News

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

  • SWA's CEO visits Peru and Colombia to discuss prioritization of sanitation, water and hygiene

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      SWA’s CEO, Catarina de Albuquerque, is currently  in Peru and Colombia to meet with the government and other partners. While Peru is already an SWA partner since 2017, SWA is hoping to persuade Colombia to join and follow the 8 Latin American and Caribbean countries that became partners in…

  • SWA Webinar - Sector Planning: Strategies and their implementation (GLAAS report)

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      Invitation to SWA WebinarSECTOR PLANNING: STRATEGIES AND THEIR IMPLEMENTATION (GLAAS report)     24 September, 9:00 (NY time) - French 26 September, 12:00 (NY time) - Spanish 26 September, 9:00 (NY time) - English/Africa 27 September, 6:15 (NY time) - English /Asia   This webinar will focus on results…

  • September: System Strengthening Month!

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      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…

  • Launch of the GLAAS Report at Stockholm World Water Week

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      The World Health Organization (WHO) and UN-Water launched the the UN-Water Global Assessment and Analysis of Sanitation and Drinking-Water 2019 (known as the GLAAS report) on Wednesday 28 August at Stockholm World Water Week. GLAAS surveyed 115 countries and territories, representing 4.5 billion people. It showed that, in an…

  • Celebrating 10 years of SWA and GLAAS

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    Article by Catarina de Albuquerque, CEO, SWA   In 2008, World Health Organization’s UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) was initiated as the evidence arm of Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) global partnership. As SWA works towards strengthening country processes, increasing political prioritization of water,…

  • SDG 6 Data Portal launched today

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      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…

  • Peru: Closing sanitation gaps with evidence-based investments in the sector

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      On 28th July, Peru celebrated the 198th anniversary of its Independence Day. The President of the Republic, Martín Vizcarra Cornejo announced that the Government remains committed to facilitating access to water and sanitation for more Peruvians. In the presidential address, he underlined that “as of July 2019, the Ministry of Housing, Construction and Sanitation has…

  • SWA at the Stockholm World Water Week 2019

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      SWA will be present at the 2019 World Water Week which will address the theme “Water for society – Including all”.  This event is a unique forum for experts, practitioners, decision-makers, private sector, civic communities, young professionals from water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector and a range of fields expertise…

  • Steering Committee elects new Chair and Vice-Chair

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      On 20 June the SWA Steering Committee met in Berlin for their first face-to-face meeting of 2019. The agenda included items such as the new SWA Strategy 2020-2030, the private sector’s engagement with the partnership and preparations for the 2020 Finance Ministers’ Meeting. The group also held elections for…

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