UN-Water is the United Nations inter-agency coordination mechanism for all freshwater related matters, including sanitation. Building on a long history of coordination in the UN system, UN-Water was formalized in 2003 by the UN System Chief Executives Board for Coordination. It provides the platform to address the cross-cutting nature of water and maximize system-wide coordinated action and coherence.
A. Sustainable Development Goal 6
All 193 Member States of the United Nations General Assembly unanimously agreed to Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (the 2030 Agenda) in September 2015. The 2030 Agenda is a plan of action for people, the planet and prosperity. Member States resolved to “end poverty in all its forms”, to take bold and transformative steps to “shift the world on to a sustainable and resilient path” and to ensure that “no one will be left behind”.
This is the first External Review of UN-Water since 2009. The Review received feedback from over 49 Members and Partners, all experts active in the field of water. In the intervening period UN-Water has made significant progress, improving the effectiveness of the mechanism as ‘one voice’ for the United Nations (UN) on water issues, and being an influencer in global processes. The feedback from the respondents to the questionnaires is that UN-Water plays an important and unique role within the water sector.
Las soluciones basadas en la naturaleza (SbN) están inspiradas y respaldadas por la naturaleza y utilizan o imitan los procesos naturales para contribuir a la gestión mejorada del agua. Una solución basada en la naturaleza puede implicar la conservación o rehabilitación de los ecosistemas naturales y/o la mejora o creación de procesos naturales en ecosistemas modificados o artificiales. Se pueden aplicar a microescala (por ejemplo, un inodoro seco) o a macroescala (por ejemplo, el paisaje).
The 2018 edition of the World Water Development Report (WWDR 2018) seeks to inform policy and decision-makers, inside and outside the water community, about the potential of nature-based solutions (NBS) to address contemporary water management challenges across all sectors, and particularly regarding water for agriculture, sustainable cities, disaster risk reduction and water quality.