Elevating Critical Voices in Water Diplomacy

March 22, 2023 3:30 pm — 4:45 pm
UN Headquarters Side Event Room A (New York, NY)

The Women in Water Diplomacy Network and partners will host an official side event at the 2023 UN Water Conference on Wednesday, March 22, 2023, from 3:30-4:45 ET in UN Headquarters Side Event Room A.

This event elevates the critical importance of inclusive water diplomacy processes with focus on the linkages between women, water, peace, and security and the essential value of water to peace and human security.

Elizabeth A. Koch, ELI Senior Manager, International Programs, and Process Support Lead for the Women in Water Diplomacy Network, will provide introductory remarks to the event, which will feature representatives from Finland, the United States, Botswana, the World Bank, the International Joint Commission, the Central Asian Regional Environment Center, the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe, and numerous members and partners of the Women in Water Diplomacy Network. This event is open to in-person participation by accredited delegates registered to attend the UN Water Conference.

For more information on the Women in Water Diplomacy Network, please see the Network's Global Strategy 'A Path Forward for Women, Water, Peace and Security' (PDF).

To read the Women in Water Diplomacy Network's commitment to the UN Water Action Decade, 'A Rising Tide,' please visit: A Rising Tide of support for women in water diplomacy.

This side event is organized by the Women in Water Diplomacy Network in partnership with the Red Dot Foundation, The Global Diplomacy Lab Secretariat at the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, The Zambezi Watercourse Commission (ZAMCOM); The Orange Senqu River Commission (ORASECOM); The International Joint Commission (IJC); UNDP Cap-Net; Central Asia Regional Environmental Center (CAREC); The UNESCO International Centre for Water Cooperation (ICWC); The Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI); The Environmental Law Institute (ELI); The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), The World Bank Equal Aqua, The Environmental Peacebuilding Association (EnPax); The Sudanese Youth for Water Parliament;  The Community of Women in Water – Latin America; Women Plus Water at the University of Saskatchewan; IHE Delft; The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy; and The University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center.