News

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

  • 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…

  • Video: Connection between the SWA 2019 SMM & LationSan - Ms. Yamileth Astorga, President of Aya

    in News Gallery

        "We have been holding meetings with ministries and representatives from the different sectors of society - civil society sector, the academic sector and the private sector. This is very important to be able to unite efforts in order to hopefully bring access to drinking water to the 100% of…

  • 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…

  • Submitting commitments under the Mutual Accountability Mechanism

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    Make a commitment!   This Sector Ministers’ Meeting provides the first opportunity for countries and partners to table commitments under the Mutual Accountability Mechanism! We hope that in your preparation for the SMM, you have identified your country’s priorities, and have been able to define commitments which you, and your…

  • Webinar: Final Preparations for the 2019 SMM

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      Leave No One Behind Series: Final preparations for the Sector Ministers' Meeting and a closer look at the Ministerial DialoguesWednesday, 20 March 09:00 New York / 16:00 Nairobi in EnglishWednesday, 20 March 23:00 NY / Thursday, 21 March 10:00 Bangkok in EnglishThursday, 21 March 09:00 New York / 13:00…

  • SWA appoints Regional Coordinator for Latin America and Caribbean

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      SWA is pleased to announce that Cesarina Quintana was appointed SWA’s Regional Coordinator - Latin America and Caribbean. Mrs. Quintana will be hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank. Mrs. Quintana is an economist with long experience in international cooperation, water, and sanitation, who brings to the SWA partnership a…

  • SWA Partners Discuss Mutual Accountability - Webinar Report

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      On 27 and 28 February, SWA hosted a webinar on how the Mutual Accountability Mechanism is being operationalized, showcasing countries that are already working with the Mechanism to identify commitments and discuss the challenges and opportunities it provides.  More than 140 participants from over 42 countries joined the webinar,…

  • 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…