The United Nations and the World Bank have launched a High-Level Panel on Water Issues at World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2016.

– Achieving the water global goal would have multiple benefits, including laying the foundations for food and energy security, sustainable urbanization, and ultimately climate security” said the World Bank President Jim Yong Kim in the press release.

This Panel will mobilize urgent action on the Sustainable Development Goal for water, sanitation and related targets. It is co-chaired by the President of Mauritius and the President of Mexico.

The panelists include also: Mary Barra, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, General Motors, USA; Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), Brussels; Satya Nadella, Chief Executive Officer, Microsoft Corporation, USA; Hiroaki Nakanishi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hitachi, Japan;Tidjane Thiam, Chief Executive Officer, Credit Suisse, Switzerland; and Amira Yahyaoui, Founder and Chair, Al Bawsala, Tunisia.

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