Mr. Moez Allaoui of WaterLex presented at the Expert Group Meeting on the Water-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a 2-day meeting in Beirut, Lebanon. His presentation on “Measuring the Human Rights to Water and Sanitation Realisation” to the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) was well received by the audience. The presentation covered water availability, quality, acceptability, accessibility, and affordability as well as the human rights principles of non-discrimination, access to information, participation in decision-making process, accountability and sustainability with a special emphasis on the Sustainable Development Goals. Mr. Allaoui explained in detail the measurement of the human rights to water and sanitation and presented the Special Rapporteur’s checklist, among other tools, to the audience.

HRWS and SDGS UNESCWA Meeting April 2016 Moez Allaoui

UNESCWA Expert Group Meeting April 2016 Group Photo

The presentation and information shared by Mr. Allaoui helped the group to “formulate a set of expert recommendations on how the Arab Region should pursue monitoring and reporting on the water-related Sustainable Development Goals. The recommendations from the meeting will be submitted to the subsidiary bodies of the Arab Ministerial Water Council for consideration as part of the activities designated for follow-up on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development” as stated on the event website.

A PDF of Mr. Allaoui’s presentation is posted here.

Questions for the experts in the meeting, the presentation by Wafa Aboul Hosn, Ph.D. Chief, Economic Statistics Section Statistics Division are shared here.

A presentation on Institutional Mechanisms for Monitoring and Reporting on the Water-related SDGs in the Arab Region is posted here.