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Ms. Hind Khatib-Othman Named WSSCC Chair

Ms. Hind Khatib-Othman, Managing Director at the GAVI Alliance, is the new Chair of the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC). She assumes the role in November during the next meeting of the Steering Committee, WSSCC’s governing body. Ms. Khatib-Othman succeeds Mrs. Ebele Okeke and Mr. William Herbert, who served as interim Co-Chairs since […]

Mme Hind Khatib-Othman nommée présidente du WSSCC

Mme Hind Khatib-Othman, directrice générale de l’Alliance GAVI, devient la nouvelle présidente du Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC). Elle prendra ses fonctions en novembre, durant la prochaine réunion du Comité de direction, l’instance dirigeante du WSSCC. Mme Khatib-Othman succède à Mme Ebele Okeke et à M. William Herbert, qui occupaient […]

Toilet innovation wins first prize at India’s sanitation convention

SquatEase poised to help increase use of squat toilet and reduce open defecation The widespread practice of open defecation is a major source of contamination of India’s fresh water resources. It causes severe illness among millions of people across the country every year. At the heart of the problem is not just a lack of […]

WSSCC shares resources for use on Global Handwashing Day – October 15 2018

October 15 is Global Handwashing Day, a global advocacy day dedicated to increasing awareness and understanding about the importance of handwashing with soap as an effective and affordable way to prevent diseases and save lives. In 2018, the Global Handwashing Day theme is ‘Clean hands – A recipe for health’. The theme focuses on the […]

WSSCC is pleased to announce the WASH Convention in Pakistan

WSSCC is pleased to announce the WASH Convention in Islamabad, Pakistan from 5-7 October. The comprehensive programme covers topics such as water governance reforms, prioritizing women and girls health and sanitation governance all through the SDG lens. The convention is a joint effort of organizations working in the water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector in Pakistan. The convention […]

WSSCC announces the winners of the election for Steering Committee seats

WSSCC is pleased to announce a call for nominations for South Asia, South Eastern/East Asia, and Eastern & Southern Africa on its Steering Committee.

Shame of menstruation must be replaced with support for improved menstrual ...

WSSCC welcomes resolution promoting respect for the human rights of women and girls and their greater participation in society Geneva, 28 September 2018: A Human Rights Council resolution urging countries to take decisive action to ensure women and girls have universal access to information, products and facilities needed for improved menstrual hygiene has been warmly […]

Learning from India’s massive, country-wide people’s movement to end open d...

By Rolf Luyendijk, Executive Director, WSSCC India may be the world’s largest democracy, with 815 million eligible voters with access to the ballot. Much less a source of pride is the fact that, historically, so few Indians have access to a toilet. This situation is changing fast, however. As of 2014, for 550 million people […]

Qatar Fund for Development Signs a Memorandum of Understanding in partnersh...

Qatar Fund for Development has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in New York. This agreement will cover the initial partnership framework for a period of 4 years. The agreement aims to provide a framework and facilitate cooperation […]

Nigeria celebrates 131,000 more people free from Open Defecation

In Bekwarra, a Local Government Area (LGA) in Nigeria, 131,000 people now live in clean and healthy environments, and all households and key public spaces have latrines and sanitation facilities. They have put an end to open defection through a collective behaviour change process. The impact of this change process is most felt by children […]

Photos And Videos

UN in Action: The Global Sanitation Fund in Nepal

In Nepal, the fund supports sanitation and hygiene promotion throughout the country, which hopes to obtain open defecation free status by 2017. Since GSF started in Nepal in 2010, over half a million people have access to improved toilets.

WSSCC AfricaSan 2015 – Seeing is believing!

The WSSCC visited rural communities in the region of Matam, Senegal. It was an unprecedented opportunity to engage with communities and hear about their successes and challenges related to water, sanitation and hygiene.

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Reaching the Unreached in South Asia

This new film draws on the perspectives of those whose voices are often not heard, such as the disabled, children, the elderly, the very poor and other excluded groups to highlight some of the complex factors concerning equitable access to sanitation and hygiene in the region.

Press Releases

Please explore the below press releases, which detail the latest and most important WSSCC and WASH-industry news for download.

Qatar Charity et le WSSCC vont coopérer en matière d’assainissement et d’hy...

Qatar Charity (QC), une organisation de premier plan à l’échelle mondiale du Qatar, et le Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC), une organisation fonctionnant sous l’égide de l’ONU et apportant son soutien à des programmes d’assainissement et d’hygiène à grande échelle, ont signé aujourd’hui un protocole d’accord à New York qui […]

Qatar Charity and WSSCC to cooperate on sanitation and hygiene for health, ...

Qatar Charity (QC), a leading Qatar-based organization with global reach, and the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), a UN-hosted organization supporting large scale delivery of sanitation and hygiene programmes, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in New York aimed at enhancing cooperation around sanitation and hygiene for health, education and livelihoods. Mr. […]

Le WSSCC souhaite la bienvenue à Sue Coates en tant que directrice exécutiv...

Mme Sue Coates, professionnelle renommée qui a acquis une vaste expérience dans le secteur de l’eau, de l’assainissement et de l’hygiène (WASH), le milieu universitaire, la société civile, le secteur privé ainsi que le plaidoyer et la communication, se joint aujourd’hui à l’équipe du Conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement (WSSCC) en tant […]

WSSCC welcomes Sue Coates as Deputy Executive Director and Programme Director

Ms. Sue Coates, a respected professional with a wealth of experience in water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), academia, civil society, the private sector and advocacy and communication, joined the Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC) today as its new Deputy Executive Director and Programme Director. Ms. Coates comes to WSSCC after serving most recently […]

WSSCC se mobilise à l’occasion de la 7e Conférence sud asiatique sur l’assa...

La septième édition de la Conférence sud asiatique sur l’assainissement (SACOSAN) s’est terminée à la mi-avril avec la Déclaration officielle d’Islamabad.

WSSCC welcomes Rolf Luyendijk as Executive Director

WSSCC welcomes Rolf Luyendijk, a Dutch national with extensive UNICEF experience, who will start 1 March 2018

Congratulations to Amina J. Mohammed, the next Deputy Secretary-General (DS...

The WSSCC family extends its congratulations to Amina J. Mohammed on her nomination to serve as Deputy Secretary-General of the UN.

Sanitation Action Summit Urges Swachh Bharat to Leave No One Behind

WSSCC kicks off a Sanitation Action Summit to accelerate progress on WASH by giving voice to the needs of India’s most vulnerable citizens.

Former WSSCC Chair receives award for Sustainable Development

Former WSSCC Chair Professor Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has received the Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa UN Habitat Award for Sustainable Development.

SCA and WSSCC issue Joint Global Report on Hygiene Matters

SCA and WSSCC convened with Influencers during a side session of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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