The High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) 2018 offers an historic and unprecedented opportunity to accelerate momentum on SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation. Please join the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) and its partners at the following events, which feature expert speakers and interactive discussions.
In addition to the events, WSSCC and its 5,000 members from around the world will be represented by Executive Director Rolf Luyendijk at the official SDG 6 review on Monday, 9 July, which has as a major input the SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation prepared by UN-Water and its members, including WSSCC. See more on our events below, or download our flyer about WSSCC events at HLPF.
Reducing Inequalities through Urgent Action on WASH: SDG 6 as an Enabler for Achieving the 2030 Agenda for All
10 July, 1 to 2:30 pm, Japan Society, 333 E 47th St, New York
Bringing together Member States (both implementing and donor, developed and developing) with leaders in WASH action, this event will frame positive examples of rights-based implementation of WASH and highlight its role as an enabler for the 2030 Agenda as a whole. Organized by WaterAid, WSSCC, Center for Economic and Social Rights, Permanent Missions of Bolivia, Canada, Nepal and Mozambique to the United Nations.
Pushing Menstrual Health on the 2030 Agenda
11 July, 10 to 11:30 am, Millennium Hilton New York One UN Plaza, New York
Menstruation is a sign of female health and vitality and should not be shrouded in fear, shame or embarrassment. This event will bring stakeholders together around menstruation as a powerful entry point to empower women and girls, change practices and remove restrictions – all of which helps achieve SDG 6, and more. Organized by MH Alliance, Simavi, WSSCC, World Vision, WASH United.
Why Robust Multi-Stakeholder National Accountability Mechanisms are Essential for Achieving SDG 6
11 July, 4 to 5:30 pm, Permanent Mission of Sri Lanka to the UN, 820 2nd Ave #2, New York
Launching the findings of a recent global review on the effectiveness of national accountability mechanisms, this side event will bring together diverse perspectives (governments, civil society organisations and development partners) to outline opportunities to strengthen national accountability and CSO engagement in progressing towards SDG 6. Organized by WSSCC, SWA, UNDP, FANSA, FANMEX, ANEW,
EWP, Coalition Eau, Watershed Consortium, the Permanent Missions of Kenya, Nigeria, Togo and Sri Lanka.
Sanitation for Education and Health – An Integrated Approach to Human Development
12 July, 1:15 to 2:30 pm, Conference Room 9, UN Conference Building, New York
Sanitation and hygiene programmes in school are important to ensure safer and more dignifed learning environments for children. This offcial HLPF side-event will foster sharing of concrete and innovative multi-sectoral approaches with a focus on the nexus of sanitation, education and health. Organized by WSSCC, Education Can’t Wait, Global Citizen, Qatar Fund for Development (QFFD).
“Leave No One Behind” workshop addresses inequality on poor access to toilets and menstrual facilities By Prince Mukherjee RISHIKESH, India, – A growing sense of exclusion from the rest of the community is palpable as hundreds of marginalized people in India speak openly about the availability of toilets and menstrual facilities and matters of water […]
‘Clean Nigeria: Use the toilet’ campaign scores an achievement in Gwer East By Machrine Birungi and United Purpose GENEVA, Benue State – On 19 December, 2019, the people of Gwer East Local Government Area (LGA) in Benue state of Nigeria celebrated a spectacular achievement. The area was declared open defecation free (ODF), implying that the […]
Improvement at a rural school empowers menstruating girls to stay in school By Renu Kshetry NUWAKOT, Nepal – A 15-year-old schoolgirl in a Nepali village recalls how her parents asked her to stay in isolation for five days when she had her first period three years ago. “I was made to stay in the darkroom […]
Practitioners reaffirm their commitment to leaving no one behind in Tanzania By Machrine Birungi and Sheba Odondi GENEVA/DAR ES SALAAM – In a recent interview with WSSCC, an independent UN human rights expert called for heightened action to reduce inequalities and discrimination in the sector of water, sanitation and hygiene. Mr Leo Heller, Special Rapporteur […]