Side event 6: Public Dialogue on the SDG 6 Synthesis

Time: 20/06/2018 — 13:15-14:15

Venue: Kokhi Somon, Press-conference hall, 2nd Floor

Organizers: UNESCO WWAP; UN-Water; SIWI



The UN-Water SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018 on Water and Sanitation was developed to ensure an integrated approach to SDG 6 reporting ahead of the in-depth review of SDG 6 at the High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (July 2018). The Synthesis Report was produced by a UNWater Task Force composed by the following UN-Water members and partners: CEO Water Mandate, FAO, ILO, UN-Habitat, UN-Water Technical Advisory Unit (TAU), UNDP, UNECE, UNEP, UNESCO, UNICEF, UNU, WHO, WMO and World Bank and coordinated by the UN World Water Assessment Programme (WWAP) of UNESCO.

The main objectives of this side event are: (a) to inform the water community about the findings in the SDG 6 Synthesis Report 2018; and (b) to collect inputs on the main challenges and opportunities related to SDG6.

Following a presentation of the report, panelists will provide a pitch around the main messages emerging from the report. The audience will be invited to break out into different groups and discuss the responses and how to boost SDG 6 implementation in their country/region. After the discussion within the small groups, panelists will report back to the main group. At the end of the side event, the second phase of the Dialogue (Preparation to HLPF) will be launched and participants will be invited to join the discussion online.