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1st August 2015: The United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes hygiene in it's vision statement and as a target.
Coordinated effort pays off: When the Post-2015 Hygiene Working Group's recommendation to include hand-washing and menstrual hygiene management was left out of early SDG indicator drafts, a range of efforts were employed to influence the post 2013 Agenda, including the collection of supporting evidence and a coordinated effort led by the Public Private Partnership for Handwashing (PPPHW), WaterAid, the WSSCC and the WASHplus Project to secure signatures to a letter of support addressed to the UN Statistical Commission.
"In these Goals and targets, we are setting out a supremely ambitious and transformational vision. We envisage a world free of poverty, hunger, disease and want, where all life can thrive. We envisage a world free of fear and violence. A world with universal literacy. A world with equitable and universal access to quality education at all levels, to health care and social protection, where physical, mental and social well-being are assured. A world where we reaffirm our commitments regarding the human right to safe drinking water and sanitation and where there is improved hygiene; and where food is sufficient, safe, affordable and nutritious. A world where human habitats are safe, resilient and sustainable and where there is universal access to affordable, reliable and sustainable energy."
Target for Goal 6: "By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations."
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