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State of the world's sanitation


According to WHO and UNICEF dramatic gains in water and sanitation are possible in just a few years when civil society, private companies, governments and multilateral organizations pull together.

Meeting the goal of universal sanitation by 2030 is possible – with greater investment, sustained effort and increased rates of sanitation coverage.  UNICEF’s photo stories from around the world show what progress is possible within one generation.

In a recently launched report, State of the world’s sanitation, WHO and UNICEF make an urgent call to transform sanitation for better health, environments, economies and societies. Citing evidence on what works from successful countries, WHO and UNICEF call for strong government leadership and investment in resilient sanitation services.

The report charts an ambitious way forward following the SDG6 global acceleration framework themes of governance, financing, capacity development, data and information, and innovation to achieve universal access to safe sanitation.

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