ORANJESTAD – In the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations Head Quarters in New York, the Prime Minister of Aruba, Mrs. Evelyn Wever-Croes, chaired the plenary and the closing of the UN 2023 Water Conference in New York.
It is the first time in history that an Aruban presided over a meeting at the United Nations, presiding ex officio. In this case, the honor was for a woman of Aruba, the Prime Minister Mrs. Evelyn Wever-Croes.
During the last week of March 2023, the Prime Minister of Aruba and Minister Ursell Arends attended the UN2023 Water Conference in New York. The Prime Minister mentioned that we are on the right track in Aruba with many achievements but still have a long road ahead. The Prime Minister mentioned that she learned a lot during this conference.
The conference primarily raises awareness that we need to keep working to guarantee that everyone in Aruba has access to quality drinking water at an affordable price for everyone.
Aruba still has to work on the RWZI (Wastewater treatment facility) to solve this issue quickly. The protection and care of the ocean, marine life, and corals are issues that we must address to guarantee the stability of our economic pillar, our tourism.
“A lot is being said. But this is the time to take action. Aruba is on the right track, but there is a lot that still needs to be done,” the Prime Minister emphasized.