assembly Resolution A/67/204 "Implementation of the International Year of Water Cooperation, 2013", adopted on 21-Dec-2012. The purpose of the Conference, as it proceeded from the title, was to promote dialogue and mutual understanding and to strengthen the partnership and cooperation on water issues among all stakeholders at all levels.

The High-Level International Conference on Water Cooperation in Dushanbe was an important step in the development and strengthening the water cooperation through mobilizing all stakeholders' efforts in achievement of the internationally agreed goals on water.

As it was pointed out at the UN Conference on Sustainable Development Rio+20, developing water cooperation jointly with the strengthening the partnership in other areas would create a strong platform for sustainable development and "green" growth.