Blueprint for Acceleration: Sustainable Development Goal 6 Synthesis Report on Water and Sanitation 2023
Progress towards internationally agreed water-related goals and targets, including Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6 “to ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030”, is alarmingly off-track.
Blueprint for Acceleration: SDG 6 Synthesis Report on Water and Sanitation 2023 aims to provide a strategic response to the outcomes of the UN 2023 Water Conference, including the Water Action Agenda, and contribute to the discussions of Member States and relevant stakeholders at the 2023 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), which includes a Special Event focused on SDG 6 and the Water Action Agenda.
The SDG 6 Synthesis Report on Water and Sanitation 2023 provides a “blueprint” to accelerate progress on water and sanitation, including the implementation of Water Action Agenda commitments. As a blueprint, the report will be a concise guide to delivering concrete results – offering actionable policy recommendations directed towards senior decision-makers in Member States, other stakeholders, and the United Nations System to get the world on track to achieve SDG 6 by 2030.
The report, written by the UN-Water family of Members and Partners, provides a forward-looking collective vision for sustainable and resilient water and sanitation management in the second part of the 2030 Agenda.
Key Findings and Recommendations
UN-Water’s publications can be divided into two main groups: the publications that represent all Members and Partners of UN-Water – the collective products – and the publications that are under the UN-Water umbrella but produced by groups or individual UN-Water Members and/or Partners – the related products.
SDG 6 Special Event at the 2023 HLPF
At UN headquarters in New York, the 2023 High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF), 10-19 July 2023, will review SDG 6 on clean water and sanitation, SDG 7 on affordable and clean energy, SDG 9 on industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 11 on sustainable cities and communities, and SDG 17 on partnerships for the Goals, under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council.
The SDG 6 in-depth review will take place on the 11 July, and the SDG 6 Special Event on the 17 July 2023.