SWA Updates

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…

  • High-level Chair’s Statement from the Sector Ministers’ Meeting

    in News Gallery

    SMM Chair's Statement, San Jose, April 2019  Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) is a global partnership with over 200 members including national governments, external support agencies, civil society organizations, private sector organizations and other development partners. They all work together to increase political commitment to water supply, sanitation and…

  • 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…

  • Critical mass: An overview of the Mutual Accountability Mechanism at the Sector Ministers' Meeting

    in Event Updates

    [caption id="attachment_19084" align="aligncenter" width="567"] SWA partners draft commitments at the "Mutual Accountability Mechanism Kick-off Meeting" - Lisbon, 2018[/caption]   All SWA partners have been working hard over the last few months to prepare for this fifth Sector Ministers' Meeting. There have been many multi-stakeholder discussions across the SWA partnership to…

  • 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…