Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation, Senator Matthew Samuda left the island Tuesday to attend the United Nations 2023 Water Conference in New York.
During the Conference, scheduled for March 22-24, Samuda will deliver Jamaica’s statement in the first plenary session.
Additionally, Minister Samuda and the delegation will participate in five interactive dialogues under the following themes:
•Water for Health: Access to WASH, including the Human Rights to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation;
•Water for Sustainable Development: Valuing Water, Water-Energy-Food Nexus and Sustainable Economic and Urban Development;
•Water for Climate, Resilience, and Environment: Source to Sea, Biodiversity, Climate, Resilience, and DRR;
•Water for Cooperation: Transboundary and International Water Cooperation, Cross-Sectoral Cooperation, including Scientific Cooperation, and Water Across the 2030 Agenda; and
•Water Action Decade: Accelerating the implementation of the objectives of the Decade, including through the UN Secretary-General’s Action Plan
The conference will bring together all relevant stakeholders to assess challenges, and opportunities, and support further action to implement the objectives of the decade and the water-related goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, a release by the ministry stated.