UN-Water Stakeholder Dialogue

Wednesday 29 August | 09.00-10.30 | Room: M4

The UN-Water SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation was developed to ensure an integrated approach to SDG 6 reporting ahead of the in-depth review of SDG 6 at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (July 2018). As a joint position from the UN family, the Report and its production is an example of multi-stakeholder coordination and the United Nations speaking with one voice. The World Water Week in Stockholm represents a unique opportunity to disseminate the findings and the UN-Water Stakeholder Dialogue provides a relevant forum for participants to share their experience about the implementation of SDG 6. Following a presentation of the report, panellists will provide a pitch around three/four main water related interlinkages. The audience will be invited to break out into different groups and discuss the responses, synergies among the SDGs and information needed of public and private sector to boost SDG 6 implementation and financing. After the discussion within the small groups, panellists will report back to the main group. The Synthesis Report was produced by a UN-Water Task Force composed by 14 different UN Agencies and coordinated by the UN World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) of UNESCO.

Gold standard events are committed to ensure the gender balance in speakers/panellists and young professional representation in the session.


09.00 Opening remarks and key note address

Miss Autumn Peltier, Civil Society Representative

09.15 The world is not on track: Findings of the SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation

UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP)

09.30  Here is what we need to do: Break out discussions

  • Eliminating inequalities - Marianne Kjellen, UNDP
  • Financing – Ana Gren – Swedish International Development Cooperation (Sida)
  • Improving water governance – Jacques Rey , GWP 
  • Capacity development and technology – Katrin Gronemeier, German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ)

10.00 Fast forward to action - Reporting back and discussion

10.25 Closing remarks

Olcay Unver, Vice-Chair of UN-Water 


Tom Slaymaker, UNICEF