UN meets Millennium Development Goal on drinking water
The Millennium Development Goal for access to clean water has been reached, ahead of the target date of 2015.
Now 89% of the population of the world have access to improved water supplies, up from 76% in the base year of 1990.
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon hailed the achievement of halving the number of people without access to improved drinking water.
David Loyn reports.