Diritto all’acqua e ai servizi igienico-sanitari per tutti

19.11.2015, Distretto di Chiredzi, Zimbabwe, blocco latrine della scuola elementare «Ruware».
L’accesso all’acqua e ai servizi igienico-sanitari sono diritti umani a pieno titolo. Scolari si lavano le mani davanti al blocco latrine della scuola elementare «Ruware» nel distretto di Chiredzi, Zimbabwe. © Andreas Steiner, DSC

Oggi circa 844 milioni di persone non hanno accesso all’acqua potabile. La DSC s’impegna affinché tutti possano beneficiare di un approvvigionamento di acqua potabile sicuro e di servizi igienico-sanitari adeguati. Riconosciuto dal 2010 come diritto umano a pieno titolo, l’accesso all’acqua potabile e ai servizi igienico-sanitari è fondamentale per soddisfare i bisogni umani di base.

Obiettivi principali della DSC

L’acqua è un bene comune e l’accesso all’acqua potabile e ai servizi igienico-sanitari è un diritto umano. La DSC s’impegna affinché tutti possano godere di un approvvigionamento di acqua potabile e mantenere un’igiene adeguata grazie alle strutture sanitarie e agli impianti di trattamento delle acque reflue. In materia di risorse idriche, la Svizzera dispone di un’esperienza di lunga data riconosciuta a livello mondiale e sostiene numerose attività ad esempio:

  • la ricerca applicata e le innovazioni;
  • un meccanismo di finanziamento a livello mondiale per migliorare l’accesso all’acqua e il trattamento delle acque di scarico;
  • lo sviluppo di nuovi approcci per quanto riguarda i servizi e nuove cooperazioni con il settore privato (quadro globale «Water Stewardship Standard»);
  • l’aumento dei programmi infrastrutturali: il buon funzionamento degli impianti viene garantito anche attraverso il potenziamento delle capacità e la formazione.

Nel dialogo politico tra i Governi, il settore privato e la società civile, la DSC apporta la propria esperienza pratica per favorire l’apprendimento reciproco e accelerare a livello mondiale l’applicazione di soluzioni efficaci e sostenibili.

Contesto

Secondo le stime dell’ONU, oggi circa 844 milioni di persone non hanno accesso all’acqua potabile, 2,3 miliardi non dispongono di impianti sanitari adeguati e 892 milioni devono espletare le proprie funzioni corporali all’aperto. Nei Paesi in via di sviluppo, l’80% delle malattie sono riconducibili esclusivamente a condizioni igienico-sanitarie carenti. Nel mondo, muoiono ogni giorno 1000 bambini sotto i cinque anni a causa di una malattia diarroica contratta per aver bevuto acqua non salubre. In molti casi, tuttavia, la causa principale dei problemi non è la carenza idrica in sé, ma piuttosto la mancanza degli investimenti finanziari a livello nazionale e internazionale volti a rendere accessibili, ove necessario, risorse idriche di qualità adeguata. La DSC punta pertanto sulla cooperazione con gli attori coinvolti nell’intento di dare vita a un sistema che consenta a tutti, a lungo termine, di disporre di un accesso ad acqua pulita e potabile.

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Progetti attuali

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Green Transport Development Project, Ho Chi Minh City

01.12.2015 - 31.12.2020

Co-financed together with the World Bank, the Green Transport Development Project aims to improve the performance and efficiency of public transport in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, by developing a Bus Rapid Transit System (BRT), as well as to promote the integration of public transport with urban development.


Public Financial Managment Capacity Building Trust Fund

01.12.2015 - 30.11.2019

PFM reforms and capacity building are key for the Kyrgyz Republic to increase transparency and accountability in the use of public funds. SECO has supported these reforms in a first phase of the Capacity Building in Public Finance Management project, administrated by the World Bank, between 2009-2015 and is now co-financing a second phase.



Wastewater treatment plant Peja with KfW

01.11.2015 - 31.12.2020

SECO is consolidating its support to the wastewater sector in Kosovo. The construction of a wastewater treatment plant in Peja is the second project of this kind SECO is co-financing with Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW) in Kosovo. The project involves investment measures and institutional strengthening, as well as policy dialogue.


Establishment of the Association of Advanced Politekniks Indonesia

01.11.2015 - 31.12.2020

The Association of Advanced Politekniks Indonesia is a platform organization of Indonesian Politekniks and industry companies which implements skill development concepts, in analogy to the dVET systems in Switzerland and other European countries and with the objective to promote skills development.


Financial Infrastructure Programme

09.10.2015 - 31.12.2020

The Global Financial Infrastructure Programme (hereafter, the programme) will support the development and creation of well-functioning financial markets in SECO’s priority countries. With a specific focus on credit reporting and secured transaction, the programme will facilitate financial inclusion and foster responsible access to finance. It will be implemented by the the International Finance Corporation (IFC).


Extractives Global Programmatic Support Umbrella Trust Fund

01.10.2015 - 31.12.2019

The objective of the World Bank's Extractive Global Programmatic Support (EGPS) is to strengthen natural resource governance of resource-rich developing countries. The EGPS and the bilateral funding window support the implementation of the Extractive Industry Transparency Initiative (EITI) at country level.


Energy City Project (Municipal Energy Efficiency Project, Municipal DRR Project)

17.08.2015 - 31.12.2020

The Republic of Serbia needs to increase the share of renewable energy and improve its energy efficiency. The MEEMP will support 4 selected municipalities in the implementation of national requirements in the energy and climate sector at municipal level by introducing the European Energy Award (EEA) system to Serbia.


Environmental and Social Risk Management Program

01.08.2015 - 31.12.2022

The Environmental and Social Risk Management Program will be implemented in three countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (Ghana, South Africa and Nigeria). Its aim is to ensure that lending to economic activities does not come at the cost of human well-being, natural resources and vital ecosystems.


Public financial Management Analytical and Advisory Assistance

01.07.2015 - 31.12.2020

Strengthening Public Financial Management (PFM) at central and subnational level is essential for stronger governance, improved outputs from public resources and effective expenditure management. This Trust Fund is a vehicle for development partners to drive PFM reform forward by strengthening the capacity to implement PFM reforms.


Naryn Water Rehabilitation Project I

30.06.2015 - 31.12.2019

SECO has a longstanding partnership with the Kyrgyz government in the urban water and sewerage sector. Since 2009, SECO has been engaged in 4 cities (Osh, Jalalabad, Kant and Bishkek) on a co-financing basis with EBRD. Given the remaining dramatic institutional and infrastructural needs, the proposal is now to engage in the city of Naryn.


Crop Receipts Project Ukraine

01.06.2015 - 30.06.2020

The Crop Receipt project facilitates access to finance for small and midsize agri-businesses in Ukraine. Crop receipts essentially are loan agreements between a farmer and a creditor, where the loan is repaid by the future harvest or the proceeds from its sale. Given the vast untapped agriculture potential and its importance for agrarian SME development, the Crop Receipt project is key to facilitate economic inclusion of small and midsize farmers through the provision of growth capital. The project is implemented by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) and was launched in 2015.

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