Metadata on Suggested Indicators for Global Monitoring of SDG 6 on Water and Sanitation

Compiled for the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators
1 April, 2016

Updated 1 April 2016

UN-Water serves as an Observer to the Inter-agency and Expert Group on Sustainable Development Goal Indicators to provide consolidated technical input on Goal 6 on water and sanitation. For Goal 6, the UN-Water family suggests a set of twelve core indicators that are needed to monitoring the eight targets globally. The suggested indicators result from an extensive consultative process within and outside of the UN-Water family, including all UN agencies involved in global monitoring of water and sanitation, international partners in the sector from academia, civil society and business, and the Member States.

For more in-depth information about the proposed monitoring methodologies for targets 6.1, 6.2 and the wastewater part of 6.3, please refer to the statistical note prepared by WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation (JMP)