Global Annual Results Report 2020: Goal Area 4

Ensuring that every child lives in a safe and clean environment


UNICEF made good progress towards Strategic Plan 2018-2021 Goal Area 4 targets in 2020. Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) services were maintained and expanded for millions of children and their families. Support was provided for child-centred disaster risk reduction and disaster recovery efforts, and UNICEF worked with partners to foster social cohesion and build peace. The urban programme for children was expanded and local government services supported. Climate-resilience programmes were broadened across all regions in recognition of the need to contribute to a more sustainable future for children, even in the midst of a global pandemic. 

This report summarizes how UNICEF and its partners contributed to Goal Area 4 in 2020 and reviews the impact of these accomplishments on children and the communities in which they live.

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