The Executive Director met with the Prime Minister of Sweden backstage at the Global Citizen Festival in New York on 26 September 2015. The two discussed the importance of sanitation for women’s education, health and economic empowerment. The Executive Director thanked the Prime Minister for his commitment, to improve sanitation for 60 million people by 2030. He emphasized Sweden will achieve this commitment and more because of the strong partnerships that the country has established with WSSCC and other international organizations. The Prime Minister thanked the Executive Director for his efforts and expressed interest in continuing to work with WSSCC in future.
— WSSCC (@WatSanCollabCou) September 27, 2015
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