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News Conclusions and recommendations from the International Meeting on Water and Cooperation in Africa

On 25 May, on the occasion of Africa Day, the United Nations Office to support the International Decade for Action ‘Water for Life' 2005-2015 and Casa Africa publish the conclusions and recommendations from the International Meeting on Water and Cooperation in Africa, which took place from 20 to 22 April 2009 in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Spain.

The main objective of the meeting was to reinforce cooperation tools and mechanisms that will strengthen the capacities of African countries to achieve the Millennium Development target to ‘halve by 2015 the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation'.

This document has being developed by the organizers with the intent of reflecting all contributions and points discussed in the debates that took place during the meeting. We hope you will find it useful and kindly request your cooperation in disseminating it as broadly as possible.

The document is currently being translated into French and Spanish. The organizers will also publish a complete dossier with all the meeting materials (final programme, abstracts, presentations, etc.), which will be available in electronic format. If your organization wishes to receive it, please contact

Contact information Pilar Gonzalez-Meyaui (email: ;
News type Inbrief
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Source of information UN
Geographical coverage Africa
News date 25/05/2009
Working language(s) ENGLISH