1 November 2019

November Goals of the Month - Clean Water and Sanitation

Today 1 in 3 people around the world lack safe drinking water. Nearly as many of them drink from a water source contaminated with faeces. Many more lack safe sanitation, including 3 billion people around the world who don’t have basic hand-washing facilities at home. 

Yet, universal access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation could reduce the global disease burden by 10 per cent and is considered the most cost effective health intervention.

In November, we explore how water and sanitation remain at the core of sustainable development, affecting not just our health but also significantly influencing socio-economic development, peace and security, inequalities and the wellbeing of our ecosystems.   

This month we are highlighting Sustainable Development Goals 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation as the Goals of the Month, in light of World Toilet Day, World Tsunami Awareness Day, Universial Children's Day, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

In Focus

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