On March 6, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje, in his capacity as Chairman of the Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation of the Secretary-General of the United Nations, arrived in New York to attend the United Nations special thematic session, Water and Disasters.
Today’s meeting is an:
“…initiative of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The purpose of the meeting is to raise awareness, share experiences and good practices, and discuss ways forward towards global actions on water and disasters.
The summary of discussions will contribute, not only to future discussions of ECOSOC, Post Rio+20, Post-Hyogo and Post-2015, but also to help establishing global and regional dialogue and cooperation processes to improve disaster prevention and preparedness by countries.”
Also, present at today’s meeting was His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naurhito of Japan.