Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls 2014, para. 25Paragraphe
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- The Commission notes that with regard to Millennium Development Goal 7 (environmental sustainability), while progress has been made globally in access to safe drinking water, progress on access to basic sanitation has been particularly slow, and the target is likely to be missed, with serious implications for women and girls, especially those living in vulnerable conditions. The Commission expresses concern that the lack of access to safe drinking water particularly affects women and girls and that they frequently bear the burden for its collection in rural and urban areas, and further recognizes the need for further improvement in this regard. The Commission further notes that the lack of adequate sanitation facilities disproportionately affects women and girls, including their labour force and school participation rates, and increases their vulnerability to violence. The Commission further notes that women and girls are often disproportionally affected by desertification, deforestation, natural disasters and climate change owing to gender inequalities and the dependence of many women on natural resources for their livelihoods.
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- Negotiated soft law
- Commission on the Status of Women
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- CSW Agreed Conclusions / Declaration
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- Water & Sanitation
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- CSW Agreed Conclusions, Challenges and achievements in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals for women and girls (2014), para. 25.
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