UNESCO's support on Indonesia for World Water Forum 2024
Date: May 7, 2022
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) expressed its support for the Indonesian government to make the 10th World Water Forum (WWF) a success in Bali which will be held in March 2024.
Minister of Public Works and Public Housing (PUPR) Basuki Hadimuljo in his statement received in Jakarta, Friday, expressed his gratitude for UNESCO's support.
"We want to strengthen cooperation with UNESCO to accelerate the improvement of clean water, sanitation and public health services, including reducing stunting in Indonesia," said Basuki. when meeting with the Assistant Director-General (ADG) for Natural Sciences Shamila Nair-Bedouelle in Paris, France.
He said the Indonesian government is committed to increasing public access to clean water and sanitation, including reducing stunting. In addition, the Government of Indonesia fully supports the proposal to strengthen data and science aspects in water resource management.
"We are developing the construction of clean water and sanitation infrastructure that is resistant to climate change," he said.
According to Basuki, by being chosen to host WWF, Indonesia has proven its commitment in managing water resources. Meanwhile, Indonesia is the first Southeast Asian country to be chosen to host WWF.
The Minister of PUPR said that he would immediately communicate with the World Water Council regarding UNESCO's proposals and wishes in preparing the program or agenda for the WWF implementation in Bali in 2024.
"UNESCO has an important role, especially through the Intergovernmental Hydrology Program, as a facilitator of exchange and cooperation in terms of data and water science," he said. Basuki said.
Meanwhile, in a meeting with Minister Basuki, UNESCO said it would mobilize its global network of countries and institutions to assist Indonesia in WWF 2024.
UNESCO wishes to be actively involved in certain themes, such as groundwater and hydrology, sanitation, gender, to data and science through organizing a series of activities before and during WWF 2024. In addition, UNESCO will participate in exhibitions such as the last one in WWF 2024. Dakar, Senegal.
UNESCO also submitted a proposal for the preparation and launch of a report related to water resources in the world or the World Water Development Report (WWDR) 2024 entitled Leveraging Water for Peace and Prosperity at the 10th WWF opening ceremony in Bali.
In addition, UNESCO also invited Indonesia's participation in the implementation of the UN-Water Groundwater Summit at UNESCO Headquarters on 6-8 December 2022.