Sustainable Development Goals
On 6 and 22 November, End Water Poverty and Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council, with partners (Coalition Eau, Watershed Empowering Citizens, with the support of Sanitation and Water for All) will host a webinar series, entitled ‘how can we improve accountability mechanisms for SDG 6 at the national level?’. This webinar will be delivered in three languages (English, French and Spanish). The times of the webinars are as follows:
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In August 2018, End Water Poverty along with its partners attended World Water Week in Stockholm. End Water Poverty attended this global event to present the recently launched report on National Accountability Mechanisms for SDG 6. The report, its results and importance were discussed during a sofa session interview. To get a sense of how this global event went, we spoke to our International Coordinator, Al-hassan Adam.
On 13–16 of August, the Freshwater Action Network for South-East Asia (FANSA) organised a workshop in Sri Lanka to explore how civil society in the region could continue acting together to push for progress and accountability towards the achievement of Goal 6 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). More than 40 participants were invited from eight countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Maldives, Pakistan and Sri Lanka).
Within the development sector, we talk about reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030 on a daily basis. What we often forget is that reaching these goals provides an equal, cleaner and more sustainable world for future generations. It is noticeable that youth groups and activists are extremely passionate and enthusiastic about reaching the SDGs and are regularly finding innovative and creative ways to reach these goals.
This time last year, End Water Poverty brought the misreporting on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) progress levels using incorrect datasets to the attention of the UN Secretary General. The progress report that was flagged by the coalition had used indicators from the Millennium Development Goals instead of the SDGs, thereby not tracking progress accurately.