· The panel is jointly organized by the UN and the World Bank Group, in
support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
It is hoped that the High Level Panel on Water will play an important role in
achieving this goal, declared Ban Ki-moon and President of the World Bank Jim
establishment of the High Level Panel was announced at the World Economic Forum
Enrique Peña Nieto was invited by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to co-chair the
High Level Panel on Water, jointly organized by the United Nations and the World
Bank, in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
In a letter, the UN Secretary General
and President of the World Bank Jim Yong Kim invited the Mexican president to
co-chair the Panel and explained that its overall aim is to mobilize global
support for achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG6): “Ensure
availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all,” as
well as the water-related goals contained in the 2030 Agenda.
also noted that in the final document of the Twenty-first Session of the
Conference of the Parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP21),
held in Paris, “We were reminded of the profound impact climate change has on
the water cycle and the importance of water-based adaptation.”
the document, the UN Secretary General and the President of the World Bank
declared that the confluence of the Sustainable Development Goals and COP21 “represents
an unprecedented global momentum for the launch and implementation of a
feasible program to achieve SDG6 and related goals.”
added that, “It is hoped that the High Level Panel on Water will play an
important role in achieving that objective, by focusing on galvanizing efforts
and promoting implementation and funding efforts.”
letter states that the establishment of the High Level Panel was officially announced
at the World Economic Forum in Davos.