Global Annual Results Report 2021: Ensuring that every child lives in a safe and clean environment

Goal Area 4: Progress, results achieved and lessons from 2021



Goal Area 4 of the 2018-2021 UNICEF Strategic Plan encompasses four results areas: (1) WASH (water, sanitation and hygiene), (2) disaster risk reduction, resilience strengthening and peacebuilding, (3) urban programming and local governance, and (4) climate, energy and the environment. Good progress was made across all of these areas despite the programming challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, including the provision of safe water to more than 69 million people over the four-year period and more than 59 million with basic sanitation services. 

This 2021 report for Goal Area 4 describes the progress made across all the results areas in 2021 and over the four-year Strategic Plan period. It also describes the programming context and challenges faced by UNICEF and its partners, and provides a perspective on the organizational priorities in each area for the 2022-2025 Strategic Plan period.

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