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World Toilet Day around the globe

WSSCC’s partners around the world held events for World Toilet Day, here are some of the highlights.

26 November 2014

GLAAS report reveals vital need for information on sanitation for World Toilet Day

On World Toilet Day WSSCC as part of the United Nations is highlighting the fact that one out of three women around the world lack access to safe toilets. As a result they face disease, shame and potential violence when they seek a place to defecate.

19 November 2014

WSSCC Annual Report 2013

WSSCC's achievements in 2013, summarized in the Annual Report 2013, have played a central role in progress on several fronts: supporting on-the-ground programs that have ended open defecation for 3.7 million people, drawing new attention to the sanitation and hygiene needs of the most vulnerable people, bringing the sector together to improve collaboration and share knowledge, and advocacy for sanitation’s place on the development agenda.

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Last updated: Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:05

SCA and WSSCC Partner to Break Silence around Menstruation

Geneva, 17 November 2014 - SCA, a leading global hygiene and forest products company, and the Geneva-based Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), the only United Nations body devoted solely to the sanitation and hygiene needs of vulnerable and marginalized people, have today entered into an innovative new partnership to break the silence around menstruation for women and girls around the world. SCA and WSSCC will jointly work to educate on menstrual issues and the importance of good hygiene.

17 November 2014

India WASH Forum - WASH News and Policy Update e-Newsletter, Issue # 37, Sept 2014

The India WASH Forum stands for an independent, credible voice in the water, sanitation and hygiene sector. The WASH News and Policy Update e-Newsletter  is issued every second month and acts as an open platform for engagement on contemporary issues in WASH sector in India and elsewhere. The September 2014 issue includes features insightful contributions from WASH professionals, including Sopan Joshi, Oliver Jones, Deepak Sanan, Vinod Mishra, Kamal Kar and Robert Chambers.

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Last updated: Fri, 11/07/2014 - 18:53

Post-2015 WASH Targets & Indicators - Questions & Answers

Why should water, sanitation and hygiene be priorities in the Post-2015 development agenda?

4 November 2014

Résumé technique d’études récentes: Assainissement et Hygiène à Madagascar - Septembre 2014

Cette note technique récapitule les principaux constats et conclusions d’études récemment menées sur des interventions visant à améliorer l’assainissement et l’hygiène à Madagascar.

4 November 2014
Last updated: Wed, 11/05/2014 - 17:14

Technical Summary of Recent Studies: Sanitation and Hygiene in Madagascar

This technical note summarizes the key features and findings of recent studies of interventions to improve sanitation and hygiene in Madagascar.

4 November 2014
Last updated: Tue, 11/04/2014 - 18:31

Exploring the Business Case for Corporate Action on Sanitation - CEO Water Mandate

Adequate sanitation coverage is a vital component of sustainable development and poverty alleviation in the 21st century. The CEO Water Mandate released a study – with a supporting foreword by the UN Deputy Secretary-General – that makes the case that action on sanitation is a moral imperative for companies around the world, and shows the business risks from lack of sanitation, as well as the opportunities and benefits offered by sanitation interventio

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Last updated: Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:23

United Nations in Action: The Global Sanitation Fund in Nepal

Sindhupalchowk, a district eastern Nepal, is mountainous and parts of it are only reachable on foot. The region depends on agriculture but is not fertile and is prone to landslides. In 2009, the district’s sanitation coverage was only 31%.

23 October 2014