Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all



Improving the access to clean water and sanitation for all. Water scarcity and related issues may shape factors like jobs, food availability, and living standards, which in turn can act as determinants of migration for some. Further, it is important to ensure efforts to improve clean water and sanitation access inclusively address migrants’ needs, especially as migrants often face specific barriers in accessing, for example, WASH services.




Relevant migration-related targets

  • 6.1 - By 2030, achieve universal and equitable access to safe and affordable drinking water for all
  • 6.2 - By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations


All SDGs and Targets

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IOM Institutional Strategy on Migration and Sustainable Development


The IOM Institutional Strategy on Migration and Sustainable Development outlines a whole-of-organization approach to comprehensively integrate migration and development into policymaking and programming within IOM. It recognizes that migration, when well managed, can be both a development strategy and a development outcome.