Millions of sanitation workers in the developing world are forced to work in conditions that endanger their health and lives, according to the most extensive global study to date on the issue, which is released today.
The world’s ambition of reducing inequality across all aspects of life through the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is at risk of being over 100 years behind schedule. As Governments meet at the United Nations in New York this week to reaffirm their support for the eradication poverty and inequality by 2030.
Over 2 billion people still do not have access to even basic sanitation according to data released today (18 June 2019) from the WHO and UNICEF’s Joint Monitoring Programme for Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (JMP). This is equivalent to 26% of the world’s population or one in four people.
Responding to the announcement in Vancouver from Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, of a ten year annual investment of $1.4bn beginning in 2023 towards the health and rights of women, adolescents and children.