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International Labour Organization (ILO)

The ILO promotes the inclusive governance and capacity building of water supply and sanitation at the community level, with a focus on rural, indigenous communities and women. The ILO also promotes job creation through green works to restore soil and water conservation. Much of this work is done in alliance with other UN agencies. In addition, we promote social dialogue in the water sector providing voice to water workers in the management of water supply. This work has impacted countries as diverse as Angola, Ecuador, Ghana, Haiti, Indonesia, Malawi, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Yemen and Zambia. At the political level, the ILO promotes the integration of actions to promote SDG 8 (decent work and economic growth) and SDG 6, through events such as World Water Day/World Toilet Day 2016 and several practical publications which highlight subjects such as open defecation, water fetching and access to WASH in the workplace; job creation in water works and in operation and maintenance of irrigation works.

Estimated budget for water and sanitation activities (USD):
0-1 million

Current work on the Sustainable Development Goals

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Representatives in UN-Water

Carlos R. Carrión-Crespo