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

  • SWA Executive Chair speaks on Water in Peacebuilding

    in Events

    SWA's Executive Chair, Ms. Catarina de Albuquerque, participated recently in a panel discussion on Water in Peacebuilding Activities at Lund University in Sweden. This discussion was part of a workshop covering Post-Conflict Situations and the Role of the Security Council. Ms. de Albuquerque spoke of the obstacles when dealing with water…

  • "If climate change is a shark, water is its teeth” - SWA discusses water resilience at SWWW

    in Event Updates

      On Thursday, August 31st, the Sanitation and Water for All Executive Chair, Catarina de Albuquerque, was a panellist in a session entitled "Building a resilient future through water". Opening addresses were presented by H.E. Mr. János Áder, the President of Hungary, and H.E Mrs Charafat Afailal, Secretary of State…

  • JMP update highlights progress and inequalities in access to WASH

    in News Categories

    Some 3 in 10 people worldwide, or 2.1 billion, lack access to safe, readily available water at home, and 6 in 10, or 4.5 billion, lack safely managed sanitation, according to a new report by WHO and UNICEF. The Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) report, Progress on drinking water, sanitation and hygiene:…

  • Catarina de Albuquerque, SWA Executive Chair, winner of IWA Global Water Award 2016

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    Catarina de Albuquerque has been named the winner of the 2016 IWA Global Water Award. The award recognizes the exceptional role she has played as the driving force behind the recognition of the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation. In its citation, the Award Committee says that, “Catarina de Albuquerque…

  • Steering Committee Decisions

    in Event Updates

    The Steering Committee of SWA met in person in Lisbon on 27-28 June 2016. [wpdm_hotlink id=898 link_label="Access the Steering Committee Decisions"]

  • SWA at Stockholm World Water Week 2016

    in Event Updates

      Side Event at World Water Week in Stockholm Sanitation and Water for All : Contributing to the Follow-up and Review of SDG 6   Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) hosted a multi-stakeholder dialogue on the follow-up and review process for Goal 6 on Sunday 28 August 2016 at…

  • SWA at the High-level Political Forum

    in Event Updates

    The Sanitation and Water for All partnership supported the organisation of a side event at the High-level Political Forum at the United Nations entitled “Tracking Progress to Ensure No-one is Left Behind - Contributing to Follow Up and Review of the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Targets of the SDGs”.  The…

  • SWA at Africa Water Week

    in Event Updates

    The 6th Africa Water Week (AWW-6) was convened from 18-22 July 2016 under the auspices of the African Ministers Council on Water (AMCOW) in conjunction with the Department of Rural Economy and Agriculture of the African Union Commission. The conference was hosted by the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania…

  • SWA welcomes Brazil, the Democratic Republic of Congo, the Maldives, and Morocco

    in SWA Updates

    SWA is thrilled to count four new countries as partners. We look forward to working with them in the future and to support their relationship with the Secretariat, other partners and external stakeholders.  WASH in Brazil According to the WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Program, 34% of their population gained access to…

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