WEF actively supports its commitment to the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and advancing SDG 6, Clean Water and Sanitation
WEF has had a long standing relationship with the United Nations (UN) through its Special Consultative Status with the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and most recently accepted as a Partner with UN-Water. As a Partner with UN-Water, WEF's daily work to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), especially SDG-6, Clean Water and Sanitation, will be more visible and recognized by fellow UN-Water Partners and Members and heighten WEF's global impact.
In July 2019, the WEF Board of Trustees approved a position statement on the UN SDGs. WEF stated its support for the objectives of the UN SDGs and recognized the work that its members, member associations, and the water sector as a whole contribute to furthering progress towards these goals globally. The organization committed to continue to foster progress towards achievement of the SDGs through its mission.