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Adoption of the resolution “International Decade for Action, "Water for Life", 2005-2015, and further efforts to achieve the sustainable development of water resources”

On 19 December 2014 the United Nations General Assembly has adopted by consensus a resolution entitled “International Decade for Action, "Water for Life", 2005-2015, and further efforts to achieve the sustainable development of water resources”. The resolution was drafted and submitted by Tajikistan to the UN General Assembly under the Agenda item 19 entitled “Sustainable development”.

It is worth mentioning that this resolution, as the previous initiatives by Tajikistan, has been widely supported at the UN General Assembly and more than fifty UN Member States, including Afghanistan, Algeria, Armenia, Australia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, China, Croatia, Cuba, Eritrea, Finland, Georgia, Haiti, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Malaysia, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, New Zealand, Pakistan, Paraguay, Philippines, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Republic of Moldova, Russian Federation, Senegal, Seychelles, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Switzerland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Venezuela, Yemen have become the co-sponsors of the resolution.

According to the resolution for the purposes of comprehensive review of the implementation of the International Decade for Action 'Water for life' 2005-2015, and further efforts to achieve the sustainable development of water resources there are envisaged the convening of the two important events, one in New York (High-level interactive dialogue of the sixty-ninth session of the General Assembly in March 2015), and another one in Dushanbe (High-level international conference on the implementation of the International Decade in June 2015).

The resolution “International Decade for Action, "Water for Life", 2005-2015, and further efforts to achieve the sustainable development of water resources” is the continuation of the initiatives of Tajikistan at the global level on the sustainable management of water resources.

The adoption of the resolution by consensus reaffirms the fact that water initiatives by Tajikistan are of global importance and are widely supported by the UN Member States.

 

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