The Secretariat of the 8th World Water Forum would like to apologize publicly for the problem with flight tickets emission to participants sponsored by the organization. We are very sorry for all the inconvenience caused for those who were not able to attend as a result of that issue.
When communicating those who could not be sponsored, it was mistakenly informed that the financial support would not be provided due to operational issues with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the UN Agency that received resources from the Brazilian Government to provide various kinds of support for the Forum organization.
Nonetheless, the true reason was that the budget allocated for this activity had reached its limits and, unfortunately, there was not reasonable time to rearrange the budget.
We would like to emphasize that the UNDP was one of the institutions that has supported the Forum preparation process the most, by hiring services and consultants, paying per diems and flight tickets, and, most importantly, by enabling the Your Voice Platform, a successful innovation of this Forum edition.
Secretariat of the 8th World Water Forum