Useful information on the Development of Post 2015 SDGs

  1. United Nations Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform: Open Working Group on Sustainable Development Goals

  2. Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development: ‘The future we want’

    “Water and sanitation
    119. We recognise that water is at the core of sustainable development as it is closely linked to a number of key global challenges. We therefore reiterate the importance of integrating water in sustainable development and underline the critical importance of water and sanitation within the three dimensions of sustainable development.
    120. We reaffirm the commitments made in the Johannesburg Plan of Implementation and the Millennium Declaration regarding halving by 2015 the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation and the development of integrated water resource management and water efficiency plans, ensuring sustainable water use. We commit to the progressive realisation of access to safe and affordable drinking water and basic sanitation for all, as necessary for poverty eradication, women's empowerment and to protect human health, and to significantly improve the implementation of integrated water resource management at all levels as appropriate. In this regard, we reiterate the commitments to support these efforts, in particular for developing countries, through the mobilisation of resources from all sources, capacity-building and technology transfer.
    121. We reaffirm our commitments regarding the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation, to be progressively realised for our populations with full respect for national sovereignty. We also highlight our commitment to the 2005–2015 International Decade for Action, “Water for Life”.
    122. We recognise the key role that ecosystems play in maintaining water quantity and quality and support actions within respective national boundaries to protect and sustainably manage these ecosystems.
    123. We underline the need to adopt measures to address floods, droughts and water scarcity, addressing the balance between water supply and demand, including, where appropriate, non-conventional water resources, and to mobilise financial resources and investment in infrastructure for water and sanitation services, in accordance with national priorities.
    124. We stress the need to adopt measures to significantly reduce water pollution and increase water quality, significantly improve wastewater treatment and water efficiency and reduce water losses. In order to achieve this, we stress the need for international assistance and cooperation.”

  3. Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A future worth choosing

  4. High-level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda Report  
    (pp.42 Achieve Universal Access to Water and Sanitation)

  5. Beyond 2015: Campaigning for a global development framework after the Millennium Development Goals

  6. The Millennium Development Goals Report 2013 Report

    Extract Target 7.C
    “Halve, by 2015, the proportion of the population without sustainable access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation.
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