Investing in UN-Water: accelerating progress on SDG 6

UN-Water is the ‘one voice’ of the UN system on all water and sanitation related issues. It is responsible for the monitoring and reporting of SDG 6 and strengthens the global water agenda. By maintaining its support to UN-Water, the SDC helps to reduce the fragmentation of the water sector and contributes to accelerating the achievement of SDG 6, thus keeping its global commitment towards the 2030 Agenda. 

Pays/région Thème Période Budget
Monde entier
Politique du secteur de l’eau
Conservation des ressources en eau
Assainissement d'eau
01.02.2021 - 31.12.2025
CHF  2’500’000
Contexte SDG 6 is alarmingly off track. Water scarcity is affecting more than 40% of the global population and is projected to rise. Billions of people are still denied of their basic human rights to safe drinking water and sanitation services and 40% of the world’s population lack access to basic hand-washing facilities and soap in their homes. In preventing and combatting COVID-19 and strengthening resilience in countries, these conditions present a constant source of stress and disease, particularly for vulnerable and marginalised communities. The next few years are critical for the success of the SDGs in general and of SDG 6 in particular. Unless progress on SDG 6 accelerates, the world will not reach the SDG 6 targets by 2030.
Objectifs Consolidate the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework and continue strengthening the global water architecture to ensure the successful implementation and monitoring of the 2030 Agenda.
Groupes cibles

UN-Water Members and Partners

 Water sector in its diversity, i.e. civil society. private sector, public sector, multilateral organizations, international finance institutions

UN Member States

General Public

Effets à moyen terme

Outcome 1: Emerging issues related to water and sanitation are effectively addressed and policy processes are timely informed.

Outcome 2: Coherent and comprehensive monitoring and reporting systems are in place, providing a sound basis for decision-making at the global, regional and national levels.

Outcome 3: Civil society, the private sector and Member States are inspired and capacitated to take action and necessary knowledge is built on water and sanitation.

Outcome 4: Improved coordination and coherence among UN-Water Members and Partners at all levels is contributing to the positive impact of United Nations family operations on water-related issues.


Principaux résultats attendus:  

·  Data collection and analysis for the SDG 6
   Integrated Monitoring Initiative

·  Technical assistance to UN Country Teams

·  Coordination of Decade Action Plan
   implementation (Acceleration Framework)

·  Input to SDG reviews, UN summits, conferences
  , and processes

·  Technical assistance to UN Country Teams
   and strengthened regional coordination.

Principaux résultats antérieurs:   UN-Water played a crucial role in the process of crafting the 2030 Agenda and has since continuously provided support to Member States and the international community on all aspects Iinked to freshwater and sanitation. It informs and engages stakeholders through the World Water Development Report, the UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water report (GLAAS), as well as through global campaigns such as World Water Day and World Toilet Day. In a major achievement, UN-Water launched in 2018 the SDG 6 Data Portal as the flagship product of its Integrated Monitoring Initiative. In 2019, it published the UN-Water Inventory, increasing transparency and aiding coordination and collaboration to harness synergies and accelerate progress on SDG 6. UN-Water has proven to be a driving force in the promotion of the water agenda and in mainstreaming water in the broader sustainable development agenda. In 2020, UN-Water coordinated the development of the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework to unify the international community around sustainable water and sanitation for all.

Direction/office fédéral responsable DDC
Partenaire de projet Partenaire contractuel
Organisme des Nations Unies (ONU)

Coordination avec d'autres projets et acteurs IMI–SDG 6, GEMI, JMP/GLASS; SDC GPW projects related to UN-Water partners (Global Water Partnership, SWA, UNESCO, UNICEF, WHO, IUCN).
Budget Phase en cours Budget de la Suisse CHF    2’500’000 Budget suisse déjà attribué CHF    500’000