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Post-2015 Policy & Practice
High-Level Consultation on Water in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

21-22 March 2013 | The Hague, Netherlands
Summary Highlights for the Meeting
Highlights for Thursday, 21 March 2013
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The High-Level Consultation on Water in the Post-2015 Development Agenda opened on Thursday, 21 March, with a Multi-Stakeholder Dialogue on Water in the Post-2015 Agenda: Presentation and Discussion of the Results of the Global Thematic Consultation on Water, hosted by the Netherlands. HRH Willem-Alexander, The Prince of Orange, the Netherlands and Chair, UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB), and Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, Chair, High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda, opened the dialogue. The main outcomes of the Thematic Consultations on Water, under the streams of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), Water Resources Management (WRM), and Wastewater Management and Water Quality (WWMWQ) were then briefly presented.

The process then broke into roundtables for discussions on the draft “Advanced Summary of Synthesis Report” of the Post-2015 Water Thematic Consultation and the draft “Wake Up Call,” developed through a Dutch initiative. The morning roundtable discussed the interlinkages between water and poverty reduction and sustainability. The afternoon roundtable focused on water, development and inclusive finance for WASH, WRM and WWMWQ. Outcomes of these roundtables were then fed back the Outcome Document for the Post-2015 Water Thematic Consultation, as well as into the Dutch "Wake-Up Call on Water," which was presented at the end of the day by Youth.

View of the World Forum, venue of the meeting
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia and H.R.H. the Prince of Orange, Crown Prince of the Netherlands and Chair of UNSGAB, arriving to the meeting.
Opening Session
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Todoroki Wadaiko, Japanese drums, Germany, opened the meeting.
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From L-R: Moderators Paul Hohnen, Brigitte van Baren and Ama van Dantzig
H.R.H. the Prince of Orange, Crown Prince of the Netherlands and Chair of UNSGAB
Moderator Paul Hohnen
Moderator Ama van Dantzig
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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia
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Melanie Schultz van Haegen, Minister of Infrastructure and the Environment, the Netherlands
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Room view during the opening session.
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From L-R: Bert Diphoorn, Director for Human Settlements and Financing Division of UN-Habitat; Yoka Brandt, Deputy Executive Director for External Affairs (UNICEF); Sven Alkalaj, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE); and Moderator Paul Hohnen
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Sven Alkalaj, Executive Secretary, UNECE answering a question posed by Moderator Paul Hohnen.
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Bernard Wientjes, President, Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers
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Kitty van der Heijden, Ambassador for Sustainable Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
Round Table Dialogues
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Lindar Otieno, Kenyatta University, Kenya
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Francesca Bernardini, UNECE
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Patrick Nickisch, United Religions Initiative
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Rejoice Mabudafhasi, Deputy Minister of Water and Environmental Affairs of the Republic, South Africa
 Patti Londoño, Vice Minister for Multilateral Affairs, Colombia
Nafisa Barot, Director of Utthan, India
Musical performance by Neda Boin and Dr Rum during the break between Round Table Dialogues.
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Onno Ruding, the Netherlands
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Roy Torkelson, United Nations Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation
Highlights for Friday, 22 March 2013

The High-Level Consultation on Water in the Post-2015 Development Agenda jointly convened on Friday 22 March with the celebrations of World Water Day on the theme of water cooperation. The morning began with an opening session on water cooperation, including the presentation of the “Water for Life” UN-Water Best Practices Award and a keynote speech by HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal, Jordan. Four breakout sessions then convened on the themes: water cooperation is key to poverty eradication, social equity and gender equality; water cooperation creates economic benefits; water cooperation helps preserve water resources and protect the environment; and water cooperation builds peace.

The afternoon began with presentations by rapporteurs of the breakout groups of key challenges, solutions and actions for water cooperation. HRH Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, the Netherlands and Chair of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB) then presented a keynote speech. This was followed by convening of the High-Level Forum on the Global Thematic Consultation, which discussed the outcomes of the Post-2015 Global Thematic Consultation on Water. The forum then endorsed the outcome for forwarding to the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda (HLP) and the UN Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals.

This was followed by a live link-up with the UN General Assembly Interactive Dialogue on Water Cooperation, taking place at UN Headquarters in New York. Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, the Netherlands, made a concluding speech. She also presented the outcome documents to Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, and Co-Chair, HLP, Enikö Györi, Minister of State for EU Affairs, Hungary, and Rahmat Bobokalonov, Minister of Land Reclamation and Water Resources, Tajikistan, who will carry forward this message to other major fora, including the HLP, the Dushanbe Water Conference and the Budapest Water Summit. Following a presentation on the Budapest Water Summit, Youth brought the day to a close with the launch of “Walking for Water International,” calling on leaders “not just to talk, but to take the walk.”

The day was closed at 4:16pm. Return to this webpage on Monday, 25 March, for the IISD-RS Summary of the High-Level Consultation on Water in the Post-2015 Development.

View of the World Forum, venue of the meeting
Todoroki Wadaiko, Japanese drums, Germany, opened the meeting.
Opening Session
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Kitty van der Heijden, Ambassador for Sustainable Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Netherlands
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Video message of Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations
Irina Bokova, Director-General, United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
Dámaso de Lario, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Spain
Jozias van Aartsen, Mayor, The Hague, the Netherlands
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Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General, World Meteorological Organization (WMO), and Chair, UN-Water
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HRH Prince El Hassan Bin Talal, Jordan
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Didier Burkhalter, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Switzerland
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Moderator Paul Hohnen
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Award ceremony “Water for Life” UN-Water Best Practices Award
 
Afternoon Session
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From L-R: Moderator Bai-Mass Taal, Executive Secretary, AMCOW; Michel Jarraud, Secretary-General, WMO, and Chair, UN-Water; HRH Prince El Hassan Bin Talal, Jordan; Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, and Co-Chair, HLP; HRH Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, the Netherlands, and Chair, UNSGAB; Paul Polman, CEO, Unilever, and Member, HLP; Francisco Pereira, Vice Minister of Public Works, Mozambique; Betty Maina, CEO, Kenyan Association of Manufacturers, and Member, HLP; and Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO
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Moderator Bai-Mass Taal, Executive Secretary, AMCOW
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HRH Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, the Netherlands, and Chair, UNSGAB, and HRH Prince El Hassan Bin Talal, Jordan
HRH Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, the Netherlands, and Chair, UNSGAB
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, and Co-Chair, HLP
Betty Maina, CEO, Kenyan Association of Manufacturers, and Member, HLP
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Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, the Netherlands
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Interactive live videolink between the High Level Forum in the Hague and the High-Level Interactive Dialogue on Water Cooperation in New York (with UNSG Ban Ki-moon and the President of the UN General Assembly, among others).
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Enikő Győri, Minister of State for EU Affairs, Hungary
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Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, the Netherlands (left) looks on as the endorsed outcome of the Global Thematic Consultation on Water in the Post-2015 Development Agenda is presented to Rahmat Bobokalonov, Minister of Land Reclamation and Water Resources, Tajikistan, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, President of Liberia, and Co-Chair of HLP and Enikö Györi, Minister of State for EU Affairs, Hungary.
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Sjef Ernes, Aqua for All
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Launch of "Walking for Water International"
Funding for coverage of this meeting has been provided by the
Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
SDC
Related Links
Session resources

*Post 2015 Water Thematic Consultation

*Agenda Day 1

*Agenda Day 2

*UN World Water Day 2013

IISD RS resources

*IISD RS coverage of the Leadership Meeting on Environmental Sustainability in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, 18-19 March 2013, San José, Costa Rica

*IISD RS coverage of the High-Level Meeting of the Global Thematic Consultation on Conflict, Violence and Disaster in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, 13 March 2013, Helsinki, Finland

*IISD RS summary report of the Global Leadership Meeting on Population Dynamics in the Context of the Post-2015 Development Agenda, 12-13 March 2013, Dhaka, Bangladesh (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS summary report of the Final Meeting of the Post-2015 Thematic Consultation on Governance, 28 February - 1 March 2013, Midrand, South Africa (HTML - PDF)

*IISD RS coverage of the Post-2015 Development Agenda Consultation on Water: Water Resources Management and Wastewater Management and Water Quality, 27-28 February 2013, Geneva, Switzerland

*IISD RS summary report of the Public Dialogue and Leadership Meeting on Addressing Inequalities in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, 18-19 February 2013, Copenhagen, Denmark (HTML - PDF)

*Water-L - A news and announcement list on water policy issues

*Water Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Post-2015 Development Agenda Activities

*POST2015-L - A mailing list focused on internationally-relevant activities related to setting the post-2015 development agenda

*Post-2015 Policy & Practice - A Knowledgebase of UN and Intergovernmental Post-2015 Development Agenda Activities
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