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Name UNSGAB - UN Secretary-General's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation
Logo Image:UNLOGO.gif
Geographic Scope Global
Subject Focus Expertise Water & Sanitation MDGs; global action plan on WatSan
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URL http://www.unsgab.org'
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Contents

Mission/Mandate

The UNSG's Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation is an independent body established in March 2004 by United Nations Secretary General, Mr. Kofi Annan, in order to give him advice as well as to galvanize and sanitation issues.

Chaired by His Royal Highness the Prince of Orange, the Board is composed of a wide range of dignitaries, technical experts, and individuals with proven experience in providing inspiration, moving the machinery of government, and working with the media, the private sector and civil society.

The UNSG Advisory Board is an independent body to:

  • give advice to UN Secretary General;
  • give input in global dialogue process;
  • raise global awareness through mass-media, etc.;
  • influence and work on global, regional, national institutions at highest level; and
  • take its own actions towards MDGs


The Board, inter alia, focus their work on:

  • help to mobilize resources for water and sanitation towards achievement of MDGs and JPOI;
  • publicly mobilize support and advocate for actions and ensure political visibility;
  • assess progress made towards the water and sanitation goals; and
  • advocate for improving the capacity of Governments and the international system

Key Resources

See also complete list of WaterWiki-documented UNSGAB-Publications

Work on the Ground

See also complete list of WaterWiki-documented UNSGAB-Projects

Hashimoto Action Plan (HAP)

The UNSGAB's Hashimoto Action Plan (HAP) identifies "Your Action, Our Action" for achieving breakthroughs in vital areas of water management, water supply and sanitation. "Your Action" are actions for key players. In the sections labeled "Our Action," the Board commits to working with these players, to remove obstacles and bottlenecks impeding achievement of the internationally agreed targets for water and sanitation. The Board selected six themes for the HAP, namely, Financing, Water Operators Partnerships, Sanitation, Monitoring, Integrated Water Resources Management, and Water and Disaster.

The HAP was launched in March 2006, at the 4th World Water Forum in Mexico City. The HAP was originally called the Compendium of Actions but was renamed after the first Chair, Mr. Hashimoto passed away in 2006. The HAP was named in his honor and in recognition of his deep commitment to the achieving the goals it contains. The HAP became an important output of the 4th World Water Forum and was mentioned in the Ministerial Declaration and the Ministerial Roundtable Reports.

Read more about the background of the Hashimoto Action Plan...

References

See also

External Resources

Attachments

 Hasimoto Action Plan-Compendium of Actions en.pdf

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