· 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 Yong Kim.

· The establishment of the High Level Panel was announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos.

President 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.

They 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.”

In 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.”

They 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.”

The letter states that the establishment of the High Level Panel was officially announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos.