Coordinating the UN's work on water and sanitation

Management response. External review 2018.

11 April, 2019

UN-Water is the coordination mechanism for the United Nations’ (UN) action on water and sanitation. The mission of UN-Water is to enable the UN to ‘deliver as one’ on water-related issues by maximizing UN system- wide coordinated action and coherence. Through its Members and Partners, UN-Water ultimately works to strengthen Member States in their efforts to secure sustainable water and sanitation for all.

The External Review of UN-Water was carried out during 2017-2018 to assess current structures and capacities of UN-Water and to enable the coordination mechanism to better organize itself to meet upcoming expectations from Members, Partners and Member States. It made 10 recommendations to enhance the visibility of UN-Water within the international landscape, strengthen UN-Water governance, and facilitate the coordination of UN entities and programmes.