Report of the Budapest Water Summit outcomes in Paris

On 14 November 2013, H.E. Katalin Bogyay, Hungary’s Ambassador and Permanent Delegate to UNESCO in Paris presented the outcomes of the Budapest Water Summit at an event for the Special Programme on the International Year of Water Cooperation, organised in the framework of the 37th Session of the General Conference at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO opened the event, where Permanent Delegates to UNESCO  of countries actively participating in the International Year of Water Cooperation, including Hungary, introduced their programmes and conferences that took place in 2013.

H.E. Katalin Bogyay highlighted the efforts of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Hungarian Permanent Mission to the UN in New York, and International Programme Committee Chair András Szöllősi-Nagy in the preparation and organisation of the Budapest Water Summit, a milestone conference of the International Year of Water Cooperation.

The panellists discussed a range of topics that are of major importance for the future of water cooperation at the event, which was part of a series of events organised in the context of the International Year of Water Cooperation that UNESCO is leading on behalf of UN-WATER.