UN Report - Progress on drinking water and sanitation

March 2012 - UN Report on the achievement of a U.N. goal of cutting in half the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water five years ahead of the 2015 target.


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RED: Not track

GREEN: go-track

White: no data

The report issued by the U.N. childrens agency and the World Health Organization said over 2 billion people gained access to safe drinking water between 1990 and 2010. BUT ... UNICEF and WHO said victory can't be declared because 783 million people, 11 percent of the global population, still have no ready access to safe drinking water.


Africa has some of the lowest levels of access anywhere in the world. Only 61 percent of people in sub-Saharan Africa have access to safe drinking water sources compared with 90 percent or more in Latin America and the Caribbean, northern Africa, and large parts of Asia, the report said.

To read the report, go to : http://www.wssinfo.org/fileadmin/user_upload/resources/JMP-report-2012-en.pdf


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