The Prepcom conference will be organized by the Government of the Republic of Tajikistan and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA) in cooperation with UN‐Water, UNDP Office in Dushanbe and the South‐South News.
The objective of the Dushanbe conference is to discuss current issues and challenges in water cooperation that will be later included in the concept note and the programme of the thematic session on water cooperation in the framework of the Conference Rio+20. The Outcome of the Dushanbe conference, as well as the application on behalf of the Government of Tajikistan will be submitted to the Secretariat of the Conference Rio+20 before 1 November 2011.
In case of inclusion of the thematic session on water cooperation in the programme of the Conference Rio+20, the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Tajikistan to the United Nations will hold consultative meetings at the UN headquarters in order to consider the programme of the thematic session, to discuss its draft outcome document and to establish a group of partners from the UN Member States (taking into account regional belongings) and the UN institutions to prepare and hold the thematic session at appropriate level.
THE MAIN GOALS OF THE PREPCOM CONFERENCE
To discuss different aspects of strengthening cooperation and dialogue to resolve current water issues, towards achieving the MDGs and IADGs and their further inclusion to the program of the thematic session within the framework of the RIO+20 Conference;
To demonstrate best practices in deferent regions of the world in water cooperation among water users at local and national levels, in improving access to safe drinking water and sanitation, and in promoting rational use of water resources for development and environmental protection;
Preparation of concrete recommendation on effective approaches and mechanisms towards joint use of water resources in transboundary basins of rivers, aquifers and lakes, and the draft outcome document of the thematic session within the framework of the RIO+20 Conference;