Coordinating the UN's work on water and sanitation

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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. Our projects and programmes bring a diverse suite of actors together to jointly protect ecosystems and ensure the sustainable use of water and ocean resources to build equitable, inclusive and sustainable societies.

The UNDP Water & Ocean Governance Programme (WOGP) helps countries achieve integrated, climate-resilient, sustainable and equitable management of water and ocean resources, and universal access to safe water supply and sanitation. Focusing on governance, WOGP supports the enabling environments and long-term and comprehensive partnerships for the sustainable use and protection of freshwater and marine resources, and the efficient and equitable provision of related services.

Estimated annual water and sanitation budget: $80-90 million USD
Current work on the Sustainable Development Goals
Examples of activities
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Representative(s) in UN-Water
Marianne Kjellen
Andrew Hudson