On March 14, the “National Meeting of Dialogues on Water for Life” was organized in the City of La Paz, where it sought to present the position of the Plurinational State of Bolivia regarding water for life, integral development in the framework of Living Well, in perspective of the United Nations World Water Conference, built on the basis of the collective participation of all those involved to achieve the objectives in the public management of water and sanitation. The meeting was the closure of several previous participatory events that had been organized within the country.
On behalf of ECLAC, Dr. Jeannette Sánchez, Director of ECLAC’s Natural Resources Division, participated in the event and offered a few words on the Latin American context on water issues and the main results of the Regional Water Dialogues for Latin America and the Caribbean 2023. The doctor began by presenting the current situation and challenges that the region faces in terms of water availability, and highlighted the current gaps in access to drinking water and sanitation. Next, the Director highlighted the high call for the Regional Water Dialogues and the importance of the event in the preparatory process for the 2023 UN Water Conference for the entire region. Ms. Sánchez highlighted the main result of the Regional Dialogues, which was the joint development of a Water Action Agenda for Latin America and the Caribbean, which included the main voluntary commitments expressed by the countries, civil society and institutions and regional organizations during the event. To close, the doctor emphasized that the Regional Water Action Agenda aligns and reinforces several previous treaties, agreements and strategies on water management and constitutes a call to action to mobilize all available political, technical and financial resources in and for the Latin American and Caribbean region.
In the next bond You can access the recording of the session.