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Sanitation and Water for All announces new Global Leadership Council

  • Sanitation and Water for All announces new Global Leadership Council
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  • Luminaries to Champion Universal Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene by 2030.

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Sanitation and Water for All
Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) is a global partnership of governments, donors, civil society organizations and other development partners working together to coordinate high-level action, improve accountablity.

The Sanitation and Water for All (SWA) partnership announced the formation of a Global Leadership Council (GLC), a high-level group of appointed SWA leaders who will advocate for universal water, sanitation and hygiene in the lead up to 2030, the deadline for achieving the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals.

The Global Leaders represent a geographically diverse group of esteemed politicians, executives, and advocates, including Kevin Rudd, former Australian Prime Minister and current President of the Asia Society; Laura Chinchilla, the Former President of Costa Rica; Henrietta Fore, UNICEF's Executive Director; Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever; and Kumi Naidoo, former Secretary-General of Amnesty International and former Executive Director of Greenpeace.

The GLC has been formed to advocate for and mobilize wider political commitment to the prioritization of water, sanitation and hygiene, build better governance structures and institutions to achieve SDG6 by the year 2030, and enhance the visibility of sanitation, water and hygiene both globally and nationally.

Sanitation and Water for All announces its Global Leadership Council to advocate for water, sanitation, and hygiene

In their new roles, the Global Leaders will draw upon their experience and network of contacts in government, business, UN agencies, and civil society, to campaign for a multi-stakeholder approach in the political dialogue, and a unified front to overcome the challenges of achieving universal water and sanitation by 2030. 

"As the current pandemic has shown, access to water and sanitation is absolutely vital for public health and global development, as it is also for the achievement of other development goals, such as effective action on climate change and for realizing human rights in general," said Catarina de Albuquerque, CEO of SWA. "I am confident that our Global Leaders will be instrumental in advocating for and mobilizing wider and higher political commitment to the Guiding Principles and aims of the SWA partnership."

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