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World Toilet Day

Taking place on 19th November every year.

Raising awareness of sanitation issues.

Updated 11 months ago

Whilst this may sound like quite a frivolous subject for a 'World Day', it's actually very serious. World Toilet Day focuses on the importance of sanitation and aims to raise awareness about the 2.6 billion people (nearly half the world's population) who don't have access to toilets and proper sanitation.

You can find out more, and access facts, figures and multimedia resources on the UN World Toilet Day web pages. We've written a whole article on the subject, see Toilets: We all need to 'go' for a wealth of background information and suggestions for approaching this issue in class.

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United Nations