World Toilet Day is designed to bring international attention to the fact that 2.5 billion people lack proper sanitation.
In 2016, it was estimated that 2.5 billion people – or about 1 person out of 3 in the world – lack access to proper sanitation facilities and about half of that number, or almost 1 billion people, have to defecate in the open. Like the right to clean water and food, sanitation is a basic human right. Not having enough access to proper sanitation facilities has a major impact on not only the dignity of people but also on their health and safety.
Organized by the UN.
To learn more, visit: http://www.un.org/en/events/toiletday/ and http://www.holidayscalendar.com/event/world-toilet-day/