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Side Event on Water and Sanitation at Small Island Developing States Conference

The side-event Accelerate implementation of SDG 6 in SIDS - How does the UN System-wide Strategy for Water and Sanitation support SIDS? will bring together government representatives, civil society groups and other major stakeholders in SIDS to discuss the challenges of and necessary support for SDG 6 implementation in SIDS, which is often hindered by their unique vulnerabilities, including small size of economy and resources, geographical remoteness, and exposure to exogenous economic, social and environmental shocks. The side...
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UNEP: Ecosystem Restoration for People, Nature and Climate

The report, Becoming #GenerationRestoration: Ecosystem Restoration for People, Nature and Climate , highlights the need for governments to follow...
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International Day for Biodiversity 2024

The International Day for Biodiversity is celebrated every year on 22 May and coordinated by the Secretariat of the...
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New Open WHO course on gender equality, disability and social inclusion in WASH in health care facilities

Aligned with the updated WASH FIT guidance from WHO and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), the course offers...

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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SDG 6 special event 2024

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.