This report presents the first ever estimates of the population using 'safely managed' drinking water and sanitation services - meaning drinking water free from contamination that is available at home when needed, and toilets whereby excreta are treated and disposed of safely. It also documents progress towards ending open defecation and achieving universal access to basic services.

The game plan outlines UNICEF’s programmatic focus and approaches in sanitation over the next four years to 2021. It will help ensure that ending open defecation receives the deliberate and sustained attention it will require to succeed: without a constant focus on the issue, there is no doubt that both the SDG objectives and UNICEF’s objectives for sanitation (as per Goal Area 4 in the Strategic Plan 2018-2021) will be jeopardised.

Water security has emerged as a major theoretical framework in environmental governance and resource management. An insecure supply of clean water and safe access to freshwater and sanitation raises the dangers of economic disruption, social tension, and even conflict over water resources at both the domestic and international levels. These dangers are highest where water is scarce and governance (at local, national or international levels) is poor.

The SLoCaT Partnership has released a new report, 'Sustainable Transport: A Critical Driver to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals,' to summarise how transport has been reflected in the first quadrennial VNR reporting cycle from 2016 - 2019.

In September 2015, all United Nations Member States jointly committed to the 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The International Organisation of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI) recognised the importance of this agenda in making a difference in the lives of citizens.

Nature provides us with vital resources such as food, air, water, and energy. In addition, nature can be harnessed to create solutions to the challenges set out in the SDGs, solutions that are positive for social, economic, governance and environmental outcomes. Nature in All Goals publication presents 17 case studies that demonstrate the importance of nature-based solutions in delivering the SDGs.

A selection of online information resources made available through the UN's Dag Hammarskjöld Library in New York linking human rights to Sustainable Development Goal 6: Clean Water & Sanitation.

The brief provides a summary of contributions from Thailand, Nepal, the Philippines, China and Australia, in collaboration with partners, during a “Special Topic Session on Using Big Data for Official Statistics” organized by the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) at the 

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, which includes the
17 SDGs, is an important driving force in global development efforts. Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) have embraced the goals to guide and measure their work through their National Development Plans. The Pacific Community (SPC) increasingly relies on these plans to develop its own work programmes with members.

Based on the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and ILO Convention No. 169, this Checklist aligns the principles and rights in these two instruments with the human rights due diligence approach set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.