DSG

 

Recognizing that greater progress on sanitation is essential for fighting poverty and for achieving all the Millennium Development Goals, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson is initiating, on behalf of the Secretary-General, a renewed effort to drive progress on sanitation and water goals towards the 2015 target date and beyond.

 

August 18, 2014: United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson Calls for MDG Momentum

 

Sanitation for all: The MDGs and Beyond

 

May 28th, 2014: United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson Launches Campaign to End Open Defecation

 

UN News Centre reports on the event.

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s event press conference remarks.

Raya the Muppet reporting live from the launch.

“It keeps women under the threat of harassment, violence and rape. It forces girls to abandon education at puberty. It contributes to a cost of $260bn a year through death, ill health and loss of productivity…I am talking about the practice of Open Defecation.”

~Excerpt from Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s address at campaign launch, May 28, 2014

 

September 2, 2013: At World Water Week United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson urges global action on sanitation

 

UN News Centre reports on the United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson at the event.

Highlights of United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson at World Water Week.

United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s World Water Week address statements.

“We must break taboos. As was the case for the word ‘toilets’ a few years ago, it is time to incorporate ‘open defecation’ in the political language and in the diplomatic discourse.”

~Excerpt from Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson’s Keynote address in Stockholm, September 2, 2013