Equity and Non-discrimination (END) Working Group

This group was responsible for proposing equity targets and indicators for global monitoring after 2015. The group is now consulted, as needed, to respond to the comments and recommendations made at the two consultations at the end of 2012 (on Measurability, and the Second Global Stakeholder Consultation). It is made up of a core membership of experts, who meet in regular teleconferences as well as less frequent face-to-face meetings. A wider resource group of experts is drawn on as needed.

Core group of experts:

  • Catarina de Albuquerque, UN Special Rapporteur on the Human Right to Water and Sanitation (WG Chair)
  • David Bradley, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
  • Mac Darrow, MDG Section, Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights
  • Nicolas Fasel and Grace Sanico Steffan, Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights
  • Louisa Gosling, WaterAid
  • Rifat Hossain, JMP, World Health Organization
  • Guy Hutton, consultant for Joint Monitoring Programme
  • Rolf Luyendijk, JMP, UNICEF
  • Meera Mehta, CEPT University, India
  • Archana Patkar, Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council
  • Virginia Roaf, Team of the UN Special Rapporteur
  • Shea O. Rutstein, ICF International, USA
  • Ignacio Saiz, Center for Economic and Social Rights, Spain
  • Madoka Saji, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
  • Meg Satterthwaite, New York University School of Law
  • Marcus Stahlhofer, World Health Organization
  • Inga Winkler, Legal Adviser to the UN Special Rapporteur
  • Zulma Zosa and Elizabeth Barrios, National Statistical Office, Paraguay

Wider group of experts

  • Andre Dzikus, UN-Habitat
  • Elaine Ireland, Sightsavers
  • Ashfaq Khalfan, Amnesty International
  • Graham Fox, Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

The Equity and Non-Discrimination (END) working group is guided by a generic terms of reference for all working groups.

Initially, working groups will collect a "long list" of targets and indicators, which will then be reduced to a short list based on their appropriateness for global monitoring. Proposals will also be made to the sanitation working group for targets and indicators covering equity issues. The short list will be consolidated with targets and indicators from the other working groups, and discussed at an international meeting in December 2012. Following this, in early 2013, a Core Consultative Group will be responsible for proposing a final list of targets and indicators.

The support of the individuals and institutions belonging to the sanitation working group is highly appreciated.