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.
“Leave No One Behind” workshop addresses inequality on poor access to toilets and menstrual facilities By Prince Mukherjee RISHIKESH, India, – A growing sense of exclusion from the rest of the community is palpable as hundreds of marginalized people in India speak openly about the availability of toilets and menstrual facilities and matters of water […]
‘Clean Nigeria: Use the toilet’ campaign scores an achievement in Gwer East By Machrine Birungi and United Purpose GENEVA, Benue State – On 19 December, 2019, the people of Gwer East Local Government Area (LGA) in Benue state of Nigeria celebrated a spectacular achievement. The area was declared open defecation free (ODF), implying that the […]
Improvement at a rural school empowers menstruating girls to stay in school By Renu Kshetry NUWAKOT, Nepal – A 15-year-old schoolgirl in a Nepali village recalls how her parents asked her to stay in isolation for five days when she had her first period three years ago. “I was made to stay in the darkroom […]
Practitioners reaffirm their commitment to leaving no one behind in Tanzania By Machrine Birungi and Sheba Odondi GENEVA/DAR ES SALAAM – In a recent interview with WSSCC, an independent UN human rights expert called for heightened action to reduce inequalities and discrimination in the sector of water, sanitation and hygiene. Mr Leo Heller, Special Rapporteur […]