It’s World Toilet Day – and that’s serious

World Toilet Day (WTD) is an official United Nations international observance day on 19 November each year to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. Worldwide, 4.2 billion people live without “safely managed sanitation” and around 673 million people practice open defecation.

Sustainable Development Goal 6 aims to “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all”. In particular, target 6.2 is to “end open defecation and provide access to sanitation and hygiene”. 

Life without a toilet is dirty, dangerous and undignified. Every day, 700 children under 5 die from diseases linked to unsafe water and sanitation. Toilets literally save lives. We need massive investment and innovation in sanitation for all.


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