Coordinating the UN's work on water and sanitation

To provide Member States with the global status on the progress on SDG 6, UN-Water has produced the SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation.

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In 2015, UN Member States adopted the historic 2030 Agenda, setting universal and transformative goals and targets, and committing to working tirelessly for their full implementation. To ensure that no one is left behind, it will be vital to track progress towards the goals.

This is why Member States follow-up and review the 2030 Agenda and its 17 goals every year at the High-level Political Forum (HLPF). This event facilitates the sharing of experiences, including successes, challenges and lessons

Every year at the HLPF, an annual theme helps an increased focus along with an in-depth review on a selection of SDGs. In 2018, SDG 6 on water and sanitation is one of the goals to be reviewed.learned. It also provides political leadership, guidance and recommendations for follow-up.

The SDG 6 Synthesis Report represents a joint position from the UN family on the global status on SDG 6 and other water-related targets. The report also explores the linkages within SDG 6 targets and the interlinkages between SDG 6 and the other targets and indicators. The report builds on the baseline data on SDG 6 global indicators coming from JMP, GEMI and GLAAS.

Survey: SDG 6 Synthesis Report on Water and Sanitation

By answering this questionnaire (takes approximately 10 minutes), you may increase the knowledge on the main challenges your region and country are facing.