Global Compact

WaterAid is honoured to be part of a group of 48 Australian businesses, industry groups, universities and civil society organisations convened by the Global Compact Network Australia to urge the Federal Government to remain focused on the need for a sustainable future, as it creates policies to aid recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a letter to the Prime Minister, the group called for the Government to use the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) - an internationally agreed framework for urgent action to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by all UN member states in 2015, including Australia - as a framework for policies that will build a stronger and more resilient economy and ensure “a better future for all”. The letter stresses the need to prioritise the most vulnerable members of society and to also address regional and social inequalities, the extent of which has been exposed through the impact of COVID-19.