Join WSSCC and the Permanent Mission of Nigeria on 24 September in New York for this upcoming UN General Assembly side event.
Achieving universal access to adequate and equitable sanitation and hygiene by 2030 is a major challenge in many parts of the world, with 2 billion people still lacking access to basic sanitation services, some 673 million people still practicing open defecation, 3 billion people without access to basic handwashing facilities and millions of menstruators lacking adequate facilities.
Focusing on the central theme of transformative programming for accelerated access to universal sanitation and hygiene including menstrual health and hygiene, and its key role in facilitating the achievement of several other SDGs on for example health, education, nutrition and gender, the Federal Republic of Nigeria and WSSCC are pleased to co-host this side event.
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The Clean Nigeria Campaign with the slogan: `Clean Nigeria, Use the Toilet’ under the leadership of His Excellency, President Buhari, positions Nigeria to be open defecation Free by 2025. Focusing on the campaign, the side event demonstrates the crucial role of senior political leadership in driving ambitious population-wide behaviour change campaigns, and the importance of effective, broad-ranging partnerships and strong collaboration for sustainable impact and change. The side event provides a platform for stakeholders from different backgrounds to discuss how to effectively ensure access to sanitation and good hygiene practices for all Nigerians.
Two billion people lack basic sanitation and 72 per- cent of them live in rural areas. At the current pace, universal access to safely managed sanitation will not become a reality until the 22nd century. Diseases linked to poor sanitation and hygiene hit children and the most vulnerable hardest – women and girls are affected […]
By Charles Dickson WSSCC has appointed Jeiyol as National Coordinator for Nigeria. In this role, Ms Jeiyol will represent the Council and coordinate its strategic engagements and interventions with a wide range of partners in the West African country. Ms Jeiyol is the Executive Director of the Gender and Environmental Risk Reduction Initiative (GERI) and […]
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Video Message by Amina J. Mohammed, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, for the side event on the margins of the 74th United Nations General Assembly: “Sanitation and Hygiene for a Clean Nigeria: Sharing Lessons and Key Insights,” convened by the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council [English version] Excellencies, Ladies and […]