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Opening Ceremony

18 speakers

About the session

Languages: EN, FR, SP

Welcome Statement by
Ms. Katja Dorner, Mayor of Bonn

Welcome Statement by
Dr. Maria Flachsbarth, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany
(video message)

Statement by
H.E. Mr. Abdullah Shahid, President of the 76th session of the UN General Assembly
(video message)

Statement by
H.E. Mr. Gilbert Houngbo, Chair of UN-Water – representative of the UN Secretary-General

Statement by
Dr. Hugo Isaak, International Coordinator of Urban Projects in Mexico on behalf of H.E. Ms. Martha Delgado Peralta, President of the UN-Habitat Assembly

Statement by
Hon. Anna Shiweda, Deputy Minister of Agriculture, Water and Land Reform of the Republic of Namibia on behalf of Hon. Carl Hermann Gustav Schlettwein, President of AMCOW
Statement by
H.E. Mr. Georges Pierre Lesjongard, Minister of Energy and Public Utilities on behalf of the President of the Republic of Mauritius

Statement by
HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal of Jordan
(video message)

Statement by
H.E. Mrs. Fatima Maada Bio , First Lady of Sierra Leone and Africa Champion for Sanitation and Hygiene
(video message)

Opening of the meeting by
H.E. Ms. Maimunah Mohd Sharif - Executive Director of UN-Habitat and Chair of the GWOPA International Steering Committee High-level substantive segment

Ignite talk by
Mr. Pedro Arrojo-Agudo Special Rapporteur on the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation

Reflections on the GWOPA journey
Mr. David Boys, Deputy Secretary- General, Public Services International

Statements by
Water and Sanitation Operator Directors
Mr. Frederic Kabore, Director General of Office National de l’Eau et de l’Assainissement (ONEA), Burkina Faso
Ms. Cristina Zuffo – Director of Research, Technological Development and Innovation at Sabesp, Brazil
Mr. Dwike Riantara, Managing Director of Perumda Air Minum Tirta Mayang Jambi City, Indonesia

State of WOPs 2021
Mr. Andre Dzikus, Chief, Urban Basic Services Section, UN-Habitat
Congress outlook video

End of Programme
Ms. Uschi Eid