UN-Water – Water in the post-2015 development agenda Have your voice heard!

The Thematic Consultation on Water (the water consultation)in the post-2015 development agenda is now open, waiting for your inputs on the www.worldwewant2015.org/waterwebsite. The water consultation is part of the UN-system led “global dialogue” comprising of 50 – 100 Country Consultations and eleven global Thematic Consultations, among them the one on water. The water consultation is waiting for your voice as we want to ensure that everyone can have their say. We need your ideas to foster a shared vision on key future challenges in water and a new global water goal in the post-2015 development agenda. We shall also discuss lessons learnt, challenges and opportunities related to the implementation of the present Millennium Development Goals on water and sanitation and what remains to be done.

The mannerfor you to participate in the water consultation (similarly to other thematic consultations) is through engaging in the on-line web-based discussion (www.worldwewant2015.org/water). You can also engage through social media at Twitter  @WaterPost2015 using the hashtag #waterpost2015 or visit our Facebook page  WaterPost2015.

The water consultation is divided into two interactive phases: Phase I is the global water consultation,which focuses on broad challenges to trigger engagement and discussion. The global consultation will remain online and active for the whole duration of the consultation. Phase II focuses on thematic sub-consultations broadly in the areas of water, sanitation and hygiene(WASH), water resources,  waste water management and water quality. Phase II starts in mid-January and runs up to March 3rd 2013. In March the outcome from the different discussions will be summarised into policy recommendations in a final report that will be transmitted to the High-level Panel on Post-2015 appointed by the UN Secretary General at the end of March.

Around the on-line web-based consultation you might find various other events organised. In different ways they can feed into the water consultation to stimulate the on-line discussions and engagement.

We welcome all of you to engage in the consultation and are counting on your outreach support. It is important getting the word out to your networks about upcoming discussions and possibilities to engage.