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World Toilet Day encourages globe to listen to the call of nature

November 12, 2018 | By Jillian Morgan

The theme of this year’s World Toilet Day, “When Nature Calls,” stresses the importance of toilets and sanitation systems that work in harmony with the environment.

Held annually on November 19, 2018, World Toilet Day aims to bring awareness to people around the world without a toilet. The goal is to ensure everyone has a toilet by 2030.

The event is a joint effort by UN Water, Water Supply & Sanitation Collaborative Council (WSSCC), International Labour Association, World Health Organization, UNDP, UNICEF, United Nations University and Toilet Board Coalition.

“World Toilet Day promoters are asking us all to become WASH (Water, Sanitation and Hygiene) ambassadors,” says Klaus Reichardt, CEO and founder of Waterless Co., Inc. “The job of a WASH ambassador is to spread the word and encourage action. The lack of clean, sanitary, and reliable toilets is one of the major reasons for disease and death around the globe.”

A list of World Toilet Day events happening globally is available here: http://www.worldtoiletday.info/wtd2018/events/.



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