Students of the Junior Secondary School in Tema highlighted through art, the importance of adequate toilet facilities in homes as they observe World Toilet Day. The event was organized by UNIC Accra, in partnership with Abibimman Foundation, a local NGO.
“Toilets are not handouts, they are economic engines. They are not luxuries, but delivery tools for better health. And they are not charity, but enablers of education.” Read UN Deputy Secretary General Mr Jan Eliasson message in Huffington Post.
“Fostering WASH & Wellbeing at Work: Exploring the impact of sanitation and hygiene in the workplace ” The Global Public-Private Partnership for Handwashing is hosting a webinar on November 21 at 9 am EST to celebrate World Toilet Day and shine a spotlight on the importance of sanitation and hygiene in the workplace for…
A clean office is not something to take for granted, says the UN-Water Chair and Director General of the International Labour Organization, Guy Ryder, in this video message. We often overlook the connection between toilets and livelihoods. Toilets are life-savers and they increase productivity by keeping the workplace clean and safe, allowing people to…
Toilets save lives, increase productivity, create jobs and grow economies. Toilets work. To celebrate toilets and the many different roles they play in improving the lives of people around the world, the Permanent Mission of Singapore and UN-Water are hosting the official World Toilet Day event for 2016 on the theme of toilets and…
Human beings are now largely an urban species: for the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population lives in towns, cities and megacities. Worldwide, it is estimated that almost one-fifth of all urbanites – over 700 million people – live without a decent toilet. To put that into context, the…
Familiar with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) WASH Pledge? It´s a business-led initiative that secures access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) for all employees at the workplace. The WASH Pledge was launched in September 2013 as a business friendly initiative allowing companies to ensure that they provide best…
Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations Jan Eliasson sends a message on World Toilet Day.
An IAS officer in Rajasthan refused to drink water from a village till they built toilets in every homes. A sarpanch from Kathar refused to sit on her chair till her village became free from open defecation. A kalbelia took a vow to cut off his moustache if people from his tribe didn’t…
This new global initiative is all about mobilizing businesses to take action to address water, sanitation and hygiene – or ‘WASH’ – challenges in the workplace, in communities where workers live, and across supply chains. Access resources that that support the business case for WASH investments and assess your company’s WASH impact areas….
- Creative students in Accra. 7 December 2016
- Toilets are economic engines. 24 November 2016
- Webinar on wellbeing at work. 19 November 2016
- Official video message. 19 November 2016
- A toast to toilets. 19 November 2016
- The State of the World’s Toilets. 19 November 2016
- CEO call to action. 18 November 2016
- A message from Jan Eliasson. 18 November 2016
- India’s sanitation champions. 18 November 2016
- WASH4Work. 18 November 2016