Rector Cares Foundation’s visions are aligned with the UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.
In September 2015, the UN General Assembly adopted the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development. This agreement has established 17 new goals that aim to end poverty and fight inequality, injustice, climate change, among others.
Goal 6 states:
Ensure the availability of water and its sustainable management, and sanitation for all.
In order to attain this goal UN has defined eight specific targets for 2030:
- Achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all.
- Achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations.
- Improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing the release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally.
- Substantially increase water-use efficiency across all sectors and ensure sustainable withdrawals and supply of freshwater to address water scarcity and substantially reduce the number of people suffering from it.
- Implement integrated water resources management at all levels, including through transnational cooperation as appropriate.
- Protect and restore water-related ecosystems, including mountains, forests, wetlands, rivers, aquifers and lakes.
- Expand international cooperation and capacity-building support to developing countries in water- and sanitation-related activities and programmes, including water harvesting, desalination, water efficiency, wastewater treatment, recycling and reuse technologies.
- Support and strengthen the participation of local communities in improving water and sanitation management.