At the conclusion of the 7th South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN), the heads of delegations from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka declared their commitment to improving sanitation in the region.

The nations committed to establishing targets aligned with the drinking water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) elements of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) including progress towards universal basic and safely managed sanitation services and hygiene.

Other commitments include generating evidence to understand inequalities in access to WASH, conducting structured human resource opacity assessments, introducing essential sectoral reforms, developing effective financial planning, reporting on sanitation and hygiene related investments, prioritising WASH in institutional settings and supporting climate change adaptation.