2012 World Water Day: target 7.C of the MDGs met before the 2015 deadline

In the lead-up to Rio+20, the 2012 World Water Day emphasized the importance of universal access to water to all to end famine, drought and political instability. It also marked the achievement of MDG target 7.c (halving the proportion of people without sustainable access to safe drinking water) making it amongst the first MDG targets to be met, well in advance of the 2015 deadline.

Read Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s message