A framework for action on water and sanitation
The WEHAB initiative was proposed by UN Secretary- General Kofi Annan as a contribution to the preparations for the World Summit on Sustainable Development (WSSD). It seeks to provide focus and impetus to action in the five key thematic areas of water, energy, health, agriculture and biodiversity that are integral to a coherent international approach to the implementation of sustainable development and that are among the issues contained in the Summit’s Draft Plan of Implementation.
The five thematic papers are based on initial consultations with concerned agencies of the UN System and are not intended to be consensus documents reflecting the totality of UN System activities in these areas. They do, however, try to provide a broad view of existing normative and programmatic frameworks in each area, to highlight interlinkages among the sectors, to identify key gaps and challenges and to highlight areas where further action is needed.
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WEHAB (2002). A framework for action on water and sanitation. World summit on sustainable development.