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United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and President of the World Bank Group Dr. Jim Yong Kim have convened a High Level Panel on Water (HLPW), consisting of 11 Heads of State and one Special Adviser, to provide the leadership required to champion a collaborative way of developing and managing water resources, and improving water and sanitation related services.

The core focus of the Panel is the commitment to ensure
availability and sustainable 5management of water and sanitation for all (Sustainable Development Goal #6), as well as to contribute to the achievement of the other SDGs that rely on the development and management of water resources.

On 21 September 2016 the HLPW called for a fundamental shift in the way the world looks at water, and issued an Action Plan for a new approach to water management that will help the world to achieve the 2030 agenda. The Panel was established for an initial period of two years. For more information and to read the action plan, please visit the Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform.