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

  • Appointment to Compliance Committee under the Protocol on Water and Health

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    I am excited to share with all the SWA partners that I have recently been elected as a new member of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)-WHO/Europe Protocol on Water and Health Compliance Committee. The Protocol on Water and Health is a legally binding instrument aimed at “achieving an…

  • ‘Sex for Water’- How women are paying the price of water

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      By Sareen Malik, Coordinator, African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation (ANEW) and SWA Steering Committee Vice-Chair © UNICEF/Chudeau Corruption in the water sector is not new. But when the currency to access this service is a woman’s body, corruption is showing a different face. Unfortunately, many of…

  • SWA Webinar: Launching the preparatory process of the 2020 Finance Ministers' Meeting

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      SWA Webinar:Launching the preparatory process of the2020 Finance Ministers' Meeting  Wednesday, 27 November 8:00 NY / 16:00 Nairobi in EnglishWednesday, 27 November 23:00 NY / 11:00 Bangkok in EnglishThursday, 28 November 8:00 NY / 13:00 Dakar in FrenchThursday, 28 November 12:00 NY / 11:00 Mexico City in Spanish  …

  • World Toilet Day: How Civil Society is supporting Government’s Clean Nigeria campaign 

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      Nigeria ranks second among countries practicing open defecation globally– with 24% of the population (47 million people) still practicing open defecation. In November 2018, President Muhammadu Buhari declared a state of emergency on Nigeria’s water supply, sanitation, and hygiene. This was soon followed by a national campaign – Clean Nigeria: Use the…

  • Burkina Faso: Innovative mechanism for community financing of sanitation

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      ‘Nuits de l’Assainissement’- nights for sanitation wherein community members, opinion leaders, and local authorities come together for a common goal: improving sanitation and hygiene conditions in the region. These nights are organized by the Regional Directorates of water and sanitation in collaboration with the Directorate general of Sanitation and a partner NGO. Sanitation night is…

  • 30 years on: Child Rights are Human Rights- they have no expiry date!

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    Today, November 20, 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Convention, that was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 20 November 1989, aims to protect the rights of all children, everywhere to be free from discrimination, violence and neglect. This year…

  • The pain of carrying water

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      By Virginia Roaf, SWA Senior Advisor Those of us living and working in the North are familiar with the images of incredibly elegant,  beautifully dressed women carrying water on their heads – in buckets, in calabashes, in bowls, walking through the desert, or along a mountain path, perhaps with…

  • World Food Day: Celebrating the link between nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene

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      By Gerda Verburg, UN Assistant Secretary General and Coordinator, SUN Movement and Catarina Albuquerque, first UN Rapporteur on the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation and SWA Chief Executive Officer   The connection between kitchen and toilet might be an unsavory one, but it is actually a life or…

  • Global Handwashing Day: Making a case to leave no one behind

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      Global Handwashing Day: Making a case to leave no one behindInterview with Om Prasad Gautam, Senior WASH Manager for Hygiene, WaterAid The Sustainable Development Goal 6.2 uses handwashing with soap as an indicator for national and global monitoring. This clearly highlights the importance of hygiene and its close links…