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12 May 2017 in


Celebrating Mothers and Recognizing their Sanitation and Water Burdens

As Mother’s Day is celebrated on Sunday in 86 countries across the world, from the US to Bhutan to Tanzania, we recognize mothers’ contributions to their families, societies and countries, and the burden that so many of them still have to shoulder in dealing with vastly inadequate water and sanitation facilities. SWA partners are working to change that. Our vision is a world where all women are encouraged to share…

  • Chair’s Statement Following the 2017 HLMs: Summary and Call to Action


    In April 2017, the Sanitation and Water for All global partnership gathered together 60 ministers responsible for finance, water, sanitation and hygiene, as part of a cycle of regular High-level Meetings. The meetings also involved representatives from civil society, development partners, academia and the private sector. Together, participants addressed the…

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    Civil Society Messages during the SWA High-level Meetings


    Answering the SDG challenge means putting the most marginalized populations at the centre of our common action and working collaboratively. On the 19th and 20th of April 2017 the Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) Partnership, UNICEF and the World Bank hosted the High-level Meetings (HLM) in Washington DC focusing…

  • Matt Damon joins World Bank President, and UN Deputy Secretary-General to open Finance Ministers' Meeting


    The first part of the Finance Ministers’ Meeting on 20 April will be live-streamed, 17:00-17:30 (Eastern Time). Access via https://live.worldbank.org/water-and-sanitation (Washington DC, 5PM, 18 April 2017) - The SWA partnership’s Finance Ministers' Meeting will be opened by World Bank Group President, Jim Yong Kim, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Amina J. Mohammed, and…

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    GLAAS 2017 report: Investments in water and sanitation need “radical increase”


    Countries are not increasing spending fast enough to meet the water and sanitation targets under the SDGs, says the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) 2017. The report is published by the World Health Organization (WHO) on behalf of UN-Water – the United Nations inter-agency coordination…

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    Partner Perspectives #HLM2017 series: Chad’s Civil Society gets ready for the SWA HLM


    The Partners Perspectives #HLM2017 series in preparations for the 2017 SWA High-level Meetings (HLMs) has a blog post from A.ction Against Hunger (Action Contre la Faim - ACF).  In order to prepare Chad civil society’s contribution to the HLM, ACF Chad, ROSCINUT (SUN network) and REAT  (Réseau Assainissement et Eau au…

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    World Bank's message on the importance of the upcoming SWA 2017 FMM


    Guangzhe Chen, Senior Director of the Water Global Practice at the World Bank Group, welcomes partners to the upcoming SWA 2017 High-level Meetings. The Finance Ministers’ Meeting (FMM), convened by the World Bank on behalf of the SWA partnership, will take place on 20 April. “We're working hard with our…

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    Partner Perspectives #HLM2017 series: SWA CSOs working together in Uganda to contribute to 2017 HLM preparations


    The Partners Perspectives #HLM2017 series in preparations for the 2017 SWA High-level Meetings (HLMs) has a blog post from the Uganda Water and Sanitation NGO Network (UWASNET). In March, the UWASNET convened a SWA-CSO country level meeting to review country’s progress on SWA commitments, contribute to the development of the country…

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    In Memoriam: Piers Cross

    in News Categories

    We have lost a much-loved friend and colleague: Piers Cross died on March 29, 2017. Throughout a long career in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector, Piers advised governments, supported civil society networks, was instrumental in the creation of the AfricaSan regional process, worked for leading sector organizations, including the…

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    EnvI Sudan celebrates WWD with high-level event

    in Country Processes

    EnvI Sudan (an SWA CSO partner) celebrated World Water Day with an event advocating for the achievement of SDG 6. The celebration took place in the premises of the Sudanese Businessmen & Employers Federation on 22 March. The Directors of the Water & Sanitation Corporations (at the Federal and State…