In 2015, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This plan of action – for people, planet and prosperity – recognizes that eliminating poverty is the greatest global challenge and an indispensable requirement for sustainable development. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) helps countries build and share solutions and strengthen frameworks for governance, development and reducing risks of disaster and climate change.
UNDP’s work on water and ocean governance (WOG) focuses primarily on the challenges related to SDG 6 – sustainable management of water and sanitation for all – and SDG 14 – to conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources.
WOG projects and programmes bring a diverse suite of actors together to jointly protect ecosystems and ensure the sustainable use of water and ocean resources to build equitable, inclusive and sustainable societies. Yet, as exemplified in this brochure, the work contributes to the achievement of all the SDGs.