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18 Sep 2017 in Event Updates


Available now: 2017 HLMs Summary Report

The 2017 SWA High-Level Meetings, comprising a Sector Ministers’ Meeting and a Finance Ministers’ Meeting, were held in Washington D.C on 19 and 20 April. The two meetings gathered together 60 ministers responsible for finance, water, sanitation and hygiene, and representatives from civil society, development partners, academia and the private sector. In total, 59 countries were represented. This Summary Report includes meeting highlights. [wpdm_hotlink id=1069 link_label="Download here"]. The 2017 SWA…

  • SWA at the IRC Symposium on monitoring sustainable WASH service delivery, preparing for AfricaSan 4 and the 2014 HLM

    in Event Updates

    SWA was present at the IRC Symposium on monitoring sustainable WASH service delivery in Addis Ababa from 9 to 11 April 2013. SWA secretariat and partners held a session to share the main achievements of SWA since the 2012 High Level Meeting and initial guidelines around how to prepare for…

  • 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…

  • JMP WHO/UNICEF: MDG target on sanitation is projected to be missed by half a billion people

    in Sector News

    At the current rate of progress, the 2015 Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of halving the proportion of the 1990 population without sanitation will miss by eight per cent, or half a billion people. This is the warning from the WHO and UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) update 2013, Progress on Sanitation and…

  • High Level Panel Report offers hope to the water, sanitation and hygiene sector

    in Sector News

    The Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership salutes the High Level Panel for the recognition in their report that water, sanitation and hygiene are fundamental to development and the elimination of poverty. We are heartened and inspired by the proposed goal to achieve universal access to water and sanitation.…