23 August 2021: "Water and Stability; Towards a Resilient World"


UNICEF Central African Republic

The Geneva Water Hub’s Platform for International Water Law at the Stockholm World Water Week

 The Geneva Water Hub and UNICEF organize an online session on

"Water and Stability; Towards a Resilient World"

during the  Stockholm World Water Week. This session takes place on Monday 23 August from 22:00 to 23:00 CEST.

This online event will bring together the WASH community and stakeholders working in peacebuilding to discuss the linkages between the human rights to water and sanitation and the human rights to health, food, and an adequate standard of living. Mara Tignino intervenes in the session with a presentation on « Water, human rights and peacebuilding ».



Welcome speech

Prof. Pedro Arrojo-Agudo, Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation

Introductory presentations

Water, human rights and peacebuilding

Dr Mara Tignino, Geneva Water Hub/University of Geneva

Role of Water in Peace

Anna Azaryeva Valente, UNICEF

Panel discussion

Moderator: Rayyan El Fawal, Programms Director, LebRelief

Kelly Ann Naylor, Chief WASH, UNICEF

Dr Thabia Farooq Al-Qaisi, Iraqi Ministry of Construction, Housing and Public Municipalities

Ahmad AlAyyoubi, Head of Office LebRelief

Guy Bonvin, Ambassador, Swiss Special Envoy for Water in Central Asia 


Summary and wrap-up

Prof. Danilo Turk, Former President of Slovenia and Lead Political Advisor, Geneva Water Hub

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August 23, 2021
Geneva Water Hub