KYODO News- UNESCO- Japan’s Continuous Efforts to Aid Allies in Need

Different initiatives have been brought forward in history in attempts to attack the prevalent issue. Japan, in the past, has provided and engaged in the Water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) plan. Founded through the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), WASH fundamentally serves as an extensive review and aid program to nations worldwide that lack access to clean water. With this, the goal is to induce a rapid decline in the unfortunate number of humans that suffer from clean water insecurity. In 2020, Japan provides its ally the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan 4 million dollars to “The Project for Improving WASH Environment in Schools.”, according to Mr. Yoshiaki Takahashi, Chargé de’ Affaires ad interim of the Embassy of Japan in Afghanistan. Japan is also attempting to enact WASH in our elementary sectors in order to include laws and policies, a designated teacher, and children’s participation to sustain both infrastructure and hygiene promotion. Japan now continues its efforts to succor its allies and nations in need through mass education for clean water infrastructure within the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), where it discusses and tackles the more in-depth matter.

Nations such as the Federative Republic of Brazil, the Russian Federation, the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, and more, have consecutively gathered together in pursuit of a final resolution. Denominated the Education for Funding of Infrastructure and Current Solutions (EFIC), the proposal aims to provide less developed countries (LDCs) further and more advanced education towards sustainability, efficiency, and mass outreach. As previously discussed, Japan has aided Afghanistan through the WASH program, and now will continue to pursue our efforts with the EFIC plan.