"WASH has helped to place the issues of clean water, basic sanitation and good hygiene firmly in the public consciousness and on the political agenda." Kofi Annan, former UN Secretary General

The centrepiece of WSSCC advocacy activities is the Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for All (WASH) Campaign. Its aim is to raise public and political awareness of adequate sanitation services, healthy hygiene practices, and safe water supplies. Integral to the campaign is its people-centred approach – focusing on unserved poor, women, children, and youth.
Last updated: Tue, 11/16/2010 - 17:31

The new Global WASH Campaign is here: Good Dignity Practices for Gross Domestic Product (GDP for GDP).

The Global WASH Campaign, initiated by WSSCC in 2001, is a global advocacy movement around safe water, sanitation and hygiene. A new set of materials has been developed, themed GDP for GDP, focusing on the economic benefits to be gained from investing in sanitation while also stressing human dignity.
Last updated: Fri, 11/29/2013 - 20:04

Join the World Walks for Water and Sanitation – Become part of a global movement!

The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), alongside other partners in the WASH sector, asks you to become part of a global movement this World Water Day and join The World Walks for Water and Sanitation!
Last updated: Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:26

Women Leaders for WASH are committed to highlighting and promoting worldwide gender equality in the decision-making and management of water supply and sanitation systems.

The initiative ‘Women Leaders for WASH’ has been set up to promote women at the centre of water supply, sanitation, and hygiene activities.
Last updated: Thu, 12/12/2013 - 11:28

Listen, share, act! WASH Radio Campaigns educate communities about healthy practices related to water, sanitation, and hygiene and empower them to advocate for change.

Radio campaigns give voice to people for whom the lack of daily access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation is a life-threatening reality.
Last updated: Mon, 11/08/2010 - 17:15

International World Water Day is held annually on 22 March as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of freshwater resources.

The United Nations General Assembly designated 22 March 1993 as the first World Water Day.
Last updated: Fri, 02/15/2013 - 15:29

Global Handwashing Day was created to foster worldwide the behaviour of hand washing with soap.

Hand washing with soap is among the most effective and inexpensive ways to prevent diarrhoeal diseases and pneumonia, which together are responsible for the majority of child deaths.
Last updated: Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:43

On 19 November each year World Toilet Day highlights the importance of toilets and each individual's right to a safe and hygienic sanitary environment.

Lack of safe sanitation has been called a ‘silent crisis’. The international community recognizes World Toilet Day every 19 November to advocate for those who need better sanitation.
Last updated: Fri, 10/12/2012 - 16:26

Regional, ministerial-level sanitation conferences occurring in Africa, east Asia, south Asia, and Latin America encourage cross-regional dialogue and spur political action to improve sanitation for hundreds of millions of people.

Ministers and other decision-makers convene at regional sanitation conferences to make commitments to provide sanitation services for those living without them.
Last updated: Thu, 08/22/2013 - 10:09