SWA Updates

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

    in Event Updates

      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

    in Sector News

    [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…

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

    in Event Updates

    [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…

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

    in Sector News

      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…

  • Financing strategies to leave no one behind

    in Sector News

      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…

  • SWA appoints Joost Kooijmans as Chief Operating Officer

    in SWA Updates

      SWA is proud to announce the appointment of Joost Kooijmans as Chief Operating Officer. Joost has worked in a variety of different sectors within various countries before joining SWA. He worked at UNICEF as Advisor on International Financial Institutions and as a Senior Advisor on Child Labour UNICEF. Prior…

  • OUT NOW: 2019 SMM Social Media Toolkit

    in Event Updates

      We hope you will join us in posting content from this toolkit during the run-up to the SWA 2019 Sector Ministers' Meeting and on the days of the event – 4-5 April. This toolkit includes: key messages, video and visual assets for you to post on social media along…