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UNSHP and Water & Sustainable Peace 2016 Cooperation and Contribution

UNSHP and Water & Sustainable Peace 2016

Cooperation and Contribution

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the eight international development goals that were established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000, following the adoption of the United Nations Millennium Declaration. All 189 United Nations member states at the time (there are 193 currently), and at least 23 international organizations, committed to help achieve the following Millennium Development Goals by 2015:

To eradicate extreme poverty and hunger 

 To achieve universal primary education 

 To promote gender quality 

 To reduce child mortality

To improve maternal health 

 To combat HIV/AIDSmalaria, and other diseases

To ensure environmental sustainability

To develop a global partnership for development


Many countries have achieved their MDG water targets, but lag far behind in sanitation. It has been proven clearly that success in enhancing water access or other development objectives will not result in health outcomes until the MDG 7 is achieved. So an approach towards sanitation has to be made more holistic - in policy making, in programming and in implementation.


MDG 7:


Target‌ 7.A: 
Integrate the principles of sustainable development into country policies and programmes and reverse the loss of Environmental Resources

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

As the global environment and resources continue to be stressed, UNSHP is committed to supporting institutions and entrepreneurs as they focus on solving critical environmental challenges.

We believe we can influence positive change by working with leading organizations to improve our planet. That’s why we’re proud to support the Water & Sustainable Peace 2016 Conference.

To best utilize and conserve precious water resources, the UNSHP and Water & Sustainable Peace 2016 are building an alliance of governments, research and educational institutions, nongovernmental organizations, and private sector firms to promote collaborative research, innovation, capacity building, and knowledge exchange.

During the MDG period, global and national efforts focused on expanding access to improved water sources; however, improved sources are not always safe with respect to microbial and chemical water quality. One of the critical challenges of the SDG period will be ensuring that households benefit from water of acceptable chemical and microbial quality, both at the source and in homes, schools, and workplaces. Meeting this challenge requires cost-effective tools for collecting accurate, timely, actionable data, even in resource-constrained settings; as well as effective strategies for using these data to drive improvements in water quality. Implementing such tools and strategies is easier and less costly than ever before, but many implementers and governments have been slow to adopt these measures. the UNSHP and Water & Sustainable Peace 2016  focuses on options and best practices for implementing cost-effective water quality monitoring programs at all scales, prioritization of water quality parameters and sampling locations, experiences of implementers who have piloted and/or adopted field-level water quality monitoring programs, and options for using the resulting data to implement high-impact improvements in their programs.

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