Celebration of World Water Day 2021

Celebration of World Water Day 2021

  • Date & Time:
    • March 22 - May 18, 2024
  • Venue:


World Water Day will be celebrated in an online event that will take place on 22 March 2021.

The core topic of World Water Day 2021 is valuing water.


Drafted agenda for the World Water Day 2021 – Valuing Water:

13:00 – 13:40 High-Level Opening Ceremony

Master of Ceremony Ms. Sasha Koo-Oshima, Deputy Director, Land and Water Division, FAO

Welcoming address by Mr. QU Dongyu, Director-General, FAO

Opening address by Ms. Audrey Azoulay, Director-General of UNESCO

Opening address by Mr. Gilbert F. Houngbo, Chair, UN-Water and President of IFAD

Message from Special Guests

H.E. Mr. Macky Sall, President, Republic of Senegal

His Holiness Pope Francis

H.E. Mr. Mario Draghi, Prime Minister of the Republic of Italy

H.E. Mr. Sirojiddin Muhriddin, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Tajikistan

H.E. Ms. Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, The Kingdom of Netherlands

H.E. Mr. Jonathan Malagón González, Minister of Housing, Cities and Territory of the Republic of Colombia

13:40 – 13:50 Presentation of the UN World Water Development Report 2021

Ms. Michela Miletto, Coordinator and Director, UNESCO WWAP

13:50 – 14:25 Interactive discussion – what does water mean to you?

Moderator Mr. Neil Dhot, Executive Director, Aquafed (UK)

Ms. Rasha Hassan, Governance Coordinator, Water Youth Network (Syria)

Mr. Mohammed Hammie Rajab, Journalist and Facilitator of Change, Media for Community Empowerment (Civil Society Organisation) (Tanzania)

Keynote listener Mr. Pedro Arrojo-Agudo, UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation (Spain)

14:25 – 14:30 Announcement of the winner of the Stockholm Water Prize

Mr. Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, SIWI (Sweden)

14:30 Closing of the celebration


If you wish to register for the event, click on this link!