This week UNECE and UNESCO are holding technical webinars on SDG indicator 6.5.2 â€œProportion of transboundary basin area with an operational arrangement for water cooperationâ€:
Â· French: Thursday 18 May 2017 15.30-16.30 CEST
Â· English: Thursday 18 May 2017 9.00-10.00 CEST
Â· Spanish: Friday 19 May 2017 16.00-17.00 CEST
The webinars will explain the rationale behind indicator 6.5.2 and the methodology for monitoring it, and participants will have the opportunity to pose any questions they may have. The webinars are expected to be particularly useful for the national administrations who are responsible for reporting on indicator 6.5.2.
The webinars are offered as part of the 2017 baseline process of the UN-Water Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6. For more information, including how to register and connect, please visit http://www.sdg6monitoring.org/news/2016/12/4/technical-webinars.
Through the UN-Water Integrated Monitoring Initiative for SDG 6, the United Nations seeks to support countries to monitor water and sanitation related issues in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in an integrated manner, and to compile country data to report on global progress towards SDG 6. The Initiative brings together the United Nations agencies who are formally mandated to compile country data for the purpose of global reporting on SDG 6.
Global implementation of SDG 6 monitoring was initiated in early 2017, with the following two objectives: 1) to generate a robust baseline for each global indicator in as many countries as possible, in time for the High Level Political Forumâ€™s (HLPF) in-depth review of SDG 6 in July 2018; and 2) to start a long-term process of building institutional capacity for integrated water and sanitation monitoring at the country level.