We call on all decision makers to keep their promises to take action to end the water and sanitation crisis, and work towards providing sanitation and water for all.

World leaders, KEEP YOUR PROMISES on water, sanitation and hygiene!

We call on decision makers at the UN MDGs Summit in September 2013 to:

  • Step up efforts towards reaching the MDG target on sanitation. At current rates of progress, it would be over 200 years before this target was reached in sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Ensure that water and sanitation are given more attention after 2015 than they were in the Millennium Development Goals. Water and sanitation are crucial to all other areas of development, such as healthcare and education, and should be prioritised.
  • Work towards achieving safe sanitation and drinking water for all.

Want to collect signatures in your local area and community, why not download Keep Your Promises petition, print it off and collect signatures on here! You can also tell us how many signatures you collected.


Keep Your Promises is a new campaign calling on decision makers to stick to the pledges they have made to end the sanitation and water crisis.

Decision makers have made promises locally, nationally, regionally and globally to get safe drinking water and sanitation to the world’s poorest countries and communities – but words are not enough! These promises must be kept to bring an end to the global sanitation and water crisis.

By taking part in the Keep Your Promises campaign, you can unite with hundreds of thousands of people across the world who are taking action to ensure that basic sanitation and clean water are available for EVERYONE!

The Keep Your Promises campaign will start in November 2012 and last one year. Campaigners across the globe will be taking action throughout the year and calling on their politicians to keep the
promises they have made on sanitation and water.

On and around two key dates, World Toilet Day on 19 November 2012 and World Water Day on 22 March 2013, campaigners will come together and join forces to organise mass global campaign
actions in countries across the world. Hundreds of thousands of people will take action on these key campaign dates to ensure they get their voices heard!

The Keep Your Promises campaign will culminate at the MDG Summit in New York in September 2013, when the Keep Your Promises global petition will be presented to decision makers calling on them to take action to ensure sanitation and water for all.

The Keep Your Promises campaign is local, national, regional and global. Promises have been made at all levels and we demand to see these promises kept.

Download the Keep Your Promises toolkit here!

– See more at: http://www.endwaterpoverty.org/campaign/keep-your-promises