World Toilet Day (WTD) is an annual global event organized by UN Water to raise awareness of the crucial role that sanitation plays in reducing disease and creating healthier communities. WTD falls every year on November 19. The WTD 2019 theme, "Leaving No One Behind," emphasizes the importance of expanding sanitation access to the more than 4.2 billion people living without safely managed sanitation options. For more information on this year's theme, check the official WTD site: www.worldtoiletday.info.
UN-Water is the coordination mechanism for the United Nations’ (UN) efforts on water and sanitation. The mission of UN-Water is to enable the UN to ‘deliver as one’ on water-related issues by maximizing UN system-wide coordinated action and coherence. Through its Members and Partners UN-Water ultimately works to strengthen Member States in their efforts to secure sustainable water and sanitation for all.
The Sustainable Development Goal 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation reviews the global progress made towards achieving Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It builds on the latest data available for the 11 SDG 6 global indicators and will inform the High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development during its in-depth review of SDG 6 in July 2018. The report represents a joint position from the United Nations family. This document presents the highlights of the report.
The 2018 edition of the World Water Development Report will be lauched on March 19 during the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia, Brazil. The report seeks to inform policy and decision-makers about the potential of nature-based solutions to address water management challenges across all sectors. Focus areas include water for agriculture, sustainable cities, disaster risk reduction and improving water quality.