The Water Thematic Consultation has been facilitated by UN-Water, co-led by UNDESA and UNICEF, and co-hosted by Jordan, Liberia, Mozambique, Netherlands and Switzerland. Partners have encouraged stakeholders from around the world to take stock of the lessons learnt from the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and to formulate the key global challenges in water to inform the post-2015 development framework in ways that are measurable, inter-generational, pragmatic, and rest on the smart and equitable use of water.
An online, web-based dialogue welcomed all stakeholders to offer a diverse perspective from fresh angles, including academia, civil society, end users, youth groups, and the private sector. Countless e-discussions, online surveys, live video feeds and Q&A sessions have empowered newer and younger voices to address priority issues with a special emphasis on inequalities in the field of water. Beyond the online platforms for discussion, the water consultation has enabled complementary face-to-face dialogues in Monrovia, Liberia; Tunis, Tunisia; Geneva, Switzerland; Mumbai, India and linked up to several other meetings taking place in the context of the consultation. The conversations culminated in a High-Level Meeting on World Water Day in The Hague to round up discussions and sharpen key messages to be taken forward over the summer in the different processes shaping the emerging development framework.
A synthesis report (available below) has been prepared and attempts to synthesize the various components that went into this consultation including the preparations for the online discussions, the web-based dialogue and face to face meetings.
The Water Thematic Consultation Report