Ensure environmental stability (MDG 7)
Sustainable environment, sustainable future
The world as a whole is on track to halve the number of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water, one of the key targets of Millennium Development Goal 7, to ensure environmental sustainability. Even so, coverage remains low, and improvements are even slower in basic sanitation, particularly in South Asia and sub-Saharan Africa.
Water, sanitation and hygiene
UNICEF supported water supply, sanitation and hygiene in 95 countries in 2005 and coordinated emergency water and sanitation in such emergency-affected countries as Pakistan and in those hit by the Indian Ocean tsunami.