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World Toilet Day 2022

Every year, World Toilet Day is observed on November 19 annually to raise public awareness of broader sanitation systems such as wastewater treatment, stormwater management, and hand washing. The Department of Drinking Water & Sanitation (DDWS), Ministry of Jal Shakti, under the Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) is organizing ‘Swachhta Run’ across rural India, to mark the World Toilet Day on 19th November, 2022.

  • The 2022 theme is ‘Making the Invisible Visible’, which explores how inadequate sanitation systems spread human waste into rivers, lakes, and soil, polluting underground water resources.
  • Jack Sim, a philanthropist from Singapore founded the World Toilet Organization and declared the day as World Toilet Day in 2001.
  • In 2013, the Singapore Government and the World Toilet Organization united to create Singapore’s UN resolution – Sanitation for all.
  • This resolution was adopted by 122 nations at the 67th session of the UN General Assembly in New York, World Toilet Day was designated as an official UN day.

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