Far too many children under age 5 are stunted, wasted or overweight—all of which are manifestations of malnutrition. These conditions put children at greater risk of dying from common infections, jeopardize their cognitive development, and increase their vulnerability to non-communicable diseases later in life.
Imagine a world where all older persons receive a pension; a world where all people with severe disabilities receive benefits for a life in dignity. Imagine a world where all women receive maternity and child support so kids can eat, study and play; a world where there is support for those who are poor or without jobs. A world where no one is left behind. This is the world we want in 2030. A world with no poverty and fewer inequalities, a world with social protection for all.
In the second year of implementation of the 2030 Agenda the World Water Week 2017 focuses on a key challenge for which two Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) have set ambitious targets: SDG 6, target 3: “by 2030, improve water quality by reducing pollution, eliminating dumping and minimizing release of hazardous chemicals and materials, halving the proportion of untreated wastewater and substantially increasing recycling and safe reuse globally”, and SDG 12, target 5: “by 2030, substantially reduce waste generation through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse”.