Sanitation For All By 2030: UN On 'World Toilet Day'

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On World Toilet Day, United Nations pledge to create awareness among people on the poor global sanitation conditions. Pledge 'Sanitation for all' by 2030

Written By Pragya Puri | Mumbai | Updated On:
World Toilet Day

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’. 

UNICEF aims to achieve 'Sanitation for all' by 2030 

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.

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UN aims to provide 'Safely Managed Sanitation'

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.” 

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On the occasion of World Toilet Day, UN posted a series of tweets where it regarded the toilet as a lifesaver and opportunity creator 

The UNDP tweeted about India Swacch Bharat initiative which aims at constructing toilets in every house hold.

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All world organizations and world governments created awareness about World Toilet Day.

 

 

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