Water Sanitation Health

Water and the Millennium Development Goals

In September 2000, Heads of State adopted the UN Millennium Declaration which was then translated into a roadmap setting out goals to be reached by 2015.

The eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) build on agreements made at United Nations conferences in the 1990s and represent commitments to reduce poverty and hunger, and to tackle ill-health, gender inequality, lack of education, lack of access to clean water and environmental degradation.