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3rd World Water Forum: March 16-23, 2003
Kyoto, Shiga and Osaka, Japan

 

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During the closing of the Ministerial Conference, chaired by Japan's Deputy Foreign Minister Ichiro Fujisaki (right), Chairs of Ministerial Conference sub-groups presented their Summaries. Delegates then commented on the Chairs' Summaries, drawing attention to, inter alia: indigenous peoples' rights; the effects of climate change and armed conflict on water and ecosystems; gender issues; the need for financial assistance for sustainable water management and ecosystem protection in developing countries; an African initiative to create a framework to further develop agriculture to combat malnutrition and poverty; and the effect of HIV/AIDS on all areas of development, including the water sector. The Closing Plenary for the 3rd World Water Forum convened briefly in the afternoon. Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan was present and the winners of the Water Action Contest announced. The Forum was formally closed at 2:50 pm.


Ministerial Conference: Closing Plenary
 

Closing of the 3rd World Water Forum
Crown Prince Naruhito ofJapan enters the building for the Closing Plenary session of the Forum
Mahmoud Abu-Zeid, President of the World Water Council (left) and Ryutaro Hashimoto, Chairman of the National Steering Committee of 3rd World Water Forum
Koki Chuma, Japanese Vice-Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport

William Cosgrove, WWC, presented the three winners of the Water Action Contest, including: Gansu Research Institute for Water Conservancy, China; Technology Transfer Division, Bombas de Mecate, Nicaragua; and Voluntary Action for Development, Uganda. Hashimoto presented a prize of US$ 15,000 to the winners.



Press Conference with Japan's Deputy Foreign Minister Ichiro Fujisaki
 

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The Agenda

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The UN Works for Freshwater

Official site of the International Year of Freshwater

2nd World Water Forum

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