South Asian Conference on Sanitation produces Islamabad Declaration

Date: 4th May 2018

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The South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN) concluded its seventh iteration in mid-April with the official Islamabad Declaration.

WSSCC is one of the four external support agencies supporting the Inter-Country Working Group (ICWG) which, together with UNICEF, WaterAid and the Freshwater Action Network South Asia, supported governments of the region as they drafted the declaration.

The Islamabad Declaration re-affirmed the commitment to all previous six SACOSAN Declarations and included a focus on addressing the challenges of scaling-up sanitation and hygiene services for all, while maintaining quality.

WSSCC was pleased to engage strongly in the event, supporting CLTS learning and sharing, meetings with WSSC members, national consultations for voice and agency with vulnerable groups, and official roles in a number of plenary and side event sessions. Read our preview article here and visit the official SACOSAN Twitter page here for a full run-down on the event.

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