United States: The UAE government has released a detailed discussion paper urging a united and determined global effort to address the threat of water scarcity.
Titled ‘Ripple Effect Water Scarcity: The concealed challenge to worldwide stability and growth,’ the paper thoroughly analyzes the causes of global water scarcity, underscores existing implications observed in different regions, and proposes several potential solutions to this escalating problem.
During the General Debate of the United Nations General Assembly in New York, the UAE’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs released this discussion paper. It aims to rally the global community and encourage collaboration to tackle the growing threat of water scarcity on a global scale.
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs, stated that, “Concerned by the growing problem of water scarcity and the severe risks that it poses to the world, the United Arab Emirates has published a discussion paper today that aims to contribute to the development of a coordinated international response to this issue and the forging of new models for effective cooperation to address this multifaceted threat to global security and prosperity.”
“The UAE believes that the seriousness and immediate urgency of the threat posed by water scarcity has not been fully recognized around the world. As a result, the international community is lagging in its efforts to confront this challenge, with potentially grave outcomes. As it becomes increasingly clear that no nation will be immune from the cascading effects of unmitigated water scarcity, we must seek new ways to quickly and effectively cooperate in addressing this significant global issue,” Sheikh Abdullah added.