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

  • 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…

  • October - SWA Gender month

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      The realization of the human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation is essential for achieving gender equality, sustainable development and poverty alleviation. It also empowers women and addresses the root causes of poverty and gender inequality. However, these rights can only be realized when, not only men, but…

  • SWA appoints Regional Advisor - Africa

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      SWA is proud to announce the appointment of Ms. Nompumelelo Ntshalintshali-Motsa for the role of SWA Regional Coordinator – Africa. As a member of the SWA Secretariat (hosted by partner AMCOW), Ms. Ntshalintshali-Motsa will work to increase the active participation of African in-country SWA partners in their government’s planning,…

  • SWA Chair, Hon. Kevin Rudd meets with Nigerian President

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    The High-level Chair of Sanitation and Water for All, Hon. Kevin Rudd, met with Nigerian President Buhari at the 74th United Nations General Assembly in New York on Wednesday where the President stated that the government has demonstrated political will on water and sanitation, and would soon step up advocacy…

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

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      SWA 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)     Tuesday, 24 September 9:00 NY / 13:00 Dakar in FrenchThursday, 26 September 9:00 NY / 16:00 Nairobi in EnglishFriday, 27 September 6:30 NY / 17:30 Bangkok in EnglishWednesday, 16 October in Spanish, time to be confirmed…

  • 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…