Governance , Regional Process , Regional Process
Water is among the major challenges of the 21st century. Human-induced climate change; rapid population growth and urbanization; deteriorating water quality and competition between its different uses, among others, are causes of growing tensions around this vital resource. At the same time, because it is so vital, water is also a key instrument for cooperation and, in the longer term, for peace. It is with this positive vision that fifteen countries from all around the world established together, in November 2015, the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace.
The mandate of the Panel was to make a set of recommendations aimed at preventing water-related conflicts and at making water an instrument of peace. After two years of work, the Panel has adopted its Report: “A Matter of Survival”. The Report strives to address the water challenge in an integrated and comprehensive manner.
This High-Level Panel “Blue Peace: From Recommendations to Action” will allow for the presentation of the Report, “A Matter of Survival”, by the President of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace, H.E. Dr. Danilo Türk, Former President of Slovenia. The Panel will count with keynote speeches from Ministers of different countries, followed by a debate with Members of the Panel and representatives of civil society.
Geneva Water Hub, Switzerland