DAKAR DECLARATION - A « BLUE DEAL » FOR WATER SECURITY AND SANITATION
26 March 2022
Recognizing water as essential for people and nature, demographic, health and food changes and the and thus the need to renew and further strengthen fight against water stress requires availability of our commitments to implement immediate actions water, in quality and quantity, to ensure the health to address the challenges of water and sanitation of populations, the sustainability of ecosystems. [...] Reaffirming the relevance of the Africa Agenda 2063 promotion of dialogue, peace, stability and improved and the Africa Water Vision for 2025 on access to coordination and partnership, especially in the context water resources and quality sanitation in Africa and in of the Covid-19 pandemic, which has illustrated our the world; common destiny; CALL UPON THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO ensuring a ba. [...] Design water-related public policies based on humanitarian law, in particular the additional protocols knowledge, support innovations, create and build to the Geneva Conventions of 1949, providing for the the capacities of all categories of stakeholders, for protection of water and sanitation systems that are vital a more sustainable management of water resources in times of conflict; and environm. [...] Advocate for the effective implementation of as a contribution to the UN 2023 Water Conference; the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for CONSIDER the outcomes of the Forum as a Complement Development, in particular investment in water and to this Declaration; sanitation infrastructure; INVITE the international community and all stakeholders 18. [...] Promote, at the appropriate level, transparent, efficient and inclusive management of water and EXPRESS OUR THANKS the Head of State, the sanitation services, as well as diversified and Government, the People of the Republic of Senegal and concerted management methods; the World Water Council for their support in organizing the 9th World Water Forum.