WASHINGTON. KAZINFORM UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called on humanity Friday to take steps for «a water-secure future.»
In closing remarks at the United Nations Water Conference, Guterres said the three-day event demonstrated a «central truth» and «as humanity’s most precious global common good, water unites us all.».
The UN chief pointed out that water has a wide range of influence, from global challenges to peace and from human rights to gender equality, Anadolu Agency reports.
«Let’s take the next steps in our journey to a water-secure future for all,» said Guterres, highlighting the importance of a «Water Action Agenda,» which was created on the margin of the conference.
«All of humanity’s hopes for the future depend, in some way, on charting a new science-based course to bring the Water Action Agenda to life,» he added.
UN General Assembly President Csaba Korosi said $300 billion was pledged to buoy the transformative «Water Action Agenda.»
«The outcome of this conference is not a legally binding document, but it still turns the page of history,» he said.