A lot can change in ten years

The United Nations has committed to focus on water for a decade. That’s ten years to advance sustainable development. Ten years to breathe new air into existing programmes and projects. Play your part and make a difference.

Countries are already taking action…

Inspiring stories about how state actors are improving water services for millions of people every year.

 …and so are organizations

Explore the ways that organizations around the world are working on the water crisis.

Mid-term review of the UN-Water Action Decade.

On 13 November 2019, UN-Water hosted a side event on the preparatory process towards the 2023 United Nations Conference on the Midterm Comprehensive Review of the Implementation of the Objectives of the International Decade for Action, “Water for Sustainable Development”, 2018–2028.

The event aimed to initiate informal discussions among Member States, stakeholders, and the United Nations system on how to plan for the UN Conference on the Midterm Comprehensive Review of the Implementation of the Objectives of the International Decade for Action in 2023.

Access the Event Summary here.

About the Decade

 

Water Action Decade 2018-2028

Water and sanitation are preconditions to life and we must put a greater focus on these human rights. During the decade, the international community sets out to:

  1. Advance sustainable development
  2. Energize existing programmes and projects
  3. Inspire action to achieve the 2030 Agenda

Learn more about the objectives in the  UN Secretary General’s Action Plan.