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1 United Nations Development Programme Bratislava Regional Centre – Europe & CIS Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 A new UNDP programme in support of the Protocol on Water & Health Presentation to the First Meeting of the Working Group on Water and Health Juerg Staudenmann Water Governance Advisor

2 Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre 2 Overview UNDPs mandate & work (in Europe & CIS) A new UNDP programme on Water & Sanitation –Link to the Right to Water –Links to the Protocol W&H Methodological approach, status and next steps Conclusion & Discussion

3 Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre 3 Whats UNDPs overall mandate ? …the UN's global development network, … connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life Europe & CIS: 26 Country Offices (every EECCA country) & 1 regional office (Bratislava) Mandate to coordinate the UN Development Group, and UN Country Teams at national level Support to governments to achieve MDGs through national & regional projects On Environment & Sustainable Development: –Facilitate access to environmental services (pro-poor) –Promoting adaptation to climate change –Mainstream environment into development priority areas Climate Change & Water and Sanitation priority areas Climate Change & Water and Sanitation

4 Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre 4 Why Water & Sanitation? Key drivers to achieve MDGs (child & maternal health; poverty & food security; healthy work force; …) Link to Human (and Economic) Development! The successfully tackling of the WSS crises could trigger the next leap forward in human development!

5 Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre 5 UNDPs (Water) work in the EECCA region Regional projects –Transboundary Water Management in Danube, Black Sea, Dnipro, Caspian Sea, Kura-Aras, Dinaric Karst,... (GEF) –Environment & Security (UNDP-UNEP-UNECE- OSCE-REC) National/local projects –Integrated Water Resources Management (e.g. Kazakhstan, new Central Asian projects) –Water Supply & Sanitation (e.g. BiH, Tajikistan, Armenia) –Mainstreaming water-activities into - rural development (e.g. Crimea, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan), - Climate change & energy-reform (e.g. Albania, Bulgaria), - Biodiversity conservation (e.g. Macedonia, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Hungary, …) –Private sector involvement (e.g. UNDP-Coca Cola Every Drop Matters partnership in Croatia, Kazakhstan, Romania, Turkey, …)

6 Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre 6 A new UNDP Programme on Water & Sanitation for Europe & CIS Based on findings of the UNDP Human Development Report (HDR 2006): –The growing Water Crisis is a problem of Water Governance, not really of lacking water resources –A crisis of the poor and marginalized (e.g. rural- urban disparities) –Low political commitment to sanitation and hygiene –Climate Change will add more complexity & additional burden HDR 2006 Recommendations: –Make water a human right – and mean it ! –Support countries developing national strategies & plans –Facilitate (more) international aid & financing

7 Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre 7 Why a new EECCA programme (linking Water – Human Rights)? Too many people – especially impoverished and marginalized groups – in the EECCA region still suffer from low- quality Water & Sanitation services New ideas and innovative pushes are needed to mobilize needed funding ! Unique Opportunity: The Protocol on Water & Health Build on the momentum to translate Right to Water into concrete results on the ground Build on the momentum to translate Right to Water into concrete results on the ground

8 Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre 8 What is the Right to Water (and sanitation) ? * Every person has the right to: Sufficient water Clean water Accessible water and sanitation services Affordable water and sanitation services NB: This does not mean water free of charge! * General comment 15, Guidelines for the realization of the right to drinking water supply and sanitation, UN common understanding of the human rights based approach

9 Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre 9 What means a Human Rights- Based Approach ? A process based on international HR standards and principles Recognizes human beings as rights-holders and establishes obligations for duty-bearers. Duty-bearers: Much less Primarily: States Secondarily: individuals can have specific obligations Individuals and private entities have generic responsibilities towards the community to respect the rights of others Duty-bearers: Much less Primarily: States Secondarily: individuals can have specific obligations Individuals and private entities have generic responsibilities towards the community to respect the rights of others Right-holders: 6,653,467,548 Every individual, either a man, woman or child, of any race, ethnic group or social condition To some extent groups Right-holders: 6,653,467,548 Every individual, either a man, woman or child, of any race, ethnic group or social condition To some extent groups Focus on on-discrimination and inclusion of vulnerable and disadvantaged groups, access to information, participation and accountability in the development process

10 Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre 10 UNDP Human Rights-Water Programme: Aim Develop a pan-regional umbrella in support of the EECCA countries to: –Assess the situation (incl. gap analysis) in the region and selected target countries –Develop and implement concrete national and local projects Based all on strong (legal) foundations and principles Holistic approach: Take into account also Climate Change and other cross-cutting aspects –Create a basis to build strong partnerships (UN and other partners) and mobilize needed funding Link UNDPs work with emerging activities under the Protocol on Water & Health (e.g. AHPFM, Climate WG)

11 Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre 11 Links with the Protocol on Water & Health? The Protocols elements of the Right to Water: Art. 4(2): Parties shall, in particular, take all appropriate measures for the purpose of ensuring: (a) adequate supplies of wholesome drinking water...;(b) adequate sanitation... Art. 5: Parties shall be guided in particular by the following principles and approaches: (1)...equitable access to water, adequate in terms of both quantity and of quality, should be provided for all members of the population, especially those who suffer a disadvantage or social exclusion. Art. 6(1): The Parties shall pursue the aims of: (a) access to drinking water for everyone; (b) provision of sanitation for everyone.

12 Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre 12 Link to the AHPFM Through the new programme, UNDP … … can directly contribute to the approved projects for Moldova & Ukraine: –by picking up certain activities through the planned UNDP assessment (e.g. gap analysis, development of national strategy / roadmap) –OR: upon request, UNDP can directly implement projects or selected activities … stands ready to support EECCA-countries both in formulating (for AHPFM-submission) and implementing concrete projects … with its development competency and on-the-ground experience, will continue to support the AHPFM

13 Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre 13 4 Thematic Focus Areas Accessibility – Infrastructure: covers physical accessibility and focuses primarily on the quality of the (WSS) services Accessibility – Infrastructure: covers physical accessibility and focuses primarily on the quality of the (WSS) services Affordability – Water Pricing: Water tariffs set at such a level that standard volume of water is provided to everyone at affordable prices (or free if necessary), with special consideration to poor, marginalised and vulnerable groups Affordability – Water Pricing: Water tariffs set at such a level that standard volume of water is provided to everyone at affordable prices (or free if necessary), with special consideration to poor, marginalised and vulnerable groups Quality and Availability (Resources Allocation): water supplied should be safe and suitable for all different uses. Balance among competing needs to be reached while giving priority to human consumption. Quality and Availability (Resources Allocation): water supplied should be safe and suitable for all different uses. Balance among competing needs to be reached while giving priority to human consumption. Transboundary Cooperation: focus on cooperation between neighbouring communities sharing the same water resource/body; reconcile different and possibly conflicting interests and water needs (at local level!). Transboundary Cooperation: focus on cooperation between neighbouring communities sharing the same water resource/body; reconcile different and possibly conflicting interests and water needs (at local level!).

14 Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre 14 Methodological Approach Phase 0: Regional situation analysis & programme development Phase 1: Individual Country Assessment Phase 2: Priority identification & project development Phase 3: Project implementation Outputs: O:Pan-regional programme, overarching approach & target country selection 1:Gap & needs assessment for selected target country, partner & resources mobilization 2:Concrete Project proposals for submission (e.g. AHPFM) 3:Concrete results

15 Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre 15 Phase 0: Regional situation analysis & programme development UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre already started in 2007: Analysis of the Water Supply & Sanitation situation, and desk-assessment of needs & gaps in potential priority countries Development of a new methodology on Human Rights Based Approaches for Water Governance (aligned to Protocol W&H) Roadmap / country selection & sequencing / M&E Status: on-going (2007 – 2011) Financing: –UNDP Bratislava pre-investment: US$ 45,000 –Needed: US$ 40,00 – 60,000

16 Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre 16 Phase 1: Individual Country Assessments (for selected target countries) Analyze country situation based on the 4 thematic areas ( Accessibility – Infrastructure / Affordability – Water Pricing / Quality and Availability (Resources Allocation) / Transboundary Cooperation ) Stakeholder consultations Identify development gaps, needs & opportunities for concrete interventions (together with government and civil society stakeholders) Status: planned ( ) Financing: –UNDP co-funding (tbc): up to US$ 10,000/country –Needed: ~ US$ 50,000/country

17 Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre 17 Phase 2: Priority identification & project development Prioritization of issues and possible project activities (with national stakeholder) Development of detailed project proposals Submission (AHPFM) and/or partner & resource mobilization Status: in preparation (2009 ff.) Financing: –UNDP co-funding (tbc): up to US$ 5,000/country –Needed: ~ US$ 30,000/country

18 Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre 18 Phase 3: Project implementation Implementation of individual projects in target countries, or activities mainstreamed into other projects Details depend on concrete projects Details depend on concrete projects Status: to be developed ( ) Financing: Depending on projects

19 Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre 19 Next steps August 2008: Finalize methodological approach & secure co-funding (for Phase 0) Dec 2008: Define and select first set of priority countries –based on countries expressed interest and request for UNDP-support –Based on successful resource mobilization : Start in-depth country assessments, gap analysis, priority & project identification in selected (& financed) target countries July 2009: Submit project proposals to AHPFM

20 Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 UNDP Bratislava Regional Centre 20 Conclusion Through its new pan-regional Human Rights & Water programme, UNDP can –Support EECCA-countries in national analysis, gap assessments, target setting, strategy & project development etc. –Support donor countries to identify and direct their investment towards priority areas for interventions –Develop and implement concrete projects to improve peoples live in the region !

21 United Nations Development Programme Bratislava Regional Centre – Europe & CIS Protocol WG on Water & Health - Geneva June 2008 Thank you! For further information visit:


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