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Water Is 'Catalyst' for Cooperation, Not Conflict, UN Chief Tells Security Council

Stressing the importance of diplomacy to prevent and resolve trans-boundary disputes over water resources, Secretary-General António Guterres today told the United Nations Security Council that water serves as "a catalyst" for cooperation among nations, even those that are not on good terms.

"Water, peace and security are inextricably linked," said Mr. Guterres during a meeting on preventive diplomacy and trans-boundary waters, which was chaired by Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, which holds the Council's presidency for the month.

"I commend this Security Council meeting for highlighting how water is and should remain a reason for cooperation not conflict," Mr. Guterres added.

Luis Deliz

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