Datuin to speak at UN Water Conference in NY
Councilor Elmer Datuin has been invited to the United Nations Water Conference 2023 on March 22 in New York.
The alderman, former national chair and presently the chairperson of the advocacy committee of the Philippine Councilors League, said he will give a talk on the country’s water issues and legislations and will highlight Baguio City’s Water Code during the Local and Regional Governments Day on Water before the local and regional governments delegation at the conference.
United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) Secretary General Emilia Saiz, who invited Datuin, said this is part of the UCLG’s commitment to the “localization of the sustainable development goals and the localization and policies of water and sanitation.”
“I am honored to be part of the U.N. Water Conference and I hope to be able to contribute and at the same time learn about the policies on water and sanitation,” Datuin said.
UCLG is an umbrella international organization for cities, local and regional governments, and municipal associations throughout the world that is concerned with representing and defending the interests of local governments on the world stage. – Aileen P. Refuerzo