4th Apr 2019 to 5th Apr 2019
WASHing away inequalities: partnering to finance and achieve the water, sanitation and hygiene targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) is convening the Sector Ministers’ Meeting (SMM) in San José Costa Rica, on 4-5 April 2019 to support the achievement of the water, sanitation and hygiene-related (WASH) targets of the Sustainable Development Goals. The SMMs are the culmination of ongoing strategic dialogue at country level, involving multiple stakeholders.
It brings together ministers responsible for WASH and senior government officials from different regions and development levels, as well as leaders from other stakeholders, including civil society, private sector, donors, development banks, UN agencies and academia.
The overal theme of the 2019 SMM is ‘Leave No One Behind’ and its single, high-level objective is:
To increase awareness and understanding of ‘Leave No One Behind’, its fundamental relationship with WASH, and its implications for leadership, partnership, planning and finance.
The SMM aims to deliver four outcomes:
The SMM will comprise plenary sessions, ministerial dialogues and a technical meeting, and will be chaired by the Honourable Kevin Rudd, SWA’s High-level Chair.
IRC CEO Patrick Moriarty is Chair of SWA's Steering Committee.