Integrated Monitoring Initiative

UN-Water Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6 (IMI-SDG6)

Through the UN-Water Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6 (IMI-SDG6), the United Nations seeks to support countries in monitoring water- and sanitation-related issues within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and in compiling country data to report on global progress towards SDG 6.

IMI-SDG6 brings together the United Nations organizations that are formally mandated to compile country data on the SDG 6 global indicators, and builds on ongoing efforts such as the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP), Global Environment Monitoring System for Water (GEMS/Water), FAO’s Global Information System on Water and Agriculture (AQUASTAT) and UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS).

 

SDG 6 Indicator Reports

This series of reports shows the progress towards targets set out in SDG 6 using the SDG global indicators. The reports are based on country data, compiled and verified by the United Nations agencies serving as custodians of each indicator. The reports show progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene for targets 6.1 and 6.2), wastewater treatment and ambient water quality (UNEP, UN-Habitat and WHO for target 6.3), water use efficiency and level of water stress (FAO for target 6.4), integrated water resources management and transboundary cooperation (UNEP, UNECE and UNESCO for target 6.5), ecosystems (UNEP for target 6.6) and means for implementing SDG 6 (UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water for targets 6.a and 6.b).

 

SDG 6 Data Portal

The UN-Water SDG 6 Data Portal brings all the UN’s water and sanitation information into one place. Hydrological, environmental, social and economic information from all countries and regions is integrated and presented in a range of infographics.

Designed for decision-makers, advisors, technical professionals, researchers and students, there are tools to help you visualize and analyse the information, giving you a clear picture of how the world is progressing towards the various SDG 6 targets.

The portal complements the Global SDG Indicators Database and indicator-specific databases.

The objectives of the portal are to:

  • Track overall progress towards SDG 6 at global, regional and national levels.
  • Enable assessment and analysis of the state of water resources and linkages to other sectors.
  • Raise awareness of water and sanitation issues to help catalyse action.
  • Encourage and improve SDG 6 monitoring and reporting at all levels.

Be an entry point to the wealth of water and sanitation information available within the UN system.