News.Feb 20, 2014

SIWI supports UN-Water recommendations for a water goal

As part of a year long expert consultation process to analyse the role water could play in the Post-2015 development agenda, UN-Water hosted a side event at United Nations headquarters in New York on Wed 18th February.

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The side event, titled ‘UN-Water Technical Advice on a Possible Water Goal’ brought together actors to discuss the recent UN-Water recommendations report ‘A Post-2015 Global Goal for Water: Synthesis of key findings and recommendations from UN-Water’.

The recommendation paper consists of a technical advice from the UN system to Member States on what a possible water-related goal could look like and how it would capture the fundamental importance of water for both humans and the environment.

The outcome – in the form of an evidence-based paper and an Executive Summary – recommends a prioritisation of water through a dedicated goal with five interlinked targets that builds on and extends existing commitments such as the Millennium Development Goals and the priorities agreed at Rio+20.