The International Year of Water Cooperation 2013 will be officially launched on 11 February 2013 by Michel Jarraud, Chair of UN-Water and Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO on the occasion of a high-level event taking place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France.
Representatives of governments, local communities, specialized NGOs and UN organizations will join eminent specialists and youths to discuss:
Official slogan to be announced
The official slogan for the Year will be revealed during the ceremony as the winner of the slogan contest is announced. The slogan was selected among 12,151 proposals sent by 5,654 people from 180 countries!
A Youth Declaration on Water Cooperation
Youth DeclarationYouth will hold their own meeting at the Pavillon de l'eau of Paris to finalize a Youth Declaration on water cooperation, which they will present to the participants of the high-level meeting.
Children and youth will participate actively in the launch of the Year with their own parallel events and a series of water-related activities at UNESCO headquarters.
The celebration will also include an exhibition and other cultural activities organized in partnership with the Mairie de Paris.
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