• Progressing Aid Effectiveness in the WASH sector

    17 Jul 2014 in Partner Perspective Categories
    by Clare Battle, Policy Anlayst, Aid Effectiveness & Sector Strengthening, WaterAid

      As negotiations for a new set of post-2015 global development goals move forward, there is growing recognition that any framework for eradicating poverty must include universal access to water and sanitation. International commitment to a vision of universal access to WASH by a target date of 2030, as part…

  • Milestones and ambition

    11 Jun 2014 in HLM
    by Par Darren Saywell, Vice-président du Partenariat SWA

    Our previous High Level Meeting (HLMs) have been important for the Partnership, but I believe this year’s convening was a real game-changer for SWA. It demonstrated not only the growing maturity of the Partnership, but the increased recognition of our cause on the global stage. I firmly believe that SWA…

  • Country commitments give hope for real progress

    6 May 2014 in HLM
    by Ousséni Diallo, Directeur de la Croix verte internationale au Burkina Faso

    The High Level Meeting (HLM) and the Sector Ministers' Meeting (SMM) are the two most important meetings in the process of resolving the sanitation and water crisis that has plagued the world for a long time.  The commitments presented by each country show considerable progress in providing global access to…

  • SWA, a unique platform to raise the profile of WASH at the highest political level

    6 May 2014 in HLM
    by Thilo Panzerbieter, Executive Director, German Toilet Organization, Germany (End Water Poverty)

    I strongly believe in the Sanitation and Water for All Partnership (SWA), as it offers a unique platform for convinced WASH actors to join hands in raising the profile of water, sanitation and hygiene at the highest political level. Being elected by my colleagues as the “northern” Civil Society Representative…

  • Investing in water and sanitation: Increasing access, reducing inequalities

    8 Apr 2014 in
    by Dr Maria Neira, Director Public Health, Environmental and Social Determinants of Health, World Health Organization (WHO)

    With the 2014 High-Level Meeting (HLM) fast approaching, I wanted to emphasize how excited WHO is to play a role and to actively contribute. I am delighted to share the results of WHO’s work on the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS) initiative along with…