The Republic of Azerbaijan became a Party to the Protocol on Water and Health in 2003. One of the key obligations of Parties, as required by Article 6 of the Protocol, is to set national targets related to water and health, including aspects of drinking water quality, water-related diseases, access to drinking water and sanitation, wastewater treatment, integrated water resources management, etc. Azerbaijan requested support from UNECE to complete a national target setting process. Such support was provided under the European Union Water Initiative Plus(EUWI+) project, in the frames of National Policy Dialogue on Integrated Water Resources Management with the financial assistance of the European Union. In August 2018, the target setting process concluded successfully with the formal adoption of national targets by a joint decree No. 524-No. 57 of the Ministry of Ecology and Natural Resources and the Ministry of Health; The targets set in 19 thematic areas cover the entire water cycle from access to safe drinking water to quality of discharged waste water and from quality of bathing water to effectiveness of water resources management with the overall goal of safeguarding the health of citizens from water related diseases and ensuring access to water for all.