Nataliya Nikiforova
UNECE
Ensuring implementation of the Water-related
SDGs through the Existing Regional Platforms
(UNECE...
6 essential elements for delivering SDGs
Development of the Post-2015 Sustainable
Development Agenda
Process
 Unprecedent...
Water-related challenges in UNECE Region
UNECE – United Nations Economic Commission for
Europe but what is Europe?
 Not o...
Presentations and Panel Discussion
Describing the potential role to be played by the existing regional platforms to
suppor...
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UNECE Session: Nataliya Nikiforova, UNECE, 15th January UN Water Zaragoza Conference 2015

Nataliya Nikiforova, UNECE Special Regional Session: Implementing the water related SDGs in the UNECE region
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Transcripts - UNECE Session: Nataliya Nikiforova, UNECE, 15th January UN Water Zaragoza Conference 2015

  • 1. Nataliya Nikiforova UNECE Ensuring implementation of the Water-related SDGs through the Existing Regional Platforms (UNECE Region) Overview presentation
  • 2. 6 essential elements for delivering SDGs Development of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda Process  Unprecedented global consultations  High-level panels  UN Global Compact  Regional Commissions  other inputs  Open Working Group 17 Goals Goal 6 : Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all …and other water-related goals Way forward  2015 - year for global action: Member States to negotiate final parameters of post-2015 agenda  Mobilizing implementation means (legal frameworks, financing, technology, capacity building)  Data collection, monitoring, evaluation and reporting
  • 3. Water-related challenges in UNECE Region UNECE – United Nations Economic Commission for Europe but what is Europe?  Not only European Union, but includes all ex-Soviet Union countries  Not a peaceful continent  Not a homogeneous continent in terms of economic development  Not a water-problem free continent •Population growth •Competing uses •Uneven economic development •Disparities in access •Lack of capacity •Collecting and monitoring data •Disaster risks •Conflicts over water resources … •Institutional and legal cooperation frameworks •Nexus approach – water, food, energy, ecosystems •Integrated water resources management •Human right to water and sanitation •Harmonized systems for reporting and monitoring … Existing and Future Challenges and Possible Tools
  • 4. Presentations and Panel Discussion Describing the potential role to be played by the existing regional platforms to support the implementation of SDGs at different levels:  UNECE Water Convention: from regional to global instrument, and its implementation on the ground (Minna Hanski, Ministerial Adviser, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry of Finland)  Reporting under the Protocol on Water and Health and the EU Directives (Luis Simas, Portuguese Water and Waste Services Regulation Authority (ERSAR))  Cooperation mechanisms in Central Asia: achievements and challenges (Iskandar Abdullaev, Executive Director, Regional Environmental Center for Central Asia (CAREC))  Intersectoral cooperation to support implementation of SDGs at basin level (Raimund Mair, International Commission for the Protection of the Danube River )

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