Sector News

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

  • September: System Strengthening Month!

    in Sector News

      Are taps and toilets enough? Or, do we need to strengthen the system. System Strengthening means increased collaboration with sector partners to rebuild the national and local systems, such as governing institutions, infrastructure and resources, needed for quality, universality and sustainability of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services. A…

  • SDG 6 Data Portal launched today

    in Sector News

      The SDG 6 Data Portal is one of the flagship products of UN-Water’s Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6. The portal brings together data on all the SDG 6 global indicators and other key social, economic and environmental parameters, and tracks overall progress towards SDG 6 at global, regional…

  • Over 50 ministers to agree on decisive actions to end inequalities in access to water and sanitation at SWA Sector Ministers’ Meeting

    in Event Updates

      San José, 4 April 2019 – Over 50 ministers came together to agree on joint action towards achieving universal access to water, sanitation and hygiene at the two-day SWA 2019 Sector Ministers’ Meeting. These discussions among ministers and their development partners mark a breakthrough in the global approach to…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 2019 SMM message from Costa Rican Minister of the Environment

    in Sector News

      "It is not only important that we ministers meet to talk, to move forward, to share on the water and sanitation agenda. It is also very important to have the experts and the technicians who can help us to improve water legislation, on one side, the issue of financial mechanisms,…

  • 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…

  • Message from Vice-minister of Water & Seas of Costa Rica

    in Event Updates

      "We are very proud to use this Ministers’ Meeting as an opportunity to offer our commitments to the sector, including those related to the SWA Mutual Accountability Mechanism framework. In fact, in the spirit of SWA, we have been working with different partners from civil society, other government institutions…

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