WORLD TOILET DAY 2022
MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE
We face a global sanitation crisis.
Today, 3.6 billion people are still living with poor quality toilets that ruin their health and pollute their environment.
Inadequate sanitation systems spread human waste into rivers, lakes and soil, contaminating the water resources under our feet.
Safely managed sanitation protects groundwater from human waste pollution.
Everyone must have access to a toilet connected to a sanitation system that effectively removes and treats human waste.
The link between sanitation and groundwater cannot be overlooked.
This World Toilet Day, let’s make the invisible visible. World Toilet Day is held every year on 19 November. It has been an annual United Nations Observance since 2013.
COUNTDOWN TO 2030
We are seriously off track to ensure safe toilets for all by 2030.
That is the promise of Sustainable Development Goal 6.2.
With only eight years left, the world needs to work four times faster to meet this target.
Download and add the ‘Countdown to 2030: Sanitation for all’ stamp to your content. Help remind the world that time is running out.
SANITATION AND UN-WATER SUMMIT ON GROUNDWATER
Sanitation and how it protects groundwater will be discussed at the UN-Water Summit on Groundwater on 7-8 December in Paris.
The Summit aims to bring attention to groundwater at the highest international level and will deliver a joint message to the UN 2023 Water Conference, urging policymakers to fully recognize the importance of groundwater and accelerate progress on sanitation as a means to safeguard this precious resource.