WaterAid is delighted to work with member states and other non-state actors to promote the role of water and sanitation in the post-2015 framework.
We were formally involved in the following events:
Saturday 26 September, Convene Park Avenue, 14:00 - 16:00
Alongside the missions of France and Japan and organised by the Global Health Council (GHC), we are sponsoring this event with the support of the GE Foundation, Intrahealth, Frontline Health Workers Coalition and partners. It seeks to highlight the importance of an integrated approach to the implementation of the new SDGs.
While safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) are well reflected in the SDGs in Goal 6, in partnership with GHC we will look at the the importance of water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) to health outcomes. The event will examine practical steps to deliver on the promise of a unified Sustainable Development agenda by looking at how we can better integrate health care and WASH.
Tuesday 29 September, UNHQ, 13:15 - 14:30
We are supporting this event alongside UN Water, Unicef, the Women for Water Partnership and the Sanitation and the Water for All partnership. It is co-sponsored by the governments of South Africa, the Netherlands, Hungary and Bangladesh. It will focus on three core objectives:
- Celebrating the ambition and vision of the SDG agenda, and the central role of water, sanitation and hygiene.
- Reflecting on the ways in which eliminating inequalities and ensuring access to water, sanitation and hygiene are a crucial condition to the success of the Goals, and the links between Goal 6 and other Goals and Targets, highlighting the link between Goals 5 and 6 in particular.
- Discussing practical actions that countries and development partners can take in the first 12 months after adoption of the SDGs to ensure progress on water, sanitation and hygiene, while learning from past experience and adopting an integral approach that takes into account the entire water and sanitation cycle, including domestic and industrial wastewaters.
Request to join the event at http://bit.ly/sdsummitevent