Vietnam to participate in World Water Forum in France

Nguyen Minh Quang, Minister of Natural Resources and Environment, will lead a delegation that will represent Vietnam at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseilles in France, from March 12-17.

The event is expected to draw around 20,000 representatives from 140 countries and territories across the world.

The 6th World Water Forum aims to tackle the many challenges our world is facing, and to place water as a priority, on all political agendas.

There can be no sustainable development while water issues remain unresolved. Everywhere on the planet, for all life on earth, the ‘Right to Water’ must be guaranteed, as agreed upon by 189 countries at the UN meeting last year.

The 6th World Water Forum will lay out a roadmap to achieve concrete goals; involve experts and decision-makers from different sectors and regions of the world; set up a new commission “Grassroots & Citizenship”, to involve and mobilise civilian society; strengthen the political process, especially through significant contributions and commitments from parliamentarians and local and regional authorities from around the world; and debate on sensitive issues.

Vietnam will also organise ‘World Water Day 2012’ with the theme “Water and Food Security” from March 21 to 22 in the Mekong delta province of Hau Giang.

By A. Thu - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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