The World We Want 2015 Water Thematic Consultation, facilitated under the umbrella of UN-Water, co-led by the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA) and the United Nations Children’s Fund(UNICEF), and co-hosted by Jordan, Liberia, Mozambique, the Netherlands and Switzerland has helped define the role of water in the post-2015 development agenda.
The Final Water Thematic Consultation Report!
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 consultation. The questions were organized around the interdependencies regarding access to drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. They are linked to a wider water development agenda that embraces water resources and wastewater management, and water quality improvements.
On 3, 4 and 5 December 2012, WHO and UNICEF convened some 60 international experts and stakeholders in drinking-water, sanitation and hygiene at a second Consultation on Post-2015 WASH Monitoring in The Hague, hosted by the Government of the Netherlands. They reviewed and discussed a consolidated proposal for the post-2015 targets and indicators, with underlying definitions, and recommended it serves as a sound basis for further refinement, for intensified communication and for the preparation of a final submission to UN Member States in their deliberations of the post-2015 Development Agenda.
A series of 22 country consultations took place from February to May 2013 to address the importance of water to national development. These national stakeholder consultations were part of the process taking place to listen to country needs and priorities regarding the post-2015 agenda for water and sustainable development. The findings have been published in a report, National Stakeholder Consultations on Water: Supporting the Post-2015 Development Agenda.