United NationsDepartment of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

SDG 6 Business Forum Breakout Session

Wed 23 Sep 2020, 11.00 am
Online Co-hosted by: UN-Water, UN DESA, and UN Global Compact CEO Water Mandate


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SDG 6 Decade of Action

At this critical time, when ambition for all the SDGs must be raised,  UN-Water and the Secretary-General launched the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework during the High-Level Political Forum in July this year. A key accelerator in this Framework is leveraging and scaling up innovative technologies and practices at the country level.  This can only happen through effective partnerships with the business sector that bridge UN frameworks with corporate innovations. The Water Resilience Coalition is working in this space by elevating water stress to the top of the corporate agenda through innovative, data driven approaches to collective action in water-stressed basins.  

This breakout session will facilitate a dialogue among UN agencies driving the SDG 6 Global Acceleration Framework and companies who have pledged support for the Water Resilience Coalition to explore how innovations in direction operations, supply chain management, technology and governance practices can advance the 2030 Agenda. The conversation will highlight the ways innovation for water and sanitation are helping to manage the Covid-19 response in countries globally, alleviate water stress, and build long-term resiliency.