9 Sep, 2013
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 end to open defecation by 2025 and pointed to SWA as a key platform for action. Of the 2012 SWA High Level Meeting, he said it was, “One of the best meetings I can recall” because it involved Finance Ministers and encouraged increasing budgets.
Watch the full conversation (Jan Eliasson talks about SWA at 14:35).