November 19th Observed as World Toilet Day (WTD) (Download PDF)


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WTD is a campaign to motivate and mobilize millions around the world on issues of sanitation. It was originally established by the World Toilet Organization in 2001 now recognized by almost all countries. In 2013, the United Nations (UN) passed a resolution recognizing WTD as an official UN international day.

Together let us raise a massive stink for sanitation on

Together Let Us Raise a Massive Stink for Sanitation On

Together let us raise a massive stink for sanitation on

The Global Urgent Run

  • Sanitation crisis especially in urban world a ticking time bomb affecting and ailing billions of people around the world.
  • One in 3 people still do not have access to a clean and safe toilet.
  • Poor sanitation kills 1,000 children die each day.
  • Communities around the world come together for run or walk for sanitation in November, in the lead-up to UN World Toilet Day on 19 November.
  • Better sanitation allows improved health, especially for women and children.

Run Singapore Held On, 5 November 2016

  • Urgent Run event was held East Coast Park on Saturday, 5th November 2016 from 8 am to 12am.
  • Organized by World Toilet Organization.

Related Facts India

  • Observance highlights importance of Swacch Bharat Mission to make India clean and open defecation free (ODF) by 2019.
  • Swacch Bharat Mission-Gramin has seen 2.7 crore toilets built, 1.2 lakhs villages declared ODF, 60 districts declared ODF, and 3 states (Sikkim, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala) are declared ODF.

- Published/Last Modified on: November 19, 2016

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