29 Mar, 2019
On 4th and 5th of April 2019, the Sanitation and Water for All is organizing the Sector Ministers’ Meeting, co-convened by UNICEF and the Inter-American Development Bank and hosted by the Government of Costa Rica. Within SWA, Civil Society has an important role to play alongside and in collaboration with governments, donors, and other development partners and stakeholders for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) especially SDG6.
As the overall theme for 2019 SMM is ‘Leave no one behind’, this presents an opportunity for Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) that will be present at the meeting, to bring out the voices of the most marginalized to the Sector Ministers’ Meeting in San Jose, Costa Rica.
CSOs call upon all stakeholders, notably governments, to work together to ensure “for all” is at the forefront of the implementation of SDG strategies. The goal of ‘leaving no one behind’ is relevant for all countries, developed and developing.
The key messages that will be put forward by CSOs at the 2019 SMM are following:
SWA High-level Meetings such as 2019 Sector Ministers’ Meeting mark an important moment for all stakeholders to evaluate progress in the WASH sector and exchange learnings and key challenges for achieving SDGs. Even after the SMM, Civil Society will continue to engage with their governments to ensure those who are left behind must be reached first and that the all the sectors’ actors are mutually accountable for progress
Please find the longer version of the CSO messages in English, Spanish and French, here.