sanitation

Safe drinking water, sanitation, are ‘basic human rights’: new UN Water Development report

Safe water and access to proper sanitation are essential to eradicate poverty, build peaceful societies and ensure that no one is left behind on the path towards sustainable development, according to the 2019 UN World Water Development Report, launched on Tuesday in Geneva. 

Lack of access to clean water, toilets puts children’s education at risk, says UN

Millions of children are going to school without basic hygiene facilities, and the goal of universal access to basic water, sanitation and hygiene remains “a huge challenge,” the United Nations warned on Monday

Children's access to safe water and sanitation is a right, not a privilege – UNICEF

In countries beset by violence, displacement, conflict and instability, children's most basic means of survival – water – must be a priority, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said today, warning that children living in fragile situations are four times more likely to lack access to drinking water.

At start of World Water Week, UN Assembly President says water and sanitation goals need 'major push'

Encouraging global action to support clean water and sanitation, United Nations General Assembly President Peter Thomson today underscored that when it comes to the environment, everything is connected.

News in Brief 12 July 2017 (AM)

More than 2 billion people lack access to safe drinking water, UN warns

Around 2.1 billion people worldwide lack access to “safe, readily available” water at home and more than twice as many are lacking safe sanitation.

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Billions around the world lack safe water, proper sanitation facilities, reveals UN report

Some three in ten people around the world lack access to safe and readily available water at home, and almost six in ten to safely managed sanitation, a new United Nations report has warned, calling on countries to do more to fulfil these basic human needs.

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

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.

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News in Brief 17 May 2017 (AM)

Somali drought “tragedy continues to unfold”

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News in Brief 15 May 2017 (AM)

Poverty impacting 25% of children in Middle East and North Africa

Poverty is continuing to impact at least 29 million children across the Middle East and North Africa, or one in four children in the region.

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News in Brief 13 April 2017 (AM)

More investment needed to meet SDG water and sanitation targets

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