We, the People Who Can’t Wait
World Toilet Day is about the 2.4 billion people who lack access to improved sanitation.
It is about the nearly 1 billion people who have to defecate in the open. It is about the millions
of children whose futures are compromised by poor sanitation and related nutrition problems.
And it is about you, who can’t wait to change this situation.
Join the global campaign. Organize your own initiative, event, or project and lend your voice
to the people who can’t wait.
Save the date – 19 November !
- UN High-Level Water and Sanitation Days 201527 November 2015Coordinated by UN-Water and celebrated globally on 19 November, UN World Toilet Day is an annual opportunity to inspire action and underscore the urgency needed to end open defecation, especially for women and girls who are particularly vulnerable. For the third year since being declared an official UN international day, the Government of Singapore hosted...
- A Collage of Thinkers27 November 2015At this years’ UN High level event, more than 200 participants struck the thinker pose to illustrate their reflection on the sanitation crisis. The participants received their photos and could share them within their networks in order to encourage engagement for others to take action and participate....
- Better together: Toilets and nutrition25 November 2015The Water Blog – “Toilets have a significant effect on children’s health and nutrition; access to toilets can help children reach their full physical and mental potential. The inverse, however, is also true and the absence of a toilet can have profound implications. Consider the life of a child who lives in a village with...
How can I participate ?
1 in 3 people do not have access to improved sanitation. This World Toilet Day let’s clean, show, and share the toilets we do have by opening our doors on November 19.
What does having access to a safe toilet mean to you? This World Toilet Day, use art to let the world know what it means gain access to a toilet.
Ever stop the think about the 2.4 billion people who still don’t use basic toilets? Strike the ‘Thinker’ pose, take a selfie, and share your message on social media.
Map the global campaign
Have plans for World Toilet Day? Be sure to map your event and be part of the global
campaign. Help us build a global picture of World Toilet Day by uploading your event
to the official World map and share your event and activities with the world.
Make your own World Toilet Day
The best way to support World Toilet Day is to make it your own. Each initiative is welcome !
Logos, posters and banners are available for download, publish and print.