Looking forward to Phase 2 of SDG 6 monitoring
In embarking upon the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with a dedicated goal on water and sanitation, credible data are needed to underpin sector advocacy, stimulate political commitment, inform decision making and trigger well-placed investment towards health, environment and economic gains. To be able to follow-up on and review progress towards SDG 6 we need evidence on the situation for water and sanitation in the world today.
To support countries in monitoring water- and sanitation-related issues, and to report on global progress towards SDG 6, in 2014 UN-Water launched the Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6, which includes the eight UN agencies who are the custodians of the 11 SDG 6 indicators.
January 2019 marked the start of Phase 2, which will see a focus on building the capacity and ownership of UN Member States on water and sanitation monitoring. This session will see a discussion of priorities and opportunities for Phase 2, and will include a demonstration and launch of the UN-Water SDG 6 Data Portal.
11:05 Overview of Integrated Monitoring Initiative and plans for Phase 2
Will Reidhead, UN-Water Technical Advisory Unit
11:20 Market stall discussions around Phase 2 plans for capacity building, reporting, and analysis for each SDG 6 global indicator and for crosscutting activities
• UN Environment
• UN-Water TAU
12:05 Demonstration and launch of SDG 6 Data Portal
Maria Schade, UN-Water TAU
12:25 Concluding comments
12.30 End of session