Published in: 2018
UN Water, The Hague, The Netherlands
The inclusion of a goal on water and sanitation within the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development represented a significant advancement in the recognition of the sector, and of the complexities and interlinkages that characterize it. Recognizing the importance of integration across the goal, the United Nations custodian agencies for Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) are collaborating under the UN-Water Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6. These agencies include UN Environment, UNECE, UN-Habitat, UNICEF, FAO, UNESCO, WHO, and WMO.
The Initiative’s long-term goal is to establish and manage a coherent monitoring framework for water and sanitation to inform progress towards the 2030 Agenda, and to contribute to country progress through well-informed decision-making in the water sector. The first phase of work (2015–2018) is focusing on the development of monitoring methodologies and the establishment of a global data baseline for all of the SDG 6 global indicators. During 2016, draft methodologies underwent pilot testing and external expert review and were revised based on the feedback received. In 2017, efforts were focused on country capacity-building and collecting data towards a 2017 global baseline.
UN Water (2018). Global workshop for integrated monitoring of Sustainable Development Goal 6 on water and sanitation - Summary Report. UN Water, The Hague, The Netherlands
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