Sanitation and Water for All co-convened a session organized by WaterAid with UNICEF at the ‘Asia and the Pacific Parliamentarian and CSO Forum on MDG Acceleration and the Post 2015 Development Agenda’which took place in Bali, Indonesia. The discussion was an opportunity for partners to share their views. They suggested concrete short-term policy and programmatic actions to accelerate progress towards the 2015 MDG targets and laid some foundations for a scaled up response to achieve universal access to sanitation and water post-2015. Find out more / See the report
The Thematic Consultation on Water in the post-2015 development agenda was launched in January 2013.
You can share your insights and opinions on different topics on the World We Want 2015 website.
The water consultation is part of the UN-system led “global dialogue” comprising of 50-100 Country Consultations and eleven global Thematic Consultations, including one on water. The water consultation is mainly taking place as an online discussion using different social media.
The thematic consultation on water is divided in three sub-consultations:
UNICEF are leading on the WASH sub-consultation, which aims to take stock of the current MDG agenda; discuss lessons learnt and identify new pressing and unaccounted for WASH challenges with the purpose to establish the demand for a global water goal that considers WASH in the future development framework. Below is the 5 week discussion programme.
Week 1: 14-20 January
Underlying principles and assumptions - Consultation on the 3 top line aspirational objectives of the Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) proposals
Lead: WaterAid, Partners: UNICEF
Week 2: 21-27 January
Consultation on WASH and Education, including issues such as Menstrual Hygiene
Lead: UNICEF, Partners, OHCHR, and Save the Children
Week 3: 28 January – 3 February
Consultation on Water and Governance: People, Power, and Politics.
Lead: Rural Water Supply Network Secretariat (SKAT Foundation)
Week 4: 4-10 February
Consultation on Sustainability, with focus on Environmental Sustainability
Lead: WWF, Partners: IUCN, UNICEF
Week 5: 11 – 17 February
Consultation on WASH and Economic Development, including issues such as Time Saving, Health Expenditure Saving, Reuse, Affordability and Return of Investment.
Lead: WSP, Partners: OHCHR
Immediately after the 5 weeks discussions around WASH there will be two weeks consultation covering the three streams (WASH, Water Management, and Waste Water Management) to join and sum up the discussions and target some priority cross cutting issues.
The first week will be dedicated to discussions gender and inequalities in water and the final week will discuss the linkages to the intergovernmental process on sustainable development goals and some initial ideas on the policy recommendations for the future development framework stemming from the three streams.
Photo SWA/ Kris Tripplar
SWA partners have a wealth of sector knowledge and expertise to contribute to this important debate.
SWA partners talk about the post-2015 agenda
Each week, you can read a thematic paper and contribute to the discussion and post your own comments. Share your insights and opinions on different topics on the World We Want 2015 website.