25 May 2022

What countries can do to track and accelerate progress towards water-related SDGs

With structured support programmes, training, guidance and tools to track progress, UN Member States are one step closer to achieving water-related SDGs by 2030

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a call for action to improve health and education, reduce inequality and spur economic growth while tackling climate change and protecting our ecosystems such as water bodies, oceans and forests.

To meet these objectives in a sustainable way, we must address the environmental, social and economic dimensions of development and advance them in tandem with each other. Three specific targets under ‘SDG 6: Ensuring access to water and sanitation for all’ emphasise the need to manage water resources, address water quality and ensure water ecosystem health. UNEP is the organisation responsible for helping countries to track and progress on these three targets.

Providing countries with the support they need to achieve these goals is a priority for UN agencies like UNEP. It works closely with partners including the UNEP-DHI Centre to help countries track and accelerate goal progress. The UNEP-DHI Centre takes a lead role in the target for water resources management, and also supports with monitoring of water quality and water ecosystems health.

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