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This report reviews the global progress made towards achieving SDG 6. It builds on the latest data available for the 11 SDG 6 global indicators.

TitleSustainable Development Goal 6 : synthesis report 2018 on water and sanitation
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsOrtigara, AGCordeiro, Gore, F, Kay, M, L. Bernhardt, M, Newton, J, Slaymaker, T, Uhlenbrook, S
Pagination195 p. : 42 boxes, 49 fig.,
Date Published07/2018
Place PublishedGeneva, Switzerland
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN Number 978-92-1-362674-0

This report reviews the global progress made towards achieving  Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It builds on the latest data available for the 11 SDG 6 global indicators. It informed the High-level Political Forum for Sustainable Development during its in-depth review of SDG 6 in July 2018. The report represents a joint position from the United Nations family of organisations.

Chapter I provides an overview of SDG 6 in the context of the 2030 Agenda and the emerging framework for national and global monitoring under the UN-Water Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6.

Chapter II reviews current SDG 6 data resulting from the latest data drive at the indicator level. It includes baseline data on the indicators and identifies gaps in knowledge, capacity and resource availability. Information comes from the Integrated Monitoring Initiative, complemented by data from other sources.

Chapter III is based on the findings from chapter II and examines the enablers for progress, challenges and obstacles facing the sector. It targets water management and sanitation priorities that can accelerate progress towards achieving SDG 6 by 2030.

Chapter IV looks beyond SDG 6, exploring how it connects with other SDGs and reviewing the evidence available to establish those key connections. The interconnected nature of all 17 SDGs and their 169 targets suggests a mutual interdependence and that other SDGs will only be achieved if SDG 6 is realized. Likewise, SDG 6 will only be achieved if the other SDGs are accomplished.

Chapter V provides key messages on how coherent policies and strategies for the integrated and successful implementation of SDG 6 might be achieved.


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