Global Goal 6 says that all people in all countries should have access to safe drinking water, basic sanitation and hand washing by 2030, but last year more than one third of the world’s population lacked access to a toilet. In Bolivia, more than five million people lack access to basic sanitation, and water is both in short supply and expensive. Since 2003, the Swedish Embassy in Bolivia has supported UNICEF Bolivia’s WASH programme. The programme centres on reaching the most excluded sectors of the population in remote, rural communities in order to reduce cultural, social, gender and geographic inequities.

The United Nations in Bolivia has produced a new model of cooperation to increase focus on gender equality and eliminate violence against women, girls and boys.