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GWC started a new initiative, Women in WASH coordination. Currently only 19% of national WASH cluster coordinators and 22% of Information Management Officers are women. There is little information related to Women’s Rights Organizations’ (WROs) participation in NHWCP even though it is a requirement of IASC Localization guidance. In order to address this gender gap…


We are delighted to launch the Global WASH Cluster (GWC)'s Strategic Plan 2022-2025.

The GWC’s Strategic Plan 2022–2025 sets out the direction for collective commitment around joint action to be achieved through a common vision, mission and objectives, supported by shared values.

The strategy is a result of collaboration and contributions from GWC’…


The State of the Hand Hygiene Report, published by UNICEF and WHO, is now available in French.

The simple act of cleaning hands can save lives and reduce illness by helping prevent the spread of infectious diseases. During the COVID-19 pandemic, hand hygiene received unprecedented attention and became a central pillar in national COVID prevention…


The 2022 edition of the United Nations World Water Development Report, titled “Groundwater: Making the invisible visible”, has been published by UNESCO. It highlights the potential of groundwater as being central to the fight against poverty, to food and water security, to the creation of decent jobs, to socio-economic development, and…

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The Global WASH Cluster (GWC) and the German WASH Network are excited to announce they will be co-hosting a side-event at the upcoming European Humanitarian Forum 2024 in Brussels, Belgium. The event will be a platform for the GWC to showcase its commitments and thought leadership as a champion of collective outcomes for the Water Action Decade within and beyond the…

From: Tue, 19/03/2024
To: Tue, 19/03/2024

UNICEF-led/co-led Clusters and Area of Responsibility hosted a side event on "Fragility and Climate: Joined-up Action for Collective Outcomes" at the upcoming COP28 conference in Dubai. We invite you and your partners to attend this session if you will be present for COP28 and also to share this widely. The session showcased thought leadership and…

From: Sun, 03/12/2023
To: Fri, 03/03/2023

GWC SIDE EVENT at AIDEX 2023 Leaving no one behind, ending needs by reducing risks and vulnerabilities, achieving sustainable development and peace are a shared commitment of the United Nations and the Inter-Agency Standing Committee. This requires ‘joined-up’ action for collective outcomes by the humanitarian, development, and peace actors for which effective and…

From: Thu, 26/10/2023
To: Thu, 26/10/2023

The 2023 Emergency Environmental Health Forum will take place on 10th and 11th May 2023. This will be a hybrid event and we encourage in-person attendance for EEHF invitees. Accordingly, the EEHF the call for Abstracts is closed. Proposals are currently under review on the following themes:  Climate change mitigation in crises contexts Outbreaks (COVID-19, cholera…

From: Wed, 10/05/2023
To: Thu, 11/05/2023

We are happy to share that the GWC, together with Sanitation and Water For All has hosted a side event at UN water 2023 conference on "Joined-up Action for Humanitarian and Development Collective Outcomes to Accelerate SDG6". The event took place on Wednesday 22 March from 8 AM to 10 AM EST (1 PM to 3 PM CET) at the UNICEF Danny Kaye Center in New York. Recording and…

From: Wed, 22/03/2023
To: Wed, 22/03/2023

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