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Key documents for the sub-category on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global sanitation indicators, JMP monitoring

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It contains a recommendation for new people regarding the most important five documents in the thematic area of "Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global sanitation indicators, JMP monitoring".

The selection of documents was put forward by Katrin Dauenhauer who moderated the Thematic Discussion Number 3 which deals with the SDGs, see her post here in September 2015: .
We are open to feedback if others think that another document should be selected here.

Recommended top five documents in the thematic area of "Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), global sanitation indicators, JMP monitoring", in reverse chronological order:

JMP (2015). WASH Post-2015 - Proposed indicators for drinking water, sanitation and hygiene. UNICEF and World Health Organization Joint Monitoring Programme for Water (JMP), New York, USA and Geneva, Switzerland

This brochure summarises proposed indicators for monitoring the drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) elements of the SDG targets.

UN (2015). The Millenium Development Goals Report 2015. United Nations, New York, USA

At the beginning of the new millennium, world leaders gathered at the United Nations to shape a broad vision to fight poverty in its many dimensions. That vision, which was translated into eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), has remained the overarching development framework for the world for the past 15 years. The data and analysis presented in this report prove that, with targeted interventions, sound strategies, adequate resources and political will, even the poorest countries can make dramatic and unprecedented progress. The report also acknowledges uneven achievements and shortfalls in many areas. The work is not complete, and it must continue in the new development era.

UN (2015). Transforming our world: The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. United Nations, New York, USA

This agenda announces 17 Sustainable Development Goals and 169 targets that seek to build on the Millennium Development Goals and complete what these did not achieve. The main idea is to realize the human rights of all and to achieve gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. These are universal goals and targets which involve the entire world, developed and developing countries alike. They are integrated and indivisible and balance the three dimensions of sustainable development: the economic, social and environmental.

WHO (2014). GLASS 2014 Report. Investing in Water and Sanitation: Increasing access, reducing inequalities - UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water. World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland

The urgent need for increased access to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services is a key theme of this report. The UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS 2014) led by WHO on behalf of UN-Water, draws on data from 94 countries and 23 external support agencies. It is the most comprehensive report, to date, on country efforts and approaches to extend WASH services to all.

UN (2013). A New Global Partnership: Eradicate Poverty and Transform Economies through Sustainable Development - The Report of the High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. United Nations, New York, USA

This report provides an example of how new goals and measurable targets could be framed in the wake of five transformational shifts, applicable to both developed and developing countries alike, including a new Global Partnership as the basis for a single, universal post-2015 agenda that will deliver this vision for the sake of humanity. According with the panelists, the report would be found wanting without a collective attempt to demonstrate how a simple clear agenda building on the MDGs and the Rio+20 process might be elaborated.

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Dr. Elisabeth von Muench
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