United Nations Children's Fund
UNICEF advocates for the health, education, equality and protection of every child. In developing countries, one in five children suffers from severe water deprivation and 4,000 children under age five die each day from diarrhoeal diseases. UNICEF integrates access to improved water supply and hygiene into its overall strategy along with other child rights priorities such as girls’ education, early childhood development and protection against HIV/AIDS.
UNICEF works in more than 90 countries around the world supporting water and sanitation programmes that focus on:
- providing safe water for children and their families;
- improving sanitation, thus ensuring privacy and dignity for women and girls and enhanced health for all the family;
- promoting improved hygiene, especially hand washing;
- improving school environments with separate sanitation facilities for boys and girls;
- enhancing children’s participation in water and sanitation activities.
UNICEF works with families, schools, communities, NGOs, governments and a wide range of UN agencies.
See the complete list of manuals, reports and publications on the website.