On 21 December 2016 the UN General Assembly unanimously adopted a resolution entitled "International Decade for Action "Water for Sustainable Development", 2018-2028", sponsored by the 177 UN member states.

The initiative on the proclamation of the International Decade for Action "Water for Sustainable Development" was launched for the first time by the President of the Republic of Tajikistan during the Seventh World Water Forum on April 2015 in the Republic of Korea. 

The Decade aims to promote sustainable development and integrated water resources management, implementation and promotion of relevant programs and projects, as well as increased cooperation and partnerships to support the implementation of the internationally agreed goals and targets related to water resources, including Sustainable DevelopmentGoals.15241416 1186992468053616 114878513308096334 n