WaterAid Nigeria and WaterSan Perspective
April 09, 2014
Ministers from nearly 50 countries including Nigeria will submit new commitments to increase access to water and sanitation at the Sanitation and Water for All High-Level Meeting in Washington, DC, USA, on Friday, 11 April 2014.
The Sanitation and Water for All partnership High-Level Meeting, which is being held in conjunction with the 2014 Spring Meetings of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group, will be opened by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.
The Sanitation and Water for All partnership is a global partnership of over 90 developing country governments, donors, civil society organizations and other development partners working together to catalyse political leadership and action, improve accountability and use scarce resources more effectively.
The High Level Meeting of the Sanitation and Water for All partnership, of which WaterAid was a founding partner, brings together this coalition of more than 90 partners, including organisations such as the World Bank and UNICEF, to work towards a common vision of universal access to safe water and adequate sanitation.
Two years ago, 48 countries, including Nigeria, made 415 commitments toward expanding access to safe water and sanitation. This year, countries will assess their progress and make new efforts to continue that momentum.