Let's keep our promises is all about putting pressure on Government and other stakeholders to meet the 2017 target for universal coverage on water and sanitation.

Donor agencies and regional and national government are currently failing to meet their commitment towards providing safe drinking water and basic sanitation services. If we’re going to hit this important deadline, it's vital that we step up the priority. Let’s keep our promises reminds all stakeholders about the commitments made on water and sanitation at various national and international forums. We’re running a series of high profile events with Government officials at a national and regional level to bring this message home.

Why is this important?

Government data shows that just 43 percent of people have access to sanitation while only 625 out of 3,915 village and four districts have been declared as open defecation free areas. We've made promises to make sure everyone has access to water and sanitation, let’s keep to them!

What commitments have been made?

Despite being a signatory of Draft constitution of Nepal 2011, UN convention on human right to water and sanitation 2011, National Target for universal coverage, Millennium Development Goal Commitment, High Level Meeting Sanitation and Water for All 2012 and South Asian Conferences on Sanitation Nepal government has yet to adopt adequate measures for universal access to the water and sanitation.