United Nations SG’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB)

Executive summary 

Good management of water and sanitation is a precondition for sustainable development. It underpins the three pillars of sustainable development and also contributes to a green economy and to poverty eradication. These are compelling reasons to address water and sanitation challenges in UNCSD2012. 

UNSGAB believes that the global community must make progress on three major water and sanitation challenges during UNCSD2012. 

This paper makes the case for a strong focus and decisions on (i) access to sanitation & drinking  water, (ii) wastewater management and (iii) more productive water use in agriculture. It suggests objectives on these issues to be decided in UNCSD2012 and describes potential targets related to 

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