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United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Sustainable Development

World Toilet Day

Thu 19 Nov 2020, 12.00 am
UN Water




World Toilet Day (19 November)

World Toilet Day is a day to tackle the global sanitation crisis – a topic often neglected and shrouded in taboos. Today, 4.2 billion people live without access to safely managed sanitation. Given that floods, droughts and rising sea levels are threatening sanitation systems – from toilets to septic tanks to treatment plants -- this year’s World Toilet Day is dedicated to “sustainable sanitation and climate change.”

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Giant toilet outside UNHQ, NY. Photo: UNDGC