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9 November 2010

The World Water Day 2008 celebrations in Geneva on 20 March were dedicated to sanitation.

9 November 2010

Sign WaterAid’s petition targeting the 38th G8 Summit (7-9 July in Toyako, Japan) to agree and commit to a global action plan for sanitation and water. More information: www.endwaterpoverty.org/take_action/39.asp

9 November 2010

The UN-Water Task Force on Sanitation has prepared a comprehensive information kit in English, French and Spanish to support advocacy initiatives during the International Year of Sanitation and beyond. To download the kit: www.sanitation2008.org

9 November 2010

WSSCC is excited to announce the launch of a new WASH Case Studies Series which showcases the evolution, activities and impact of national WASH Coalitions.

9 November 2010

In what has re-established itself as an important annual review and planning gathering, the WSSCC Meeting of National Coordinators (NCs) and Regional Representatives (RRs) took place 5-9 May in Geneva.

9 November 2010

Launched on 14 March, shortly after confirmations of contributions from donors totaling more than $50 million, the Global Sanitation Fund (GSF) is taking its first concrete steps in Nepal, Madagascar and Uganda. The GSF is a pooled fund whose purpose is to support national efforts to help poor people attain sustainable access to basic sanitation. To date commitments have been made by The Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

9 November 2010

With more than half of its 80 sessions dedicated to sanitation, the World Water Week in Stockholm 2008 in August has a decidedly brown tint. WSSCC will have a major presence at the event, moderating panels, organising events, hosting an exhibition and recruiting new members.

9 November 2010

During the Meeting of National Coordinators (NCs) and Regional Representatives (RRs) in May, WSSCC’s Tatiana Fedotova and David Trouba met the newest NCs to discuss the water, sanitation and hygiene issues in their countries, their WASH Coalitions and their impressions of the meeting in Geneva.

9 November 2010

A successful media advocacy workshop was held in June by Uganda’s National WASH Coalition, which is hosted by the National Sanitation Working Group (NSWG).

9 November 2010

The Kenya National WASH Coalition, which is coordinated by NETWAS International, is involved in an assessment to track the country’s achievement of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target on sanitation.

9 November 2010

On 1 June the Nepal WASH Coalition began a collaboration with the Federation of Nepalese Journalists (FNJ) for “Sanitation Promotion and Media Advocacy” to inform, promote and advocate about sanitation issues nationally and locally.

9 November 2010

For the first time in its history, the Republic of Madagascar now has a ministry responsible for drinking water, integrated water resources management and sanitation issues.

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