News

Welcome to the "updates" section where you can find the latest updates of the partnership. 

  • Message from UN Secretary-General to the SWA Sector Ministers’ Meeting

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      It is a pleasure to greet this important meeting on sanitation and water for all.      Achieving safe and sustainable water and sanitation access for all is an urgent challenge. Every year since the 1980s, global water use has increased. But this does not mean that everyone has access…

  • Disrupt the status quo! Message by Neil Dhot on behalf of the Private Sector Constituency

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    [caption id="attachment_20099" align="aligncenter" width="647"] Government, Private Sector. Civil Society and other development partners meet in Nigeria to prepare for the 2019 SMM[/caption]   A message by Neil Dhot – SWA Private Sector Constituency Chairman Disrupt the status quo!   This is one of the pre-meeting messages from the SWA, and…

  • Civil Society Messages for the 2019 Sector Ministers’ Meeting

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      [caption id="attachment_20092" align="aligncenter" width="611"] Civil Society Organizations in Zambia hold consultations to develop commitments under the Mutual Accountability Mechanism[/caption] On 4th and 5th of April 2019, the Sanitation and Water for All is organizing the Sector Ministers’ Meeting, co-convened by UNICEF and the Inter-American Development Bank and hosted by…

  • Homegrown commitments – Pakistan’s approach to developing commitments from the bottom-up

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    [caption id="attachment_20121" align="aligncenter" width="549"] SWA partners briefing The Hon. Zartaj Gull, Minister of Climate Change, on the 2019 SMM and the Mutual Accountability Mechanism[/caption] Pakistan has been a partner of SWA since 2010 and has been represented by the Ministry of Climate Change in the partnership. Pakistan has made significant…

  • Messages from the Research & Learning constituency for the 2019 Sector Ministers' Meeting

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      Research and Learning is a key building block for good quality and sustainable WASH services”  Why? Because it is the basis for evidence based decision making; Because it provides the insights necessary to be more efficient and effective; Because it creates the ability to adapt in the face of…

  • Indonesia uses SWA Building Blocks to plan universal sanitation by 2019

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      In 2017, Indonesia joined SWA and is now on a steady path of providing universal sanitation access in the country. The strategy for achieving universal access is to expand the sanitation service coverage based on the need. For instance, basic sanitation access for 15% of the households that are…

  • East Asia and Pacific take strides in adopting SWA framework and working towards SDGs

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    East Asia and Pacific take strides in adopting SWA framework and working towards SDGs While the developing countries continue to grapple with access to safe sanitation and safe drinking water, the East Asia and Pacific Regional office (EAPRO) of UNICEF organised an important week long workshop on mobilising political will…

  • Financing strategies to leave no one behind

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      By Guy Hutton, Senior Adviser, UNICEF, New York Since its inception, the Sanitation and Water for All partnership has recognized the primacy of financing in catalyzing sector progress. It has held four high-level meetings with finance ministers alongside the World Bank’s Spring Meetings; and it has used these as an…

  • Pulling back the curtain: 5 ways to understand why inequalities persist and how to push for change

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        by Catarina de Albuquerque, CEO, SWA   The ones left behind. The bottom of the pyramid. The poorest of the poor. The excluded. The last mile. The richest 1% of the population owns more than 50% of the planet’s wealth, and the disparity is growing. But is a focus…