Coordinating the UN's work on water and sanitation

Ramsar Convention on Wetlands

The Ramsar Convention on Wetlands provides the framework for the conservation and wise use of all wetlands through local and national actions and international cooperation, as a contribution towards achieving sustainable development throughout the world.

Under the Convention Strategic Plan  2016-2024 a series of actions are directly related to sustainable development including water, livelihoods, biodiversity, disaster risk reduction, resilience and carbon sinks. Also Parties have adopted a specfic framework on water including river basin management, water allocation and ground water. The Secretariat is engage in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), as co-custodian with UNEP of indicator SDG 6.6.1 and Goals 14 and 15. It participates actively at the meetings of the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goals (IAEG-SDGs).

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Current work on the Sustainable Development Goals
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