GLAAS Report 2022
2022 DEC 15
International Relations > Miscellaneous > Reports and indices
Why in news?
- Recently, the Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) report 2022 was released by the World Health Organization (WHO) and UN-Water.
What is WASH?
WASH is an acronym that stands for the interrelated areas of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene. The WHO WASH Strategy has been developed in response to Member State Resolution (WHA 64.4) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
- The Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking Water (GLAAS) is an UN-Water initiative implemented by WHO.
- The objective of GLAAS is to provide policy- and decision-makers at all levels with a reliable, easily accessible and comprehensive analysis of WASH systems to make informed decisions for sanitation, drinking water and hygiene.
What is the GLAAS Report?
- GLAAS 2022 report compiles new data on WASH from 121 countries and territories and 23 External Support Agencies (ESAs).
- It serves as a global reference to inform commitments, priority-setting and actions during the second half of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and for the 2023 Conference for the Midterm Comprehensive Review of Implementation of the United Nations Decade for Action on Water and Sanitation (2018–2028) (UN 2023 Water Conference).
- The report also highlights opportunities to accelerate progress in key WASH areas that positively affect the quality and sustainability of WASH services and delivery, pandemic preparedness and resilience to climate change.
Global Analysis and Assessment of Sanitation and Drinking-Water (GLAAS) report is released by UN-Water in partnership with:
(a) International Water Association
(b) World Economic Forum
(c) World Health Organization
(d) Sustainable Sanitation Alliance