A twenty-seventh meeting of the Bureau of the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention took place from 31 May to 1 June in Geneva (Switzerland) at the Palais des Nations. During the meeting, the Bureau members discussed the draft program of work of the Water Convention for 2019-2021 and future steps for the global opening of the Convention, as well as draft decisions of the Meeting of the Parties to the Convention to be adopted at the Eighth Session of the Meeting of the Parties in Astana on 10-12 October 2018. The agenda also discussed cooperation with UNESCO within the framework of reporting on the Convention and on the SDG indicator 6.5.2 and the preparations for the eighth session of the meeting of the parties to be held on October 10-12, 2018 in Astana.