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WaterAid welcomes UN’s bold vision

New targets to end extreme poverty and ensure universal access to water and sanitation.

31 May 2013

A UN High Level Panel has been in discussions to put forward recommendations on what should replace the existing Millennium Development Goals.

On Thursday 30 May, the panel, co-chaired by British Prime Minister David Cameron, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, set out its vision in a new report.

Responding to the report, WaterAid’s Chief Executive, Barbara Frost said:

"With 1.2 billion people still living on less than $1.25 a day, WaterAid welcomes the bold vision outlined in this report by the UN High Level Panel. We hope it will inspire world leaders to commit to an ambitious new set of global targets that finally deliver an end to extreme poverty.

"WaterAid is delighted that the panel has heard the call for a goal on universal access to water and sanitation. We will only succeed in ending poverty if ambitious targets are also agreed that by 2030 everyone, everywhere has access to water, sanitation and hygiene."

Read more about the work of the High Level Panel and download the report on the United Nations website.