Coordinating the UN's work on water and sanitation

Improving global governance of water and sanitation

UN Member States discuss efforts to improve the integration and coordination of the UN’s water-related work.

In March and May 2017, UN Member States gathered to discuss how to improve global governance of water and sanitation in the UN. The two dialogues were mandated by UN General Assembly resolution 71/222 of 21 December 2016, titled ‘International Decade for Action: Water for Sustainable Development 2018-2028.’ Katalin Bogyay, Permanent Representative of Hungary, and Lukmon Isomatov, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tajikistan, served as co-moderators.

The first dialogue included panel discussions on the  implementation of the water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the role of the UN system and in the second dialogue  the co-moderators summary of the first dialogue was discussed.

Watch the first dialogue here: Part 1  – Part 2  

Watch the second dialogue here