“Slovenia warmly welcomes today’s launch event of the International Decade for Action “Water for sustainable development” the resolution on which we proudly co-sponsored. Water is a precious resource, essential for both our survival and development. Urbanisation, intensification of agriculture and climate change all lead to increased global water stress. Finding solutions to the resulting growing demand for water will be one of humanity’s greatest challenges in this century.”

Country statement at the General Assembly on World Water Day, during the High Level Event for the Formal Launch of the International Decade for Action: “Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028.
UN Headquarters, New York, 22 March 2018