- Global Water Organization aims to bridge the knowledge gap between developed countries and those facing water-related challenges
RIYADH: Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Wasil, Saudi Arabia’s permanent representative to the UN, on Saturday met Dennis Francis, the president of the 78th session of the UN General Assembly, to discuss the session’s objectives of “peace, prosperity, progress and sustainability,” the Saudi Press Agency reported.
Francis spoke of the Global Water Organization in Riyadh as not only a monument to Saudi Arabia’s strategic vision, but also the Kingdom’s forward-thinking commitment to addressing serious global water issues.
He added that it also showed the Kingdom’s commitment to promoting sustainability, while attempting to guarantee the well-being of communities around the world.
Water demand is expected to rise significantly by 2050, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, and the Global Water Organization aims to bridge the knowledge gap between developed countries and those facing water-related challenges.
Countries joining the organization have the opportunity to shape global water policies, obtain project financing, and share best practices.
Al-Wasil spoke of his gratitude for the meeting with Francis, during which both leaders reaffirmed support for the General Assembly’s objectives.