18 November 2016

World Toilet Day

What is World Toilet Day?

World Toilet Day is a day to raise awareness and inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis – a topic often neglected and shrouded in taboos. Today, 2.4 billion people are struggling to stay well, keep their children alive and work their way to a better future – all for the want of a toilet.

The Sustainable Development Goals, launched in 2015, include a target to ensure everyone everywhere has access to toilets by 2030. This makes sanitation a global development priority.

In 2013, the United Nations General Assembly officially designated November 19 as World Toilet Day. World Toilet Day is coordinated by UN-Water in collaboration with governments and partners.

Accessible WASH

Today, Light for the World, wants to emphasize the importance of accessible WASH. In WASH programmes, accessibility for persons with disabilities should become standard. These guidelines from WaterAid are great input to improve your programme design. One of our projects is aimed at improving accessibility of facilities in IDP camps in South Sudan.

Twitter? Use hashtag #wtd16

Picture: DDSP Cambodia

Stay informed

Sign up for the newsletter and receive regular updates about publications, programmes and training opportunities.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.