ECLAC participated in the National Meeting of the Water for Life Dialogues, organized in the City of La Paz, Bolivia.
On March 14, the "National Meeting of the Water for Life Dialogues" 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 Live Well, in the perspective of the World Water Conference of the United Nations, based on 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 organized within the country.
On behalf of ECLAC, Dr Jeannette Sánchez, Director of ECLAC's Natural Resources Division, participated in the event and presented 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 regarding water availability, and highlighted the current gaps in access to drinking water and sanitation. Next, the Director emphazised 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 an Action Agenda for Water 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 following link you can access the recording of the session.