New data on global progress towards ensuring water and sanitation for all by 2030


This report has been produced by the UN-Water Integrated Monitoring Initiative on SDG 6), which brings together the United Nations organizations that are formally mandated to compile country data on the SDG 6 global indicators. The United Nations seeks to support countries in monitoring water- and sanitation-related issues within the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, and in compiling country data to report on global progress towards SDG 6.

SDG 6 is critical to sustainable development. Safe drinking water and sanitation are human rights. Access to these services, including water
and soap for handwashing, is fundamental to human health and well-being. They are essential to improving nutrition, preventing disease and enabling healthcare, as well as to ensuring the functioning of schools, workplaces and political institutions and the full participation in society of women, girls and marginalized groups.

The new SDG 6 Summary Progress Update 2021 report not only provides the latest available country, region and world data on all of the SDG 6 global indicators but it also quantifies the acceleration needed to ensure sustainable water and sanitation for all by 2030. Read the full report here.


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