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

Jun 04, 2015

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.