Joint Monitoring Program For Water Supply And Sanitation

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World organizations have also taken notice. Joint Monitoring Program for Water Supply and Sanitation, for example is a program spearheaded by the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). The main function of this is to monitor the progress of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) on water which is supposed to end this year.
Goal Target 7c of the MDG means to halve the number of people without access to sustainable and safe drinking water by 2015. The program started in 2005, and it has been found out that by 2006, the largest number of countries that are water-stressed are in sub-Saharan Africa. The water pollution in Africa resulted to 300 million people who live water stressed conditions.
There is also the United Nations Economic Commissions for Africa which deals with the need for investments in potential water resources. Its goal is also to reduce the number of people that experience water scarcity in Africa, and also to protect economic gains and ensure food security. Their primary concern are infrastructures that include clean water service tanks.
The United Nations Development Programme has set many goals to promote sustainable human development and work to reduce poverty in all its dimensions. (Risen, 2015) Back in 2000, the UN set a goal to reduce global poverty and inequality by 2015, and while it successfully cuts, extreme poverty in half, the multinational group is conflicted about how much developing regions such as…
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