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Open letter to the High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the post-2015 development agenda

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Read FAN Global consortium members' open letter to the High Level Panel calling for water to be a distinct goal in the post-2015 development framework. 

World Water Day 2013 photo highlights

22 March 2013 was World Water Day and many members used the day to carry out advocacy to tackle the world's water and sanitation crisis. See just a small selection of their photo highlights.

SAARC Secretary General applauded Citizens’ Charter

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Thousands of citizens of Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan, Bhutan, and Sri Lanka created a momentous day in the history of the South Asia region to launch regional Sanitation campaign in South Asia. The campaign is calling on all South Asian governments, donors and citizens to join hands to tackle collectively the sanitation challenge in the region by increasing finances, targeting the resources towards poor and excluded people and groups to reduce service gap.

Water is central to sustainable development

Beyond 2015 position paper on water

The Beyond 2015 campaign coalition's position paper on water - which was jointly coordinated by FAN Global, WASH United and EWP - has been released highlighting the central role of water to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

A Rwandan perspective: my messages for the post MDG development agenda

Christian, Executive Director of COFORWA

There are so many important issues and priorities to include in the future post Millennium Development Goal agenda. From my perspective of working on WASH in Rwanda, I believe that an emphasis on local and context-specific projects that prioritise water resource management and sustainability is essential as well acknowledging the role the private sector can play in meeting water and sanitation needs.

Ensure a water secure world for all – African vision for post-MDG goal on water

Baker Yiga

At the final African consultation on water I attended in Tunis for the post- Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) development framework, the overriding outcome was the development of a framework for a distinct goal on water.

Water should be a distinct goal in the post-MDG framework

Last week I attended a consultation on water as part of the complex and wide ranging discussions that have been ongoing around the post 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) development framework. Through the diverse and high level discussions one promising message stood out – a call for water to be a distinct goal in any future framework.

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