In 2015, UN Member States adopted the historic 2030 Agenda, setting universal and transformative goals and targets, and committing to working tirelessly for their full implementation. To ensure that no one is left behind, it will be vital to track progress towards the goals. While a number of UN entities plan to produce regular monitoring reports for SDG 6 – to ensure the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all by 2030 – there is a need for a report that presents the overview of progress at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF) in 2018 when SDG 6 will be reviewed in depth.

Each of the annual HLPF has a preset specific theme, and a subset of goals to be reviewed. SDG 6 has been reviewed for the first time in July 2018, under the theme ‘Transformation towards Sustainable and Resilient Societies’, along with a pre-selected set of several other SDGs (#’s 7, 11, 12, 15, 17).

In line with this, the ‘SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation’  is produced by a UN-Water Task Force, coordinated by WWAP. It provides an overview of the current situation and trends at global and regional levels. It also brings together the latest data available for the eleven SDG 6 global indicators selected by Member States to track progress towards the eight global targets, plus complementary data and evidence from a wide range of twenty-three different sources. The report presents data on the global baseline status of SDG 6 and, importantly, what more needs to be done to achieve the goal by 2030.

The final draft version of the Synthesis Report was presented to Members States at the United Nations in New York on 2 May 2018, and in July to the HLPF.

Watch the video: Global Progress on Water and Sanitation - 2018 HLPF Side event

Events where the Synthesis Report has been presented during the HLPF.

Watch the interview to WWAP Coordinator, released by the UN TV.

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