SDG 6 Action Space

“Our world as we know it and the future we want are at risk. Despite considerable efforts these past four years, we are not on track to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030. We must dramatically step up the pace of implementation as we enter a decisive decade for people and the planet. We must connect the dots across all that we do – as individuals, civic groups, corporations, municipalities and Member States of the United Nations – and truly embrace the principles of inclusion and sustainability.” António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General

Delivering the promise – Safe water and sanitation for all

SDG 6—ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all—is alarmingly off track. At the current rate of progress, the world will not reach the SDG 6 targets by 2030. Everyone must dramatically step up.

As part of the UN Secretary-General’s Decade of Action to deliver the Global Goals, accelerating progress towards the SDG 6 targets can yield immediate benefits.

All sectors of society will need to mobilize to generate the required transformations.

This is why the UN has launched the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework – a unifying initiative that involves all sectors of society to speed up progress by improving support to countries.

Accelerating progress through action

Everyone has a role in solving the water and sanitation crisis. By recording and sharing actions we can review progress and use the latest evidence on what works, learn quickly from failure and adapt to changing realities. You can take action in two ways.

National governments and any non-state actors, record your initiatives as part of the SDG Acceleration Actions. These are initiatives voluntarily undertaken to accelerate the SDG implementation, individually or in partnership and are recorded on UNDESA’s online platform.
We all have our part to play. People, governments, civil society, private sector, the UN system – this is the moment to take action to solve the water and sanitation crisis. Add your name to join the movement and get things done.

SDG Acceleration Actions

Want to see what change looks like? Browse ongoing initiatives and get inspired.