Coordinating the UN's work on water and sanitation

UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA)

The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) upholds the development pillar of the UN Secretariat, headed by the UN Secretary General. Based at the United Nations headquarters in New York, UN DESA supports deliberations in the UN General Assembly and UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and the implementation of the decision of these bodies, including on water and sanitation related issues.

Estimated annual water and sanitation budget: $ USD
Current work on the Sustainable Development Goals
Examples of activities
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Madhushree Chatterjee
Nicolas Franke