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13 September, 2013
13:00 - 16:00
Room XXI, UN building, Geneva, Palais des Nations, 1202 Geneva Join us

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UPDATE: Press release on the outcomes of the Side-Event available here


High Level Segment (13:10 – 14:20)

13: 10-13:20 Welcome and Opening

  • Dr Marcel Szabó, Deputy Commissioner for Fundamental Rights, Hungary
  • Mr Jean Benoit Charrin, Executive Director, WaterLex

13:20-13:30 The UN year of International Water Cooperation and Water in the Post-2015 Agenda

  • Opening address and facilitation: Mr. Michel Jarraud – Chair to UN Water and Secretary
  • General of the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO)

13:30-13:45 Update on the debate on water in the post 2015 Agenda

  • Mr Manuel Thurnhofer, Water Initiatives Division, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation
  • Mr Dick van Ginhoven, Senior Water and Sanitation Advisor, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

13:45-14:00 The Human Right to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation
in the Post-2015 agenda

  • Ambassador Laura Dupuy, Permanent Representative of Uruguay to the UN at Geneva, on behalf of the Blue Group
  • Video message from Catarina de Albuquerque, UN SR on Water and Sanitation

14:00-14:10 Water and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

  • Mr Francisco Toral, General Director of Human Rights, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Ecuador

14:10-14:20 One process, one set of goals, a water goal (NGO joint declaration)

  • Ms Maggie White Chair of the Butterfly Effect (NGO network)

Official State Interventions from the event co-sponsors (2 min each)

From Policy to Practice – IGO and NGO perspectives (14:40 – 16:00)

14:40-14:50 UNDP – Introducing the Global Water Solidarity Platform / ART

  • Mr Yvan Draganic , Program specialist UNDP office in Geneva

14:50-15:00 UNECE – Introducing the Balance Score Card

  • Ms Chantal Demilecamp, Environmental affairs officer, UNECE Environment Division

15:10 -15:20 IUCN – BRIDGE program

  • Mr Mark Smith, Director of the Global Water Programme

15:20 – 15:30 WaterAid – Operationalising HRWS through enhanced monitoring and accountability

  • Mr Tom Slaymaker, Deputy Head of Policy WaterAid and Chair of JM post-2015 Working Group on Water

15:30 – 15:40 ONGAWA – Good Practices from Nicaragua & Mozambique

  • Ms Maria del Mar Rivero, Director International Cooperation at ONGAWA

15:40 Q&A

Expected to end at 16:00

Side-Event Flyer
Butterfly Effect CSOs Declaration
WaterLex Side-Event Concept Note