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WHO and UNICEF joint webinar on monitoring climate resilient WASH

In response, WHO and UNICEF have launched a review to identify indicators for enhanced national and global monitoring of climate resilient WASH. The results will inform future global monitoring by the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP) and the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS) . During this webinar, participants will learn about the JMP/GLAAS review of indicators for global monitoring of climate-resilient WASH, how the public can...
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IAHR: Practical Flooding Risk Assessment for Development Projects

IAHR’s Water Monographs are a series of mid-sized publications that bridge knowledge gaps, summarize existing knowledge, and publicize recent...
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SDG 6 Country Acceleration Case Studies

Cambodia, Czechia and Jordan were selected for this year’s case studies, with three being published every year since 2022...

10th session of the Meeting of the Parties to the Water Convention

Growing from a regional to a global instrument, with five more countries joining in 2023, the Water Convention is...

Sustainable Development Goal 6

Billions of people are still living without safely managed water and sanitation. Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 is to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030. Achieving SDG 6 is integral to the success of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which aims to end extreme poverty and protect the planet.

Communications should be a two-way exchange. ‘Questions people ask’ is a new feature where we answer some of the questions we get asked about important issues, such as, climate changewater scarcity, toilet equity and wastewater. Through responding to queries from our audiences, we aim to explain key issues in a clear and engaging way that fosters ongoing conversations.

The UN-Water SDG 6 Data Portal brings all the United Nations’ water and sanitation information into one place. Designed for decision-makers, advisors, technical professionals, researchers and students, there are tools to help visualize and analyse the information, creating a clear picture of how the world is progressing towards the various SDG 6 targets.

Monitoring progress towards SDG 6 helps policy- and decision makers identify challenges and opportunities, set priorities, communicate progress, and generate support and investment. SDG 6 Progress Reports are primarily based on national official data sources, compiled and validated by United Nations custodian agencies.

The first-ever UN System-wide Strategy for Water and Sanitation unites UN support to countries to accelerate progress on water-related goals and targets, including SDG 6. Action on water and sanitation is key to solving many global challenges. The strategy’s vision is a world with accessible, available and sustainably managed water and sanitation for all people and the planet.

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What We Do

UN-Water identifies emerging issues and develops collaborative contributions to global policy frameworks on disasters, climate change, sustainable development and other issues.

UN-Water is a monitoring hub, providing coherent and reliable data and information on key water trends and management issues throughout the water cycle.

UN-Water coordinates global thematic campaigns for World Water Day and World Toilet Day every year and creates engaging communications on key water related issues.