Expert Group Meeting

Expert group meeting on methodologies for meeting the water-related Sustainable Development Goals at the global, regional and national levels
Amman, 22-23 March 2017 at Kempinski Hotel, Amman

OBJECTIVES OF THE MEETING

The purpose of the expert group meeting is to discuss the water-related SDGs, and particularly progress and issues related to the development and application of indicator methodologies related to dedicated water goal, SDG6 and its associated targets.

The deliberations will help to inform global, regional and national follow-up on the water-related SDGs and help to foster a coherent and coordinated approach aimed at assisting member States to pursue monitoring, reporting and implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Participants

The meeting will gather the senior officials from ministries responsible for water in Arab States, as well as representatives from water utilities, statistical offices and associated stakeholders. Global and regional organizations working on methodologies related to monitoring and reporting on the water-related SDGs will inform the discussions, including UN-Water member organizations.

Organization of the meeting

The meeting is organized as a follow-up to the series of consultations conducted under the MDG+ Initiative in 2016. It is organized and funded by ESCWA in collaboration with the League of Arab States and the Arab Countries Water Utilities Association (ACWUA).

The meeting will be held at the Kempinski Hotel in Amman, Jordan during the afternoons of 22 and 23 March 2017. Participants are kindly invited to register for the meeting starting at 4:30 pm on 22 March.  Registered participants are also kindly invited to participate in the World Water Day celebration that will begin at 7:00 pm on 22 March at the same hotel.

Language

English will be the primary working language of the meeting.  Simultaneous Arabic-English interpretation will be available.

This meeting is conducted on an invitation-only basis. For more information, contact Carol Chouchani Cherfane, Chief, Water Resources Section at ESCWA (chouchanicherfane@un.org)

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Location and Venue

area full of great hotels and restaurants.

This stunning conference center is uniquely located at the lowest point on earth on the shores of the Dead Sea in Jordan.
The Kempinski Hotel Ishtar is situated among famous attractions such as Mount Nebo, the Baptism site, Madaba and the Mujib Nature Reserve.

Venue

Kempinski Hotel Ishtar

This 5 star luxury hotel is situated on the edge of the famous salt lake - the lowest point on earth - and provides uninterrupted views across the vast sea towards the west bank and access to some of the most beautiful scenery in the world, including religious sites and majestic countryside.

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