Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations / Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights / The World Bank Group / UN Water / UNESCO International Hydrological Programme / UNESCO World Water Assessment Programme / United Nations Development Programme / United Nations Economic Commission for Europe / United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees / United Nations Human Settlements Programme / United Nations University - Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources / United Nations University-Institute for Water, Environment and Heath

Leaving No One Behind, the UN World Water Development Report

Sunday 25 August | 14.00-15.30 | Room: M2

Extreme events, environmental degradation, population growth, rapid urbanization, unsustainable and inequitable consumption patterns, conflicts and social unrest, and unprecedented migratory flows are among the interconnected pressures faced by humanity, often hitting those in vulnerable situations the hardest through their impacts on water.
The 2019 edition of the World Water Development Report titled ‘Leaving No One Behind’ seeks to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, how improvements in water resources management and access to water supply and sanitation services are essential to overcoming poverty and addressing various other social, geographical and economic inequities. Addressing the inequalities faced by disadvantaged groups requires tailored solutions that take account of the day-to-day realities of people and communities in vulnerable situations. Evidence-based knowledge on challenges in ensuring equitable access to water supply and sanitation to design and adequately implement policies as well as appropriate institutional frameworks and efficient and proper use of financial resources, are vital to eliminating inequalities in human rights to accessing safe drinking water and sanitation.


14:00 Welcome

14:02 Human Rights to water and sanitation and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Rio Hada, OHCHR 

14:08 Financial, Refugees and Settlements dimensions of Leaving No one Behind
Luis Alberto Andres, World Bank 
Murray Burt, UNHCR 
Graham Alabaster, UN-Habitat 

14:26 Youth perspective
Lindsey Aldaco-Manner, WYPW 

14:32 Not leaving even the farthest behind

14:38 Examples from different regions
Engin Koncagül, WWAP 

14:44 Q&A
All speakers, session co-organizers and the audience 

15:20 Wrap-up
Moderator: Stefan Uhlenbrook, WWAP 

15:30 End of session