UN-Water Stakeholder Dialogue – Interlinked implementation of SDG 6

Monday 29 August | 16.00- | Room: NL Pillar Hall
Credit: La Pompadour

With an ambitious and comprehensive set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) now in place for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, countries will need to move towards implementation at the national and regional level. With water and sanitation at the very core of sustainable development, the dedicated SDG 6 not only has strong linkages to all of the other SDGs, it also underpins them. To meet the 2030 Agenda it will be important to manage these interlinkages, working across sectors to harness synergies and manage potential conflicts or trade-offs both within and between SDGs and targets.

Based on a recent UN-Water Analytical Brief, the Stakeholder Dialogue will focus on the management of these interlinkages, how they can best be reflected in policies, plans and projects to enhance national implementation of the 2030 Agenda, and how the UN system can best support countries in this regard. The dialogue is part of a larger strategic discussion within UN-Water, on how the UN system can best coordinate its efforts to help countries implement water and sanitation in the 2030 Agenda.


Welcoming remarks and launch of the UN-Water Analytical Brief on Water and sanitation interlinkages across the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Joakim Harlin, Vice-chair of UN-Water and Peter Koefoed Bjørnsen, UNEP

Successful examples from around the world
Moderator: Carol Chouchani Cherfane, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)


  • Léo Heller, Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation
  • Eri Honda, Principal Urban Development Specialist, Asian Development Bank
  • Callist Tindimugaya, Commissioner Water Resources Planning and Regulation, Ministry of Water and Environment Uganda  

Roundtable discussions with presenters and the audience

  • Social dimension interlinkages (rapporteur Tom Slaymaker, UNICEF)
  • Economic dimension interlinkages (rapporteur Jack Moss, Aquafed)
  • Environmental dimension interlinkages (rapporteur Angela Klauschen, GWP)

Reporting back from roundtables and wrap-up
Rapporteurs and moderator

Closing remarks
Joakim Harlin, Vice-chair of UN-Water