UN-Water Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS)

GLAAS is a UN-Water initiative implemented by the World Health Organization (WHO)

The objective of UN-Water GLAAS is to provide policy makers at all levels with a reliable, easily accessible, comprehensive and global analysis of the evidence to make informed decisions on sanitation and drinking-water.

UN-Water GLAAS highlights where efforts stagnate in achieving the Millennium Development Goal Target 7: β€œTo halve, by 2015, the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking-water and basic sanitation.” It also highlights the post-2015 challenges that need to be addressed by the United Nations system to collectively support its Member States.

The 2012 GLAAS report provides further reason for vigilance β€” resources are neither targeted nor apparently sufficient to sustain routine operation and maintenance of water and sanitation services. Thus, there is a serious risk of slipping backwards on gains already made. The report can be accessed via the link below.

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Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Standards and guidelines development; Project funding

Global issues

HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, health and medical; Water and related ecosystems