A Summary of WASH in the new UNICEF Strategic Plan 2022 - 2025


The UNICEF Strategic Plan, 2022–2025, sets out the global, concrete results that UNICEF aims to achieve for children. The work will be conducted in close collaboration with partners in the United Nations, with governments, civil society and the private sector. The new Strategic Plan includes a number of shifts being made in UNICEF’s WASH programming to chart a course towards inclusive recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals and the realization of a society in which every child is included and has agency, opportunity and their rights fulfilled.

WASH is a critical component of the new UNICEF Strategic Plan and elements of WASH influence all UNICEF results. WASH, together with climate change, disaster risk reduction and environmental degradation make up Goal Area 4 which aims that “Every child, including adolescents, has access to safe and equitable water, sanitation and hygiene services and supplies, and lives in a safe and sustainable climate and environment". 

This Summary report provides a brief overview of the aim and results of Goal Area 4 of the new UNICEF Strategic Plan and the Strategic shifts that are critical for ensuring human rights to water and sanitation for all. 

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