World Toilet Day


Date: 19 November

Organized By:UN, WTO

Categories:General Knowledge, Day-Week-Year-Importance

Suggested For: Bank Exams, Civil Services Exam, MBA Exams, UPSC Exams, SSC Exams


World Toilet Day


Background

The World Toilet Organization (WTO) is a non-profit organization committed to improving toilet and sanitation conditions worldwide. WTO declared its founding day, 19 November as World Toilet Day in 2001.

UN General Assembly in July 2013 adopted the “Sanitation for All” resolution, designating 19 November as World Toilet Day. The day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with Governments and relevant stakeholders.

Observance of this day is important as about 2.5 billion people do not have access to proper sanitation, including toilets or latrines. This will have wide consequences on human health, dignity and security, the environment, and social and economic development.

The objective of this initiative is to make sanitation for all a global development priority and urge changes in both behavior and policy on issues ranging from improving water management to ending open defecation.


Actions and Programs

World Toilet Day is celebrated globally by NGOs, UN agencies, the private sector, civil society organizations and the international community.


Theme

2014: Equality and Dignity


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