07 Mar '12, 10am

U.N. Reaches Safe Drinking Water Goal Ahead Of Time | Care2 Causes

U.N. Reaches Safe Drinking Water Goal Ahead Of Time | Care2 Causes

Over two billion people gained access to safe drinking water between 1990 and 2010 according to a report released today by UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). That means world governments have hit the target set out by Millennium Development Goal #7, to halve the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water, five years ahead of the 2015 deadline for the MDGs. “This is one of the first MDG targets to be met. The successful efforts to provide greater access to drinking water are a testament to all who see the MDGs not as a dream, but as a vital tool for improving the lives of millions of the poorest people.” said UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. At the end of 2010, 89% of the world’s population, or 6.1 billion people, were able to access safe water sources, according to the report Progress on Drinking Water and Sanitation . That’s 1% more than the ...

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