Sadhguru, Founder, Isha Foundation, will be one of the panelists at the Launch event – International Decade for Action – “Water for Sustainable Development” 2018 – 2028 on 22nd March (World Water Day) at the United Nations Headquarters, New York.
Sadhguru has been invited by the President of the General Assembly of the United Nations – Miroslav Lajcak to participate in a panel on “Contribution of the Water Decade to the implementation of water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): addressing challenges and seizing opportunities through strengthening cooperation and partnerships.” Watch the event LIVE at http://webtv.un.org/
Sadhguru will be joining the panel moderated by Mr. Sirodjidin Aslov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Tajikistan, with co panellists – H.E. Mrs. Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands; H.E. Mr. Gugile Nkwinti, Minister of Water and Sanitation of the Republic of South Africa; H.E. Mr. Danilo Türk, Chairman of the Global High-Level Panel on Water and Peace and former President of the Republic of Slovenia; Ms. Priscilla Achapka, Executive Director Women Environmental Programme
On 21st March, Sadhguru is the main speaker at a special event at the UN leading up to World Water Day, on the topic of ‘Water, Sanitation & Women’s Empowerment’. Watch LIVE at http://webtv.un.org/ at 10 am EDT
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About Rally for Rivers:
In December last year, Sadhguru was the chief guest at the Global Landscapes Forum, one of the foremost international ecological forums that is led by the Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR), United Nations Environment, the World Bank and the Government of Germany. Here, Sadhguru discussed Rally for Rivers – A Global Movement, with Erik Solheim, Executive Director of United Nations Environment (UNEP), the leading environmental authority that sets the
global environmental agenda and promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development.
Sadhguru started one of the world’s biggest environmental campaigns, Rally for Rivers in 2017 in which he personally drove across 16 Indian states in a month’s time. The campaign saw an unprecedented coming together of political leaders, farmers, industrialists, businessmen, students, professionals, media, culminating in the handing over of the draft policy recommendation to Hon’ble Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi. The initiative enlarged into a large-scale people’s movement with the participation, in various modes, of over 162 million people, across all walks of life.
Pursuant to the submission of the draft policy recommendations, the Indian Prime Minister’s Office constituted a committee under the aegis of the Niti Aayog, India’s apex economic policy-making institution, to review the recommendations and finalise government policy actions.
Rally for Rivers is in initial stages of policy implementation in the western state of Maharashtra on two major river systems.
The above has been put forward as received in a press release.