Every child lives in a safe and clean environment
Country Programme of Cooperation between the Government of Pakistan and UNICEF 2018-2022
UNICEF’s global water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) strategy for the years 2016-2030 focuses on supporting governments to ensure that every child has access to a basic level of WASH services. It also aims to address gender and other inequalities as well as quality issues. This stems from the direct implication in the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) that such services are an essential part of girls’ and boys’ survival, both in development and humanitarian contexts.
The global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) presents an opportunity for the Government of Pakistan to translate its commitment on WASH under the "Vision 2025" document, and ensure adequate and equitable access to safe water, sanitation, and good hygiene for everyone — with a focus on the poorest, most vulnerable women and girls, including female-headed households and people living with disabilities.