On World Toilet Day, the United Nations pledged to create awareness on the poor global sanitation conditions, calling for a collective effort to build a toilet in every household. This year the theme for the World Toilet Day is ‘Leaving no one behind’.
This year UNICEF has pledged to take inspiring actions to tackle the poor sanitation conditions and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) by 2030 which aims at sanitation for all. According to the figures of the United Nations, 9 per cent of the global population lack a safely managed sanitation system which accounts for 4.5 billion people. Most of the poor and marginalized countries in several parts of Africa and Asia do not have proper sanitation facilities and thus resort to open defecation.
The World Toilet day campaigners are urging governments of all countries to make more investments in achieving the UN target of sanitation for all by 2030. Also, UN seeks to provide everyone with 'Safely Managed Sanitation’, which means, "hygienic toilet facilities that are not shared with other households and where excreta is either separated from human contact and safely disposed or transported and treated off-site, thereby protecting people and the environment from disease agents.”
On the occasion of World Toilet Day, UN posted a series of tweets where it regarded the toilet as a lifesaver and opportunity creator
A toilet is not just a toilet. It’s a life-saver, dignity-protector and opportunity-maker.— UN-Water (@UN_Water) November 18, 2019
And yet, 4.2 billion people live without safely managed sanitation.
There must be #Toilets4All by 2030 - leaving no one behind.
Join the #WorldToiletDay movement https://t.co/HFJvDE5Rir pic.twitter.com/dOtnMqqhRf
The UNDP tweeted about India Swacch Bharat initiative which aims at constructing toilets in every house hold.
110 million toilets🚽built for 600 million people in 60 months.— UNDP India (@UNDP_India) November 19, 2019
Watch how the @swachhbharat mission, world's largest sanitation programme, strives to make India #OpenDefecationFree
#WorldToiletDay #SDGs #Agenda2030
via @PIB_India pic.twitter.com/fAyBo6alkV
All world organizations and world governments created awareness about World Toilet Day.
The sanitation crisis is most acute in rural areas, home to 1.4 billion people w/o basic #sanitation.— World Bank (@WorldBank) November 18, 2019
YOU can help make the case for renewed commitments to rural sanitation by supporting our Call to Action
📣 https://t.co/HdXNaWGSQe#RuralSanitationMatters #WorldToiletDay pic.twitter.com/lLNzJWAVVC
1.25 billion women and girls don't have access to a safe, private toilet 🚽— UN Women (@UN_Women) November 19, 2019
This affects how women and girls are able to manage their periods. https://t.co/qSm2LAINRR #WorldToiletDay pic.twitter.com/Srn2atssKv
Did you know that 673 million people in the world still practise open defecation? Everyone has a right to safe, clean and affordable sanitation. On #WorldToiletDay, learn about Oyungerel’s campaign to improve lives by increasing toilet sanitation: https://t.co/jsvoMfdny1 pic.twitter.com/c75ceWBUOv— UN Human Rights (@UNHumanRights) November 19, 2019