World Toilet Day
Shyama V. Ramani, Professorial fellow, United Nations University Thousands of toilets lie abandoned in India either never
American public bathrooms are often designed to make the experience exceedingly uncomfortable. Silence about the issue persists, largely because of cultural taboos that discourage any discussion about alleviating design flaws.
Globally, 2.4 billion people do not have access to adequate sanitation, like a basic toilet. Over 660 million people do not have access to clean and safe drinking water.
It's a devastating health and women's rights issue.
As the world leaders set out to determine how to achieve the new ambitious Sustainable Development Goals, we encourage them to explore ensuring access to affordable capital for sanitation solutions for all.
The world has come a long way. In 1990, nearly half the global population lacked adequate sanitation and 1 in 4 people worldwide (1.3 billion) defecated in the open. In 2015, 68 percent of the global population -- which is now 2 billion higher -- has improved sanitation.
There have been significant improvements worldwide in terms of making basic water and sanitation access available, a new
Photos Of Toilets Around The World Prove That Proper Sanitation Provides Equality, Dignity And Safety
Wednesday marks World Toilet Day, the advocacy event that raises awareness for the 2.5 billion people who don’t have access