This year’s World Toilet Day will take place on 19 November. The theme, “When Nature Calls”, focuses on the importance of building toilets and sanitation systems that work in harmony with our environment and nature.
According to WHO/UNICEF, 4.5 billion people live without a safe toilet and 892 million people still practise open defecation – this means human faeces, on a massive scale, is not being captured or treated. Globally, over 80% of the wastewater generated by society flows back into the environment without being treated or reused.
The world is still not on track to achieving Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 6. On this very important day, do your part and take action to ensure that everyone has a safe toilet by 2030.
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