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Published on: 14/03/2023

The UN 2023 Water Conference will take place at UN Headquarters in New York, 22-24 March 2023, co-hosted by Tajikistan and the Netherlands. Water For People, Water For Good and IRC are joining the conference, representing the One For All Alliance, our passionate pursuit of water, sanitation, and hygiene service for all.

See the panels and sessions we're participating in—virtual and online.

Monday (20 March)Session titleSanitation and Water For All Steering Committee
Organisers: Sanitation and Water For All
Location: Millennium Hilton Hotel One UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017 - Diplomat Meeting Room.
Time: 8:30-17:00 EST
Tuesday (21 March)Session titleSanitation and Water For All Steering Committee
Organisers: Sanitation and Water For All
Location: Millennium Hilton Hotel One UN Plaza, New York, NY 10017 - Diplomat Meeting Room.
Time: 8:30-17:00 EST
 Session titleHolistic solutions to climate change: The role of finance and other new strategies in WASH It is urgent to increase the flow of climate finance to resilient WASH.
Organisers: Water For People,, iDE Global
Location: Virtual
Time: 11:00-12:00 EST | 16:00-1700 CET
Wednesday (22 March)Session titleHigh level Meeting on Presidential Compacts [invitation only]
Organisers: Government of the Netherlands, UNICEF, IRC and Sanitation and Water For All (SWA)
Location: Delegates Dining Room, UN Headquarters 4th floor
Time: 14:30-15:30 EST
 Session titleNature Hub - Unlocking the power of nature for water security: Adapting with Nature: A global call to action on nature-based solutions for water resilience [watch livestream]
Organisers: AGWA, TNC, GIZ, CEO Water Mandate, Forest Trends, Stanford University, Water for People, IISD
Location: Side Event: The Nature Hub (the TNC event) Apella 450 E 29th St, Floor 2, New York, NY 10016
Time: 14:00-15:15 EST | 10:00-20:25 CET
 Session titleSystems strengthening and leadership for sustainable water, sanitation and hygiene services for all [Registration form]
Organisers: National Directorate of Water and Sanitation (Mozambique), UNICEF, Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Maputo, SIDA, ENABEL, USAID, FCDO. Technical partners: UNICEF, IRC, SWA, SIWI
Location: Trusteeship Council Chamber, UNHQ
Time: 18:30-19:45 EST
 Session titleWater and Youth Participation in Governance
Organisers: UNICEF India & Youth4WaterPlus. Panellists from UNICEF, IRC (Arjen Naafs), Angul Collectorate (Odisha) & Sattvic Soul Foundation
Location: Virtual
Time: 20:30-21:30 IST | 11:00-12:00 EST | 16:00-17:00 CET
Thursday (23 March)Session title: Ministerial Roundtable: Achieving SDG6 in Eastern and Southern Africa– A Call for Systems Change [invitation only]
Organisers: World Bank, SWA. Participants: Sector Ministers from the African continent, World Bank staff, SWA leadership, and representatives of key development partners
Location: UN Foundation in New York City, at 320 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017, United States.
Time: 07:30-09:30 EST
 Session title: Mainstreaming market-based sanitation into government planning [register here]
Conveners: Ethiopian Federal Ministry of Health, USAID, and PSI (IRC is a partner)
Location: 730 Third Avenue, New York | Industrious Meeting Rooms 2C-D 
Time: 08:00-09:30 EST
 Session title: Roundtable on Supplementary Urban Water Service Providers – A Game Changer for Meeting the SDGs
Organisers: World Bank - Global Water Security & Sanitation Partnership (GWSP). Panellists include Kate Harawa, Director of Influence and Scale (Malawi)
Location: Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza Hotel, Riverview Room, Floor 28 and Virtual [Zoom registration]
Time: 10:30-12:20 EST | 15:30-17:30 CET
 Session titleWater Finance Coalition: Public Development Banks committed to Water Security [invitation only]
Location: 10th floor conference at the UNICEF HQ
Time: 14:00-15:30 EST
 Session titleUptime Global Results-based funding to secure corporate resources for SDG6.1
Organisers: Uptime Global, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, University of Oxford - Smith School, UN Global Compact. Representatives from: Apple, Ikea (Germany), share, Safe Water Network, Kenya Water Services Maintenance Trust Fund
Location: UN Global Compact - 685 3rd Avenue, Floor 12
Time: 15:30-17:00 EST
Friday (24 March)Session titleUganda's response to Conflict and Climate Change Induced Migration through improved Water Services and Water Security [Watch live on UN Water Channel]
Organisers: Uganda Ministry of Water (Uganda), UNHCR, Stichting Deltares, IOM, UNICEF, GIZ, Waer For People, World Bank
Location: Conference Room 6, UNHQ, New York, WHO
Time: 14:00-15:15 EST
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