Today (October 15, 2018) is Global Handwashing Day! Have you already washed your hands? This year, the focus is on highlighting the links between handwashing and food – including good food hygiene and nutrition.
Anniversaries tend to be moments of remembrance and/or celebration. And on the third anniversary of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), it seems like we should all take a moment to remember the commitments made, as opposed to purely celebrating them.
A mapping study of social inclusive strategies and approaches in WASH programmes and projects of a selection of Dutch based and international organisations active in the WASH sector. The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DGIS) and Simavi (Watershed) invite you to join a side event with a report launch on social inclusion, contributing to the global WASH goals of Leaving No One Behind, the World Water Week theme for 2019.
Between October 2017 – March 2018, a study was conducted on national accountability mechanisms for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. This research was led by partners and members of organisations including Coalition Eau, End Water Poverty, Watershed Empowering Citizens Consortium, the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) with the support of Sanitation and Water for All (SWA).
Just a few weeks ago leaders from all around the world came together at the United Nations High Level Political Forum (HLPF) in New York to ask governments, donors and other stakeholders to increase their efforts towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) for 2030. These goals were established by the UN in 2015 to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Current progress toward all 17 targets was discussed over two weeks at UN Headquarters, including a three-hour session on SDG 6, Water and Sanitation. The situation that emerged was troubling, posing the reflection whether we are on track to provide all citizens with clean water and safe sanitation by 2030.
This week Simavi will attend the attend the High Political forum of the United Nations. The high-level political forum on sustainable development will meet from Monday, 9 July, to Wednesday, 18 July 2018. 2018 HLPF reviews the implementation of SDG 6 – Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all. The 2030 Sustainable Agenda is universal and transformative for all Member States. It aims to end poverty in all its forms and “shift the world on to a sustainable and resilient path”.
A special side event taking place at the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) 2018. With the Watershed consortium Simavi will co-present the findings of a Global Study on National Accountability Mechanisms for SDG 6, conducted in 25 countries.