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Symposium on Women and Water Security for Peacebuilding in the Arab Region

Beirut, Lebanon

The symposium is organized by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UN- ESCWA) and the Pacific Water Research Centre of Simon Frazier University, Vancouver Canada.

The symposium will bring together representatives of Arab member States, representatives from relevant international, regional and national organizations, as well as civil society institutions and experts engaged in gender and water security challenges affecting women and girls in Arab States. 

The primary objective of the Symposium is to review and advance the emerging water security gender nexus in the Arab region in the context of current geopolitical considerations. The symposium therefore aims to strengthen the national capacities of the Arab region to integrate water security and gender approaches in their national plans and strategies.
The specific objective of the activity is to enhance the capacity of governmental and non-governmental practitioners from the region, to formulate and implement strategies, policies, frameworks and programs in support of Goals 3,5, 6 and 16 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the 2030 Agenda.

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