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The EU is joining consensus today on the resolution on a "mid-term review of the UN Decade on Water". We are looking forward to working with our partners in the preparations to the two forthcoming events in 2021 and 2023 so that they can help accelerate progress towards the achievement of the water-related goals and targets of the 2030 Agenda which is urgently needed. In that regard, the UN Decade on Water is an important communication tool and instrument which we fully support.
Following the negotiations and the compromise reflected in the final text, we would like to clarify our position on a number of issues today: