UN-Water’s technical advice on a possible Water Goal: «Securing sustainable water for all»

What should be to role of water in the Post-2015 Development Agenda? This was one of the questions in the expert consultation process that UN-Water undertook all year during 2013 to help UN Member States in their forthcoming intergovernmental negotiations. The outcome – an evidence-based paper and an Executive Summary – recommends a prioritization of water through a dedicated goal with five interlinked targets, that builds on and extends existing commitments such as the Millennium Development Goals and the priorities agreed at Rio+20. But what is the goal? Securing sustainable water for all!

2014.02.15 UN-WaterIt is the first time that the UN system, through UN-Water, has come together to provide one consolidated advice to help Member States in the forthcoming negotiations of the the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

The goal provides an overall framework that is universally applicable, but that responds to particular national circumstances and addresses account costs, benefits and means of implementation. The framework, with a clear set of targets and indicators, can be tailored to the context and priorities of each country, according to UN-Water.


acrobat icon A Post-2015 Global Goal for Water: Synthesis of key findings and recommendations
     from UN-Water

acrobat icon A Post-2015 Global Goal for Water: Executive Summary


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