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UNDP Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Portfolio – Accelerating MDG Progress through Governance Reform and Local Action

Published by: UNDP

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Through programmes like MDG GoAL WASH, Cap-Net, the Community Water Initiative, Every Drop Matters, the MDG Spanish Fund, and the Millennium Acceleration Framework, UNDP promotes and facilitates equitable access to water and sanitation services as a fundamental contribution to enhancing human development.

Sanitation remains one of the two most off-track MDG targets, with almost 2.6 billion people lacking the most basic of facilities. And while the world as a whole may have met the water supply MDG target, there are vast disparities in several regions and in individual countries in all regions. Furthermore, climate change and over abstraction of groundwater resources threaten to reverse this achievement.

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General Information

SDGs Goal 6: Clean water and sanitation
Thematic Area
Water and sanitation
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