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Budapest Water Summit, Budapest, Hungary

Budapest Water Summit, Budapest, Hungary

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(LEARNING: 08 October) Budapest Water Summit, Budapest, Hungary.

Building on Hungary’s achievements during its Presidency of the EU in 2011, the Hungarian Government selected the issue of water as its top priority in the run up to and at the Rio+20 Conference on Sustainable Development in June 2012. To follow up the conclusions of the conference, János Áder, President of Hungary, announced in Rio de Janeiro Hungary’s intention to organize a major international water event (Budapest World Water Summit) in October 2013. With the participation of UN Member States, UN agencies and bodies as well as all concerned economic and social partners, the summit aims to contribute to the elaboration of the water-related Sustainable Development Goals and provide concrete guidance on the most pressing water issues—drinking water, sanitation, wastewater treatment, integrated water management, international water cooperation, innovative water technologies—with a view to defining the priorities of global development policy post-2015. For details, email BudapestWaterSummit@mfa.gov.hu.

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