Clean water and sanitation

Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Many of us don’t think twice about turning on a tap to get clean water, but for 750 million people worldwide that’s not an option. And incredibly, more people have access to a mobile phone than a toilet – a staggering 2.5 billion don’t have decent sanitation facilities.

This isn’t just inconvenient – it’s deadly. Diseases caused by dirty water and poor sanitation kill a child every minute of the day. In parts of the world where clean water is hard to find, it’s overwhelmingly girls and women who spend hours every day walking miles to fetch it often at risk to their own security.

Achieving this goal could change that. It would not only reduce illnesses, help get more girls into school and free up women’s time, but could boost the global economy by $32 billion a year.