Synthesis Report on SDG 6

The SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 (working title) aims to provide an overview of the status of SDG 6 implementation at the global and regional levels, as well as some comprehensive information about how SDG 6 is interlinked to other SDG targets and indicators of the Agenda 2030 and the overall sustainability challenges that nations around the world are faced with. By summarizing the progress towards the achievement of SDG 6, this report will provide Member States with the ‘big picture’ on water and sanitation issues, outlining ways to accelerate progress towards this goal. Lessons learned and win-win solutions by which more than one SDG is benefited from SDG 6-related actions, as well as trade-offs and the potential implication of policies adopted by countries will be highlighted. This will enable countries to develop a roadmap towards a more sustainable development, for which water is critical in many regards.

SDG 6 Synthesis Report and the SDGs ©WWAP

In order to better support Member States and feed the HLPF discussions, UN-Water has established a Task Force to produce the SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018. The UN-Water Task Force is composed by the following UN-Water members and partners: CEO Water Mandate, FAO, ILO, UN-Habitat, UN-Water Technical Advisory Unit (TAU), UNDP, UNECE, UNEP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNU, WHO, WMO and World Bank. The Task Force is coordinated by the UN World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) of UNESCO, which brings to the table its 16-year experience in producing the World Water Development Reports.

The development of the report is financially supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment of the Netherlandsthe Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and the Government of Italy.

The first version of the Synthesis Report will be presented to Members States in June 2018, in order to inform the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in July 2018. 

See below additional material on this Report:

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