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.

Accelerating implementation of the 2030 Agenda through water, sanitation and climate action

On 29 May, 2020,  an online event was co-organized by the Permanent Missions of Canada, Finland, Hungary, Japan, Kenya, Netherlands, Portugal, Singapore, Tajikistan and the Department of Economic and Social Affairs with the support of UN-Water.

This high-level event under the framework of the Water Action Decade, allowed Member States along with the United Nations System and all relevant stakeholders to discuss water and climate related actions in support of the implementation of the Decade of Action. Participants presented transformative solutions to address systemic gaps in the implementation of related SDGs and identify “accelerators” necessary to drive progress on the 2030 Agenda.

    • Watch the video recording of the event here.
    • Read the event report by IISD Knowledg Hub here.
    • Access the concept note of the high-level event 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.