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  • open defecation

    DSG launches new campaign to break silence on open defecation

    in Event Updates

    As part of his Call to Action on Sanitation, the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, launched on 28 May a new campaign to break silence on open defecation and spur dialogue and action on the most lacking target of the MDGs. “I am here to talk about something the world…

  • The Sanitation and Water for All Sector Ministers' Meeting 2014

    Unprecedented attendance at the 2014 HLM to address access to water and sanitation, bolster growth and reduce inequalities

    in Event Updates

      United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Yong Kim and SWA Chair John Kufuor open the 3rd SWA HLM At the 2014 SWA High Level Meeting (HLM), ministers for finance, water, sanitation and development cooperation from developing countries tabled 319 individual commitments designed to speed up…

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    High-level breakfast at the UN General Assembly

    in Event Updates

    During the 68th session of the UN General Assembly in New York in September 2013, H.E Kufuor co-chaired a roundtable breakfast meeting with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to discuss linkages between nutrition and water, sanitation and hygiene.  Amongst the seventeen high-level decision makers present were Ms. Rachel Kyte, Vice…

  • PC on Water Day

    SWA to help answer DSG Call for Action on Sanitation

    in Sector News

    Ambassador Jan Eliasson, UN Deputy Secretary-General, launched a Call to Action on Sanitation on the eve of World Water Day in the presence of leaders of agencies within the UN system, the World Bank, governments, private sector and civil society. Darren Saywell, SWA Vice-Chair, attended the launch and recommended the DSG build on…

  • UN Deputy Secretary-General announces the 2014 High Level Meeting

    in SWA Updates

    The UN Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, announced the 2014 SWA High Level Meeting (HLM) on 19 April 2013 at an event co hosted by the World Bank and the United Nations. The announcement came just one month after the DSG launched his own Call to Action on Sanitation, where he called for an…