Choose your action
This World Toilet Day, play your part in ensuring no one is left behind without sanitation.
What is World Toilet Day?
World Toilet Day, celebrated on 19th November every year, is about inspiring action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and help achieve Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6, which promises sanitation for all by 2030.
Established by the World Toilet Organization in 2001, World Toilet Day was made an official UN day in 2013. UN-Water leads a taskforce of international agencies to campaign around a common theme.
Leaving no one behind
A toilet is not just a toilet. It’s a life-saver, dignity-protector and opportunity-maker.
Whoever you are, wherever you are, sanitation is your human right. And yet, today, 4.2 billion people live.
Learn more about this year’s theme.
Sanitation work: light at the end of the tunnel?
This exhibition draws attention to the plight and resilience of sanitation workers, who work in often deadly conditions to bring safer sanitation to their communities.
Photo: WaterAid/Basile Ouedraogo
Globally, at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source contaminated with faeces.