Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 6: Ensure access to water and sanitation for all

Clean Water & Sanitation

Access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene is the most basic human need for health and well-being. Billions of people will lack access to these basic services in 2030 unless progress quadruples. Demand for water is rising owing to rapid population growth, urbanization and increasing water needs from agriculture, industry, and energy sectors.

The demand for water has outpaced population growth, and half the world’s population is already experiencing severe water scarcity at least one month a year. Water scarcity is projected to increase with the rise of global temperatures as a result of climate change.

Investments in infrastructure and sanitation facilities; protection and restoration of water- related ecosystems; and hygiene education are among the steps necessary to ensure universal access to safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030, and improving water-use efficiency is one key to reducing water stress.

There has been positive progress. Between 2015 and 2022, the proportion of the world’s population with access to safely managed drinking water increased from 69 per cent to 73 per cent.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

1996 Protocol to the Convention on the Prevention of Marine Pollution by Dumping of Wastes and other Matter

LC Prot 1996 1996 London UK T g

5 Gyres Institute

5GYRES Santa Monica CA USA G

Academic Council on the United Nations System

ACUNS 1987 Washington DC USA E y

Act for Peace

1948 Sydney NSW Australia G

Action Against Hunger

1979 Paris France F

Action Children Aid

1966 Copenhagen Denmark G

Additional Protocol to the Pan-American Sanitary Code, 1927

1927 T g

Additional Protocol to the Pan-American Sanitary Code, 1952

1952 Washington DC USA T g



Africa Civil Society for the Information Society

ACSIS 2003 Dakar Senegal D

Africa Culture Internationale Human Rights

ACI Human Rights 1996 Geneva Switzerland G

Africa Development Interchange Network

ADIN 1985 Douala Cameroon G

Africa Faith and Justice Network

AFJN 1983 Washington DC USA G

Africa Foundation

1997 Johannesburg South Africa F fy

Africa Groundwater Network

AGW-NET 2008 Harare Zimbabwe E

Africa Infrastructure Foundation

1995 Lagos Nigeria N f

Africa Safe Water Foundation

Lagos Nigeria G f

Africa Water Journalist Network

AWJN 2005 Amsterdam Netherlands G

Africa-EU Innovation Alliance for Water and Climate

AfriAlliance Delft Netherlands E y

African Aeronautics & Space Organisation

AASO Dammarie-les-Lys France G

African Agency For Integrated Development

AAID 1998 Fort Portal Uganda G

African Centre for Advocacy and Human Development

ACAHD 2002 Lagos Nigeria G

African Centre for Aquatic Research and Education

ACARE 2017 Ann Arbor MI USA D

African Civil Society Network on Water and Sanitation

ANEW Nairobi Kenya D

African Forum for Utility Regulators

AFUR 2002 Pretoria South Africa F

African Law Foundation

AFRILAW 2012 Enugu Nigeria G f

African Library and Information Associations and Institutions

AfLIA 2013 Accra Ghana D

African Marine Waste Network

AMWN 2016 Port Elizabeth South Africa G

African Ministers' Council on Water

AMCOW 2002 Abuja Nigeria E cg

African Network for Chemical Analysis of Pesticides

ANCAP 2001 Zanzibar Tanzania UR F

African Population and Health Research Center

APHRC 1995 Nairobi Kenya E

African Water Association

AfWA 1980 Abidjan Côte d'Ivoire D

African-Eurasian Migratory /Water Bird/ Agreement

AEWA 1995 Bonn Germany T g


Brooklyn NY USA F

Agence de l'eau Rhin-Meuse

1964 Moulins-lès-Metz France G g

Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators

ACER 2009 Ljubljana Slovenia E g

Agreement Concerning Cooperation in Taking Measures Against Pollution of the Sea by Oil

1971 T g

Agreement Concerning Cooperation to Ensure Compliance with the Regulations for Preventing the Pollution of the Sea by Oil

1967 T g

Agreement Concerning Cooperative Research in Reactor Science

1970 T g

Agreement Concerning International Direct Goods Traffic by Rail and Water

ITRW 1959 T g

Agreement Concerning the Application of the Agreement of 11 February 1977, in the Field of Gas-cooled Reactor Concepts and Technology

1977 T g

Agreement Concerning the Protection of the Waters of the Mediterranean Shores

RAMOGE agreement 1976 T g

Agreement Concerning the Regulations of Lake Inari by Means of the Kaitakoski Hydro - Electric Power Station and Dam

1959 T g

Agreement Concerning Uniform Rules for the Marking of Navigable Waters

1962 T g

Agreement for cooperation in dealing with pollution of the North Sea by oil and other harmful substances

Bonn Agreement 1983 London UK F gy

Agreement for the Transfer of a Training Reactor and Enriched Uranium

1970 T g

Agreement on Administrative Arrangements for the Perk Thnot - Cambodia - Power and Irrigation Development Project

1968 T g

Agreement on Regional Cooperation in Combating Pollution of the South-East Pacific by Hydrocarbons or other Harmful Substances in Cases of Emergency

1981 T g

Agreement on Research Participation and Technical Exchange in the In-pile CABRI and Annular Core Pulsed Reactor Research Programs Related to Fast Reactor Safety

1978 T g

Agreement on the Implementation of a European Project on Pollution, on the Topic 'Analysis of Organic Micropollutants in Water'

1971 T g