World Water Day pivot event

Leaving no one behind

Launch of the UN World Water Development Report and commemoration of World Water Day
19 March 2019 · 16:00-17:30, Room XVI Palais des Nations, Geneva, Switzerland.
    Commemorating World Water Day, a pivot event will be hosted at the Palais des Nations, home of the United Nations Office at Geneva. During the event, the United Nations World Water Development Report 2019 will be launched and the winner of the Stockholm Water Prize announced.
      Program for download
      Follow the event live at 4pm CET through United Nations web TV.  
Master of Ceremony
  • Dr Maria Neira, Director, Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organisation
  • Mr Olcay Ünver, Vice-Chair, UN-Water
Opening remarks
  • Ms Michelle Bachelet, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Mr George Okoth-Obbo, Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
  • HRH Princess Sumaya bint El Hassan of Jordan, UNESCO Special Envoy for Science for Peace
  • H.E.Ms Emanuela Del Re, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, Italy
    Keynote speech
  • Ms Maya Ghazal, advocate for refugee rights
Launch of the UN World Water Development Report
  • Mr Stefan Uhlenbrook, Coordinator, UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme
  • Photo opportunity
Panel discussion
  • Mr Leo Heller, Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation
  • Ms Vanessa Godat Fakhry, Responsible of “Solidarité Internationale Eau” at the City of Lausanne
  • Loïc Voisin, Senior Executive Vice President, Suez
Announcement of the winner of the Stockholm Water Prize
  • Mr Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, Stockholm International Water Institute
Closing remarks
  • H.E. Ambassador Michael Freiherr von Ungern-Sternberg, Germany
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Event info
Start date: March 19, 2019
End date: March 19, 2019
Organization: UN-Water

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