About: World Toilet Day

A Hindu woman takes ritual bath in the river Ganga on April 23, 2011 in the holy city of Varanasi, India [Shutterstock]
Development Policy 20-11-2014

Water target least on-track among all development goals, UN says

Halving the proportion of people without access to safe drinking water and basic sanitation is “the least on-track target” of the millennium development goals (MDGs), as 2.5 billion people still lack basic sanitation facilities.
Development Policy 19-11-2014

NGOs: New Commissioner should break silence over open defecation

World Toilet Day was marked today (19 November) in the European Parliament with a conference, during which pressure groups called on new Commissioner for Development Neven Mimica to not be shy about discussing open defecation.
Development Policy 19-11-2014

World Toilet Day: EU should make sanitation a development priority

Today marks UN World Toilet Day. In Europe we might question the need for a special commemorative day for something that for us is so trivial and commonplace. But for many people around the world, this is no joke., writes MEP Catherine Bearder.
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Development Policy 19-11-2014

INFOGRAPHIC: 19 November, World Toilet Day

In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly designated 19 November as World Toilet Day. In the Western world, people take the toilet for granted, and don’t realise to what extent the lack of such facilities hampers the lives of millions of people.  

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