The President of the General Assembly appointed H.E. Ms Katalin Bogyay, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of Hungary and Mr Lukmon Isomatov, Head of Department of External Economic Cooperation at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan, as Co-Moderators of the working-level dialogue to discuss improving the integration and coordination of the work of the UN on the water-related goals and targets under sustainable development pillars, with particular emphasis on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and a subsequent working level dialogue to take a stock of the discussions at the first dialogue and exchange views on the relevance of possible next steps.

The first dialogue takes place on 22nd March, coinciding with the celebration of the World Water Day, and aims to identify current pressing gaps and challenges as well as appropriate recommendations. The second dialogue should offer the opportunity to take stock of the progress made and exchange views on possible next steps.  

The dialogue of 22 March will consist of an opening segment and Panel discussions that shall be informal, inclusive, open-ended and interactive, with the participation of Member States, representatives of the UN System, civil society, the private sector and other relevant stakeholders. The outcome of the dialogues is a Summary to be prepared by the Co-moderators.