Sustainable Development Goal
6

Clean Water and Sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.

Goal 6 Targets

6.1 By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all

6.2 By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations

6.3 By 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally

6.4 By 2030, substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from water scarcity

6.5 By 2030, implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transboundary cooperation as appropriate

6.6 By 2020, protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes

6.A By 2030, expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies

6.B Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management

SourceUN Sustainable Development

Implementing partners

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
International Labour Organisation
International Organization for Migration
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Human Settlement Programme
UN Women
United Nations Joint Programme on HIV and AIDS Secretariat
United Nations Capital Development Fund
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
United Nations Development Programme

Investing Partners

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
International Atomic Energy Agency
International Fund for Agricultural Development
International Labour Organisation
International Organization for Migration
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
United Nations Economic Commission for Africa
United Nations Human Settlement Programme
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
UN Women

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