Dr Danilo Turk, Chair of the Global High-Level Panel for Water and Peace (GHPLP) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) “Water Diplomacy Talks” audio interview.
In 2017 the Panel published its Report “A Matter of Survival”. In this “Water Diplomacy Talks” interview, Danilo Turk, who served as President of the Republic of Slovenia 2007-12, discusses current levels of international co-operation around the intersects of water, human conflict and peace; current and recent examples of water-related conflict; engagement by international institutions and mainstream media with water / peace challenges and opportunities; the United Nations International Decade for Action “Water for Sustainable Development” (2018 -28).
“We are all Water Diplomats”
Turk urges co-ordinated “hydrodiplomacy” including a UN Water Conference next decade, which would be the organizations first since 1977’s event in Mar Del Plata, Argentina.