A call to action for SDG 6 - A joint letter ahead of UN 2023 Water Conference

March 10, 2023
6. Clean Water and Sanitation

A group of Canadian non-governmental organizations have written an Open Letter to the Government of Canada ahead of the United Nations Water Conference asking Canada to -immediately act on the universal need, value and right to water.

The UN 2023 Water Conference will take place at UN Headquarters in New York, March 22nd to 24th. While March 22nd marks World Water Day each year, this conference is long overdue as the first global UN conference on water in 46 years. Co-hosted by the Government of Tajikistan and the Kingdom of The Netherlands, the Conference proceedings center on "Our watershed moment: uniting the world for water." It aims to build new commitments, pledges and actions by Governments and all stakeholders towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, and water-related targets across all SDGs, in order to move us collectively towards the Water Action Agenda.

Read The Full Open Letter in English
Read The Full Open Letter in French


  • ​ADRA
  • ​AQOCI
  • ​Arbre-Evolution
  • ​Canadian Feed the Children 
  • ​Canadian Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases
  • ​CAWST
  • ​Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources
  • ​Des Rives
  • ​Grandmothers advocacy network
  • ​Jane Goodall Institute
  • ​Le Semoir
  • ​MEDA
  • ​Mennonite Central Committee
  • ​Observatoire International Des Droits De La Nature
  • ​Operation Eyesight
  • ​Orbis
  • ​Oriole Global Health
  • ​Oxfam
  • ​Oxfam Quebec
  • ​RESULTS Canada (Canada)
  • ​Ryan’s Well Foundation (Canada)
  • ​Save the children 
  • ​Secrétariat International de l'Eau / SIE - ISW
  • ​SOCODEVI (Canada)
  • ​SUCO
  • ​Sustainability in the digital age
  • ​WaterAid Canada