UNW-DPC actively seeks to strengthen the ability of UN-Water members and partners to support Member States in achieving water and sanitation-related goals and commitments, including the Millennium Development Goals. Sanitation is a major focus of UN-Water, particularly in its Thematic Priority Area on Water Supply and Sanitation, of which UNW-DPC is a member. To this end, UNW-DPC is actively supporting the "Sanitation Drive", an advocacy campaign working to meet the Millennium Development Goal sanitation target and end open defecation:

Activities in this area have included an international training programme for mayors on urban water and sanitation in Nanjing, China in November 2008, a UN-Water seminar on "UN-Water's Perspective on Water Supply and Sanitation and Needs for Capacity Development in Africa" in March 2010 at the International African Water Congress in Kampala, Uganda, UNW-DPC's activities at the 2010 World Water Week, activities at several previous World Water Weeks in Stockholm and the ongoing UN-Water capacity development project on the "Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture."

UN-Water at IFAT 2014

UN-Water was present at IFAT 2014 in Munich, Germany from 5-9 May, with UNW-DPC coordinating the participation of 10 UN- Water Members, Partners and Programmes in a pavilion and seminar on the topic of “Water and Energy”. Click here for the summary report.

Proceedings for the "Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture" Project

UNW-DPC has published a proceedings for the UN-Water project on the "Safe Use of Wastewater in Agriculture", the 10th in its series of proceedings. The full downloadable PDF is available with other materials at the project's online platform in the UN-Water Activity Information System.

UNW-DPC at Wasser Berlin 2013

UNW-DPC contributed to Wasser Berlin from 23 - 26 April 2013, organizing a session within the International Forum together with UNESCO-UNEVOC on "New Trends in Water-Related Capacity Development" and staffing a pavilion, including other members and partners of UN-Water.

IFAT 2012 report and video

UNW-DPC has created a video and report on UN-Water's involvement in IFAT in May 2012, including participation from more than a dozen UN-Water members, partners and programmes. Download the full report here.