Engaging Parliamentarians To Put Water and Sanitation Goals Back on Track
In this short article for World Toilet Day hosted by the International Water Association (IWA), Catarina de Albuquerque, Executive Chair of SWA (Sanitation and Water for All) says that, “Unfortunately, while we’ve made significant advancements, we are not on track to provide universal access to safely-managed sanitation by the UN’s target year of 2030.
“Parliamentarians can use their roles of representation, legislating, oversight, and budget scrutiny to address the bottlenecks hindering both the implementation of the SDGs and the realization of the human rights to water and sanitation in their countries.
“Parliamentarians are increasing their understanding of and their commitment to sanitation in a growing number of countries, working at the highest levels of government. But it’s not yet enough. As we celebrate World Toilet Day, let’s ask our parliamentarians to put our sanitation goals back on track.”
Ms. de Albuquerque highlights IWA’s new Inclusive Urban Sanitation initiative that aims to reshape the global agenda on urban sanitation and is being promoted through a dedicated campaign #SanitAction.