Closing Ceremony of the International Year of Water Cooperation

When, local time: 
Thursday, 5 December 2013 - 9:00am to Friday, 6 December 2013 - 4:00pm
Where: 
Mexico, Mexico
Type of Event: 
Contact: 
Barbara Kavuma Lwanga (tel: +33 1 45 68 39 97; e-mail: b.lwanga(at)unesco.org), Ros Wright (tel: +33 1 45 68 39 11; e-mail: r.wright(at)unesco.org, fax: + 33 1 45 68 58 11

The Closing Ceremony of the 2013 International Year of Water Cooperation, will take place 5-6 December in Mexico City (Mexico). This ceremony will provide a synthesis of the major achievements of the International Year, explore modalities to further foster water cooperation and set the agenda for the follow-up of the International Year. Among many of the goals achieved, the Year has been a means of strengthening the dialogue and cooperation with key stakeholders, at all levels.

UN-Water at its 19th Session (Stockholm, 29 –31 August 2013) has welcomed the offer of the Government of Mexico to host the Closing Ceremony of the International Year of Water Cooperation. This event is the last milestone of the Year and closes officially the celebrations; however, it will be an occasion to look ahead to the future we want.

The Closing Ceremony is organized by UNESCO on behalf of UN-Water with the support of the Government of Mexico through the National Water Commission (CONAGUA). The Ceremony includes high level panels on the global perspectives of water security and cooperation, on the milestone events and on UN activities that took place during the Year.

Round tables discussions on the key messages of the International Year will be held and the ceremony will be concluded with the spotlight on the way ahead, including a focus on water in the preparations for the post-2015 Development Agenda.

Those interested in participating can register online by 28 November 2013. An information package with details of logistics will be then provided.