SDG Indicators

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The metadata available in this repository is a work in progress. It reflects the latest reference metadata information provided by the UN System and other international organizations on data and statistics for the Tier I and II indicators in the global indicator framework. Since Tier III indicators are still under methodological development, a link to the webpage that includes all available work plans is being provided. This repository will be further updated and periodically reviewed in cooperation with the respective data compilers.

Note: The recently concluded 51st session of the UN Statistical Commission approved multiple changes to the global indicator framework as included in the 2020 Comprehensive Review conducted by the Inter-Agency and Expert Group on SDG Indicators (IAEG-SDGs). Please note that the metadata for these indicators will be finalized shortly. In the meantime, you can find the provisional metadata for all indicators included in the 2020 Comprehensive Review at the following webpage: https://unstats.un.org/sdgs/iaeg-sdgs/2020-comprev/UNSC-proposal/

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Goal 6. Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all

Target 6.2: By 2030, achieve access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene for all and end open defecation, paying special attention to the needs of women and girls and those in vulnerable situations
  • Indicator 6.2.1: Proportion of population using (a) safely managed sanitation services and (b) a hand-washing facility with soap and water
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