News.Jun 04, 2015

Water goal maintains prominent position in newest version of the UN SDG proposal

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The much anticipated zero draft of the outcome document for the UN Summit in September 2015, which will adopt the Post-2015 Development Agenda, has just been published. SIWI is encouraged by the very promising news that Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all, and all its targets, are still included.

SIWI applauds this reaffirmation by the UN that water plays a fundamental role in building peaceful, prosperous, fair and sustainably developed societies and strongly supports this pivotal step towards a post 2015 agenda where an all-encompassing water goal has a prominent place.

Entitled ‘Transforming our World by 2030 – a New Agenda for Global Action‘, the draft covers the four components of the Agenda: an opening Declaration; the Sustainable Development Goals and targets; Means of Implementation and the Global Partnership; and Follow-up and Review.