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Catalyzing water for sustainable development and growth. Framing Water Within the Post-2015 Development agenda: options and considerations
  • Catalyzing water for sustainable development and growth. Framing Water Within the Post-2015 Development agenda: options and considerations
  • United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD), United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment and Health (UNU-INWEH). December 2013
  • This report is an independent evidence-based analysis of how water can be addressed in a developing agenda beyond 2015. Its formulation, and the underlying study, was undertaken as a way of addressing the information gaps and providing background information that can be used by the UN member states and other stakeholders in negotiations. The overall goal of this report is to draw attention to the complexities of water as a resource and a human right, and the challenges associated in implementing the various formulations of Sustainable Development Goals relate...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Financing, Human right to water and sanitation, Hygiene, Investments, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

Water Governance in the Arab Region. Managing Scarcity and Securing the Future
  • Water Governance in the Arab Region. Managing Scarcity and Securing the Future
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). November 2013
  • This report addresses the issue of water governance in the Arab Region in a context of water scarcity. Chapter 1 reviews the state of water resources in the Arab region, the threats to these resources and the impact of diminishing water sustainability. Chapter 2 addresses major water governance challenges in the Arab region. It emphasizes policy choices and relevant interests. Chapter 3 discusses three main issues: water security, the ultimate goal in efforts to achieve sustainable development; effective water governance, the way forward in achieving water se...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Arab countries
  • Main themes: Agriculture, Desalination, Energy, Financing, Food security, Groundwater, Legal aspects, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Poverty reduction, Sanitation, State of water resources, Sustainable development, Transboundary waters, Valuation, Vulnerability, Wastewater, Water availability, Water cooperation, Water demand, Water governance, Water management, Water policy, Water scarcity, Water security

Third Hashimoto Action Plan
  • Third Hashimoto Action Plan
  • United Nations Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Sanitation (UNSGAB). October 2013
  • The Third Hashimoto Action Plan (HAPIII) outlines UNSGAB's 2013-2015 strategy for shaping global water and sanitation policy. The Plan calls for a final push to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) on water and sanitation, noting that the sanitation target is among the most off-track, and advocates for including water and sanitation objectives in the post-2015 development agenda.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Disasters, Drinking water, Energy, Financing, Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM), Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation

Accelerating progress, sustaining results. The MDGs to 2015 and beyond
  • Accelerating progress, sustaining results. The MDGs to 2015 and beyond
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). September 2013
  • This report details the success of the MDG Acceleration Framework (MAF), a tool developed by UNDP in 2010 to guide collaborative national efforts to identify and overcome bottlenecks slowing country progress towards achieving priority MDG targets. The report also highlights how the MAF has built partnerships within more than 50 countries to re-focus existing policies and programmes into national action plans to hasten progress towards priority MDGs, and connect humanitarian efforts to longer-term results. Chapter 2.4 is dedicated to the issue of water and san...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Water supply

The Arab Millennium Development Goals Report. Facing challenges and looking beyond 2015
  • The Arab Millennium Development Goals Report. Facing challenges and looking beyond 2015
  • League of Arab States, United Nations (UN). August 2013
  • The Fourth Arab Report on the Millennium Development Goals 2013 highlights the progress made by Arab countries in achieving MDGs since 1990 and underlines ongoing development challenges which should be addressed in any post-2015 development framework. The report points out lack of access to water, water scarcity and lack of improved sanitation in rural areas as three limiting factors in the region.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Arab countries
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Water supply

(The) Post 2015 Water Thematic Consultation Report
  • (The) Post 2015 Water Thematic Consultation Report
  • United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), UN-Water. August 2013
  • This report is a result of sifting through and distilling the hundreds of stakeholder contributions made in response to dozens of practical questions raised during the 6-months "World We Want" stakeholder consultation. The questions were organized around the interdependencies regarding access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. Recommendations emerged for a new development framework that calls for reducing inequalities around water through rights-based approaches to service provision and governance.
  • Main themes: Human right to water and sanitation, Hygiene, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sanitation, Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Wastewater, Water management, Water quality, Water supply

Report of the Special Rapporteur on the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, Catarina de Albuquerque. Sustainability and non-retrogression in the realisation of the rights to water and sanitation

World Economic and Social Survey 2013 Sustainable Development Challenges
  • World Economic and Social Survey 2013 Sustainable Development Challenges
  • United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). July 2013
  • This edition of the World Economic and Social Survey focuses on sustainable development issues, especially in three important cross-sectoral issues: sustainable cities, food security and energy transformation.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Climate change, Energy, Environment, Financing, Food security, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Post-2015 agenda, Sustainable development, Urban areas

(The) Millennium Development Goals Report 2013
  • (The) Millennium Development Goals Report 2013
  • United Nations (UN). July 2013
  • This annual report, coordinated by the Statistics Division of the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), provides a periodic assessment of progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) based on data provided by a large number of international organizations within and outside the United Nations system. The aggregate figures in the report provide an overview of regional progress under the eight goals. Water and sanitation are included in the chapter dedicated to Goal 7.
  • Geographical coverage (region): Global
  • Main themes: Drinking water, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Monitoring, Poverty, Poverty reduction, Rural areas, Sanitation, Sustainable development, Urban areas, Water supply

Hearts & Minds: Women of India speak, shaping the Post-2015 Development discourse & agenda
  • Hearts & Minds: Women of India speak, shaping the Post-2015 Development discourse & agenda
  • United Nations Entity for Gender Equity and the Empowerment of Women (UN-Women). June 2013
  • This report is aimed at expressing the "lived experiences" of women and girls in India and ensuring that the voices of those who remain socially, economically and geographically marginalised are meaningfully reflected in the emerging post-2015 development discourse and agenda. The analysis contained in this report is based on in-depth interviews with women and focus-group discussions with almost 200 selected women representatives. The importance of water and sanitation pervades many of the issues portrayed which include nutrition, food security and hunger; ac...[Read full description]
  • Geographical coverage (region): Asia
  • Main themes: Awareness raising, Behaviour change, Climate change, Education, Equity, Food security, Gender, Health, Infrastructure, Livelihoods, Millennium Development Goals (MDG), Open defecation, Post-2015 agenda, Poverty, Sanitation

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Published in 2015