Water and UN development goals: from MDGs to SDGs
Which key documents describe the history of UN development goals for water, from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Development Goals and MDGs
- United Nations: https://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/
- Water for Life Decade milestones: https://www.un.org/waterforlifedecade/milestones.shtml
- Right to water: Timeline of international conferences - https://www.righttowater.info/timeline-of-international-conferences/
United Nations, 1970. Second United Nations Development Decade 1971-1980. Resolution A/RES/2626. Available at: <https://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/2626%20(XXV))> Quote: “Each developing country will endeavour to provide an adequate supply of potable water to a specified proportion of its population, both urban and rural, with a view to reaching a minimum target by the end of the Decade”. This is one of the earliest references to a UN development for water.
Biswas, A.K., 2010. Water for a thirsty urban world. In: Brown journal of world affairs, vol. 17, no. 1, p. 147-162 : 1 fig., 2 tab. Available at: <https://www.thirdworldcentre.org/thirstyurban.pdf>
Bostoen, K. and Luyendijk, R., 2013. Global monitoring’s forgotten history. Presentation at IRC Symposium Monitoring Sustainable WASH Service Delivery, 9-11 April 2013, Addis Adaba. Available at: <Google doc link>
Jolly, R, 2003. Global goals : the UN experience : background paper Human Development Report 2003. (UNDP Human Development Report Office. Occasional paper). New York, NY, USA: United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Available at: <https://hdr.undp.org/en/reports/global/hdr2003/papers/hdr2003_jolly.pdf>
Mount, D.C. and Bielak, A.T., 2011. Deep words, shallow words : an initial analysis of water discourse in four decades of UN Declarations : a UNU-INWEH contribution to Rio+20. [online] Hamilton, ON, Canada: United Nations University, International Network on Water, Environment and Health, UNU-INWEH. Available at: <https://inweh.unu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/DeepWords_ShallowWords-_MountBielak_FINAL_pdf_Oct_26_2011.pdf>
WHO and UN-Water, 2012. UN-Water global annual assessment of sanitation and drinking-water (GLAAS) 2012 report : the challenge of extending and sustaining services. (UN-water global annual assessment of sanitation and drinking-water (GLAAS) report; 2012). [online] Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization (WHO). Available at: <https://washurl.net/6jo133>
WHO/UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply and Sanitation, 2013. Progress on sanitation and drinking-water : 2013 update. [online] Geneva, Switzerland: World Health Organization (WHO), New York, NY, USA: UNICEF. Available at: <https://washurl.net/7fv5ll>
Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals
UN Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform - Water and Sanitation - https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/index.php?page=view&type=9502&menu=1565&nr=3
WHO / UNICEF Joint Monitoring Programme (JMP) for Water Supply and Sanitation - Post-2015 global monitoring - https://www.wssinfo.org/post-2015-monitoring/overview/
The Post 2015 Water Thematic Consultation - https://www.worldwewant2015.org/water
UN System Technical Support Team, 2013. TST issues brief - water and sanitation. New York, NY, USA: United Nations. Available at: <https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/content/documents/1801tstissueswater.pdf>
Beyond 2015, 2013. Global thematic consultation on water and the post-2015 development framework : water in the post-2015 development agenda. Brussels, Belgium : Beyond 2015, Concord . Available at: <https://www.beyond2015.org/sites/default/files/Position%20paper%20Water.pdf >
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