Podcast: Lawyer runs 40 marathons to highlight water, sanitation issues

5 June 2017

A charity runner who does not particularly enjoy running has completed 40 marathons in 40 days to raise awareness about the global goal of providing all people with clean water and sanitation by 2030.

Mina Guli’s quest spanned six continents where she ran along the banks of six of the world’s major rivers, including the Amazon and the Nile.

The Australian lawyer was at United Nations Headquarters recently to talk about her amazing journey in support of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, which calls for access to clean water and sanitation for everyone.

The UN says water and sanitation are “at the very core” of sustainable development as they are critical to the survival of people and the planet.

Listen to her incredible story in this latest episode of our UN podcast, The Lid is On, presented by Dianne Penn.

Duration: 26’21”

Music credit: Ketsa, ‘Tide will take us home.’

The Lid is On is also available on Sound Cloud.

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