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UN meets Millennium Development Goal on drinking water

The Millennium Development Goal for access to clean water has been reached, ahead of the target date of 2015.

Now 89% of the population of the world have access to improved water supplies, up from 76% in the base year of 1990.

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon hailed the achievement of halving the number of people without access to improved drinking water.

David Loyn reports.

  • 06 Mar 2012