The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is the global environmental steward that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the UN system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
The UN Global Compact’s CEO Water Mandate formed in 2007 to mobilize business leaders to advance water stewardship, sanitation, and the Sustainable Development Goals in partnership with the United Nations, governments, peers, civil society, and others.
The UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) is the United Nations system’s focal point for disaster risk reduction and the custodian of the Sendai Framework, supporting countries and societies in its implementation, monitoring and review of progress.
To address the challenges related to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), UNICEF works with partners to strengthen national systems, with particular attention to gender considerations.
UNCCD is actively supporting countries to prepared for droughts by proposing action on three pillars: Early Warning Systems, vulnerability and risk assessment, and drought risk mitigation measures.
UNDP’s work on water and ocean governance focuses primarily on the challenges related to SDG 6 – sustainable management of water and sanitation for all – and SDG 14 – to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.
UNESCO’s Water Science Programme was founded on the International Hydrological Programme (IHP), which has evolved from an internationally coordinated hydrological research programme into an encompassing inter-governmental programme to facilitate research, education and capacity building, and enhance … Read more
UNU-EHS carries out research on risks and adaptation related to environmental hazards and global change including water-related hazards such as floods, droughts and salinity intrusion.
As the world’s largest multilateral source of financing for water in developing countries, the World Bank is committed to achieving the vision of “A Water-Secure World for All”.
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the UN specialized agency on health.