WSSCC at the UN General Assembly in New York 18 -23 September 2017

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Highlights:

  • WSSCC partner Global Citizen will turn NYC into an arena of advocacy, with dozens of events and activation uniting global citizens to learn, take action, and see world leaders commit to deliver a world without extreme poverty by 2030
  • WSSCC’s Executive Director Chris Williams will attend the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Development Impact Summit to share best practices for ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all
  • Archana Patkar, WSSCC’s Policy Advocacy Programme Manager and Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) expert, will participate in a Guardian roundtable on improving girls’ access to education

WSSCC staff and members will gather in New York next week to advance advocacy efforts for improved sanitation and hygiene at a series of high-level events:

During the week, our partner Global Citizen will turn New York into an arena of advocacy, with dozens of events and activations uniting Global Citizens to learn, take action, and see world leaders commit to deliver a world without extreme poverty by 2030.

As Global Citizen’s official WASH partner, WSSCC Executive Director Chris Williams will speak at an event Coming Clean for Child Health, to be held on 21 September at New York’s Tenement Museum. Dr Williams will address the links between sanitation and hygiene and preventive health services, such as vaccines, in ensuring dignity and health for all.

The week’s activity will culminate at the 2017 Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday 23rd, where WSSCC will support onstage WASH commitments by world leaders.

Chris Williams will champion sanitation and hygiene at thematic sessions of the World Economic Forum’s Sustainable Impact Summit on the 18th and 19th, joining partners to discuss how innovation and technology can be harnessed to ensure sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Archana Paktar, WSSCC’s Policy Advocacy Programme Manager and Menstrual Hygiene Management (MHM) expert, will participate in the Guardian roundtable on Gender and Equality, sponsored by Opportunity International. The discussion takes place on 21 September on the theme Educating Girls: the first step to empowering women.

Chris Williams, Archana Patkar and Unjela Kaleem, Head of External Affairs, Stakeholder Engagement, Communications and Country Support will attend selected events at the United Nations General Assembly.

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