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Commitments from the 2014 High Level Meeting

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Total: 6 Commitments

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GDC renews the ongoing commitment to provide 30 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa with sustainable access to water and/or sanitation until 2015, including 5 million people with access to sanitation.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

- Approx. 25 Mio people were provided with sustainable access to water


- Approx. 5 Mio people got access to sustainable sanitation.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

- Continuation of existing efforts



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

Germany remains committed to the realization of the human right to water and sanitation worldwide, in line with pro-poor principles.

2015
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Political Prioritization

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Milestones of Progress:

- Ongoing: Germany continues to follow the HR-based approach including monitoring of human rights (HR)-based access definitions for water and sanitation


- Inclusion of HR approach in a vision for a sustainable world in global partnership (\"Zukunftscharta\", 2014) including reference to water and sanitation.


- Inclusion of demand to incorporate HR in post-2015 framework in report of the German Government in [...] Dec 2014.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

- Continuation of existing efforts



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No Data


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

The German government supports the inclusion of improvement of water quality and quantity, and the reduction of water pollution, in the context of the post-2015-agenda discussions.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

- Aspects have been included in the main message of the German government for the post-2015 negotiation process.


- Germany also continues to support JMP and has committed to supporting the new monitoring initiative GEMI founded by UN-Habitat, UNEP, WHO and other organizations, which puts a special focus on water quality, waste water and [...] water resource management.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

- The Water Goal as proposed by the OWG has to be adopted by the UNGA.


- A corresponding monitoring and review framework needs to be developed ensuring inclusion of water quality and quantity parameters and reduction of water pollution with the corresponding indicators.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

BMZ’s Development Cooperation will continue to prioritize universal access to basic sanitation and hygiene significantly within their portfolio.

2015
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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

- Germany integrates sanitation wherever reasonable and possible and does not conduct stand-alone water projects.


- Germany continues to support the Sustainable [...] Sanitation Alliance (SuSaNa)



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

- Continuation of existing efforts



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

No Data


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence

GDC commits to take further into account cross-sectoral interlinkages with the objective of anchoring interdependencies between the three sectors in policy coherence and in implementation: e.g. by re-use of wastewater, minimizing water losses and reducing pollution of water resources.

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National Planning Processes

Policy and Plans

Milestones of Progress:

- Germany continues to support regional cross-sectoral dialogue processes led by regional organisations focusing on specific policy issues in order to tackle cross-sectorial bottlenecks.


- With support from Germany, dialogues have been conducted by AMCOW and the Nile Basin Initiative. A roadmap on the Nexus dialogue approach has been adopted by the Arab League in 2014.


- Germany also advocates for linkages between the three sectors within the [...] post 2015 monitoring framework.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

- Additional Nexus discussions in Africa, Asia (Mekong Area), Central Asia, Latin America and the South-Eastern Europe.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Possible (with extra effort)


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No influence

In the context of the elaboration of the post-2015-agenda the German government advocates a goal on universal access to water and sanitation and the implementation of an integrated water resource management.

2015
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Political Prioritization

Visibility

Milestones of Progress:

- Proposal for unviersal access to water and sanitation is included in the main message of the German government for the post-2015 negotiation process.


- OWG has adopted universal access to water in its goal 6.1; Sanitation for all included in 6.2 and IIWRM included in 6.5.


- Germany supports GEMI initiative with a focus on IWRM. Corresponding indicator sggestions have been developed by Germany to be fed into the [...] monitoring debate.



Steps Remaining to Fully Achieve:

- Adoption of the goal within the SDG negotiations and the UNGA in September 2015.



Likely to Achieve for 2016?

Yes, likely


Influence of 2014 HLM on progress of commitment:

No Influence