Follow-up Conference of the International Year of Sanitation (IYS)
January 4, 2010
- The Follow-up Conference of the International Year of Sanitation will be co-organized on January 26 (Tue) and 27 (Wed) at the United Nations University by the Government of Japan, the Asian Development Bank, and the United Nations University.
- Attendees will include Ms. Uschi Eid, Vice-Chair of the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Water and Sanitation (UNSGAB) (Former Member of Parliament and Former Parliamentary Secretary of State in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany) as well as experts from the Government of Japan, international organizations, and civil society.
- The theme of this Conference is “Beyond IYS – How can we deliver sustainable sanitation services to every citizen of the world?” As follow-up to the initiatives of the 2008 International Year of Sanitation, discussions will be held towards the resolution of important sanitation issues, especially in achieving the sanitation-related MDG and beyond.
(Reference) The International Year of Sanitation
The International Year of Sanitation was decided upon by the United Nations General Assembly in December 2006 based on one of the recommendations of the UNSGAB’s Hashimoto Action Plan. 2008 was designated as the International Year of Sanitation to increase awareness of the importance of sanitation (toilets, sewage treatment, etc.) and to promote action to these issues.