2019smm

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

  • Indonesia uses SWA Building Blocks to plan universal sanitation by 2019

    in Sector News

      In 2017, Indonesia joined SWA and is now on a steady path of providing universal sanitation access in the country. The strategy for achieving universal access is to expand the sanitation service coverage based on the need. For instance, basic sanitation access for 15% of the households that are…

  • Financing strategies to leave no one behind

    in Sector News

      By Guy Hutton, Senior Adviser, UNICEF, New York Since its inception, the Sanitation and Water for All partnership has recognized the primacy of financing in catalyzing sector progress. It has held four high-level meetings with finance ministers alongside the World Bank’s Spring Meetings; and it has used these as an…

  • Pulling back the curtain: 5 ways to understand why inequalities persist and how to push for change

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        by Catarina de Albuquerque, CEO, SWA   The ones left behind. The bottom of the pyramid. The poorest of the poor. The excluded. The last mile. The richest 1% of the population owns more than 50% of the planet’s wealth, and the disparity is growing. But is a focus…

  • Message from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees for the 2019 SMM

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      Water and sanitation are fundamental human rights without which survival itself and the fruitful enjoyment of all other human rights are threatened. The right to water and sanitation plays a central role in realizing permanent solutions for refugees. However, due to limited resources, and restrictive legal, policy or administrative…

  • Eswatini prepares for the 2019 SMM

    in Event Updates

      Preparations for the Sector Ministers' Meeting (SMM) are well underway in Eswatini. Working with the government focal point, SWA partners are planning some interactive activities which incorporate the preparations for the Sector Ministers’ Meeting in their national processes. Partners plan an inter-ministerial dialogue to engage with the broad sector stakeholders…

  • 2019 SMM message from Costa Rican Minister of the Environment

    in Sector News

      "It is not only important that we ministers meet to talk, to move forward, to share on the water and sanitation agenda. It is also very important to have the experts and the technicians who can help us to improve water legislation, on one side, the issue of financial mechanisms,…

  • Leave No One Behind WEBINAR SERIES: Mutual Accountability in Action

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        Wednesday, 27 February 09:00 New York / 17:00 Nairobi in EnglishWednesday, 27 February 23:00 NY / Thursday, 28 February 11:00 Bangkok in EnglishThursday, 28 February 09:00 New York / 14:00 Dakar in FrenchThursday, 28 February 12:00 New York / 11:00 Mexico City in Spanish Come and join us…

  • Message from Vice-minister of Water & Seas of Costa Rica

    in Event Updates

      "We are very proud to use this Ministers’ Meeting as an opportunity to offer our commitments to the sector, including those related to the SWA Mutual Accountability Mechanism framework. In fact, in the spirit of SWA, we have been working with different partners from civil society, other government institutions…

  • Message from First Lady of Costa Rica about the 2019 SMM

    in News Gallery

      In English "The success of this meeting can have a positive impact on the lives of millions of people. The scope of the targets related to water and sanitation in the Sustainable Development Goals will depend not only on the construction of more and bigger infrastructures, but on how…