Water and Sanitation: One message – Accelerate!

Water is essential for the survival and productivity of all life and ecosystems. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) on ensuring the availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all underpins much of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Growing threat of water stresses in different parts of the world has far reaching consequences, impacting economic development, food security, health, ecosystems, energy production, poverty eradication and gender equality, amongst others.

The recently launched SDG 6 Summary Progress Update 2021 report provides the latest available country, region and world data on all of the SDG 6 global indicators. As such, it outlines how far we have come in implementing the different aspects of SDG 6 in the different parts of the world, and where we are lagging behind. The report also quantifies the acceleration needed to ensure sustainable water and sanitation for all by 2030.

Spoiler alert: the world is currently off-track to meeting the targets of SDG 6, and with only 10 years to go to achieve the SDGs, we need an immediate and integrated global response to rapidly improve progress on SDG 6.

Check out the Summary Progress Update 2021: SDG 6 — water and sanitation for all: https://www.unwater.org/publications/…

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