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EWP SDG Key Asks FINAL 0. UN-Water: A Dedicated Water Goal. In focus: Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation. Photo: UN Photo/Martine Perret Targets.

In focus: Women and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): SDG 6: Clean water and sanitation

Goal 6. Water and Sanitation - United Nations Sustainable Development. Water and SanitationFlorencia Soto Nino2016-08-17T17:54:39+00:00 Share this story, choose your platform!

Water and Sanitation - United Nations Sustainable Development

Providing water, sanitation & hygiene - UNICEF Australia. “Good health, cleanwater and nutritiousfood are a child’s right.” - Article 19, Convention on the Rights of the Child, 1989 Clean water is something many of us take for granted.

Providing water, sanitation & hygiene - UNICEF Australia

If we’re thirsty we turn a tap or open a bottle. Overview of Australia's assistance for water, sanitation and hygiene. How we are helping 2016-17 Budget Estimate: $46.2 million The Health for Development Strategy 2015-16 identifies investments in access to water sanitation and hygiene (WASH) as being an essential foundation for people’s health and quality of life.

Overview of Australia's assistance for water, sanitation and hygiene

Health is critical to improving livelihoods, enabling poor people to participate in the economy, and lifting living standards. Australia’s support for improved access to WASH in the Indo-Pacific through the aid program includes: Programs that increase access to WASH delivered through country programs working directly with governments The Civil Society WASH Fund in implementing innovative WASH activities directly with communities and sharing lessons from their experiences Support for multilateral global programs which assist governments in policy reform, encourage greater local WASH investment, capacity building of institutions and knowledge management.

Why we give aid How we give aid DFAT supports WASH-capacity building. The Troubling State of Sanitation in Rio. In a city full of beautiful distractions—nature, people, music—it is often easy to forget what is going on beneath your feet.

The Troubling State of Sanitation in Rio

However, for officially more than a quarter of the population in Rio de Janeiro, but likely much more, what is happening, or more appropriately, not happening, is difficult to ignore. According to the Ministry of Cities, 30% of the population in Rio de Janeiro is not connected to a formal sanitation system, and even in areas with formal connections, only about half of sewage waste is treated before entering into waterways and eventually the ocean. These figures are a best case scenario, as many informal areas in the city are unaccounted for, and even in areas that technically have sanitation, oftentimes the systems are not in proper working condition. For a city with rising global importance, Rio is extremely behind in the area of sanitation. Even within Brazil, Rio de Janeiro falls short. The problem is widespread throughout the city. Historic lack of investment.

World Vision Australia. Our approach to water, sanitation and hygiene Create a clean start to set children up for life The first 1,000 days of life are critical to children’s health, and water, sanitation and hygiene is a vital part of this.

World Vision Australia

We integrate our work with maternal, newborn and child health, nutrition and early childhood development – far more effective than addressing any of these areas in isolation. Provide flow-on benefits for disadvantaged groups Inaccessibility to water and sanitation is a major reason why children with disabilities drop out of school. Wash away barriers for women and girls. Sustainable Development Goals. What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

Sustainable Development Goals

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. These 17 Goals build on the successes of the Millennium Development Goals, while including new areas such as climate change, economic inequality, innovation, sustainable consumption, peace and justice, among other priorities.

The goals are interconnected – often the key to success on one will involve tackling issues more commonly associated with another. The process to identify the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) At the 2010 High-level Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly to review progress towards the MDGs, Governments called not only for accelerated progress towards achieving the MDGs, but also for new thinking on ways to advance the UN development agenda beyond 2015.

The process to identify the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio+20) in June 2012 launched an intergovernmental process to define the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It called for the establishment of an open working group with the view to developing global sustainable development goals which will be agreed by the UN General Assembly in 2015. The 30-member Open Working Group (OWG) was established in January 2013 and included representatives nominated by Member States from the five UN regional groups. Member States decided to use an innovative, constituency-based system of representation which means that most of the seats in the OWG are shared by several countries. What are the Sustainable Development Goals? “I am pleased to share some good news for people and planet,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said to a packed room of press delegates.

What are the Sustainable Development Goals?

The good news? After three years of negotiations and debate, 193 countries had agreed to a set of development goals more bold and ambitious than anything that has come before them. The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – part of a wider 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – build on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Rio 2016: Athletes warned to keep mouths closed when swimming in faeces-infested water. Athletes competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil have been warned by doctors, engineers, and scientists to keep their mouths shut while participating in activities in the water.

Rio 2016: Athletes warned to keep mouths closed when swimming in faeces-infested water

Researchers found that many of the beaches in Rio de Janeiro have been long contaminated with raw sewage, household garbage, and even dead bodies, creating hazardous swimming conditions for the 500,000 people expected to descend on the city in August. “Foreign athletes will literally be swimming in human crap, and they risk getting sick from all those microorganisms,” Rio paediatrician Dr Daniel Becker told the New York Times. “It’s sad but also worrisome.” The Brazilian government had promised to clean the pathogen-infested Guanabara Bay in 2014, but those efforts failed. Play Video Close This is a modal window. 'There is No Risk' Brazilian Justice Minister Dismisses Rio Olympics Terrorist Threat Following Arrests The Games will get underway amid a tumultuous time for the South American country.

Clean water would save millions of lives. Thursday March 22, 2012 Red Cross is aiming to improve water, sanitation and hygiene outcomes for 15 million people by 2015. National Water Commission - Indigenous access to water resources. June 2012 Access to water resources for cultural and economic purposes can make a significant contribution to the aspirations and wellbeing of Indigenous Australians. Until recently this has been largely overlooked in our water planning and management decisions. Zika Epidemic Offers Sanitation a Chance in Brazil. Active Citizens, Civil Society, Development & Aid, Editors' Choice, Environment, Featured, Headlines, Health, Population, Poverty & SDGs, TerraViva United Nations, Water & Sanitation Sewage runs down one of the main streets of Altamira, a city in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil. Poor sanitation offers a paradise for the Aedes aegypti mosquito, the carrier of dengue fever and the Chikungunya and Zika viruses.

Credit: Mario Osava/IPS - Three decades of dengue fever epidemic did not manage to awaken a sense of urgency in Brazil regarding the need for improving and expanding basic sanitation. World Vision Australia. Our approach to water, sanitation and hygiene Create a clean start to set children up for life. Sanitation. Stand with us: join the #ClimateChain. On World Water Day, people around the world are creating a virtual #ClimateChain and uniting to take action on climate change and protect children and their futures. From the small island nation of Kiribati where rising sea levels threaten to wash away communities, to the dusty plains of the Pauk Township in northern Myanmar – children are standing with their arms outstretched in front of the places they want to protect, and linking up with others around the world. Just search the hashtag #ClimateChain on Instagram, the people will appear to be linked hand to hand across photos.

On the 22nd of April the chain will be represented when world leaders meet to sign the Paris Climate Agreement in New York– solidifying commitments made during COP21 last year. Exposure - Data by country. Skip to main content Access. 6 Why it Matters Sanitation 2p. Access to clean water. Zimbabwean child collecting water from a well Sub-Saharan Africa may collectively have terrible access to clean water (only 22% of Somalians have running drinking water, for instance), but the lowest rates in the world are Afghanistan.

Only 22% of Afghanis have clean drinking water - and only 30% of them have proper sanitation facilities.These figures are the latest available from the World Health Organisation, which has a searchable database of every possible health indicator in the world and is the most credible source available. Rio's Waters Still Filled With Sewage Before Olympics. Toilets protest at Brazil beach demands basic sanitation - no comment. Water and sanitation - CARE Australia. Cooperative Sanitation in Brazil’s Favelas. Many of Brazil's favelas face a public health crisis. Brazil’s plentiful water does not mean there is easy access to clean water for all — World Council of Churches. Overview of Australia's assistance for water, sanitation and hygiene.

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