World Toilet Day 2013

While a vast majority of the world’s population has access to mobile phones, one third of humanity (2.5 billion people) do not have access to proper sanitation, including toilets or latrines, with dramatic consequences on human health, dignity and security, the environment, and social and economic development. To address these issues, the “Sanitation for All” Resolution was adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in July 2013, designating 19 November as World Toilet Day


Indian social reform activist and founder of Sulabh Sanitation Bindeshwar Pathak (C) presents a 250-kilogram cake in the form of a squat toilet during a function to mark World Toilet Day In New Delhi on November 19, 2013. According to a 2011 census, some 131 million households in India have no latrine in their premises, with eight million using public facilities and 123 million defecating in the open. (Photo by Sajjad Hussain/AFP Photo)


An attendant shows a model of a wodden toilet basket at the Sulabh international toilet museum in New Delhi, India, 19 November 2013. The museum traces the 5,000 year history of toilets and aims to educate people about the health and social aspects of sanitation. November 19 is marked as the World Toilet Day. (Photo by Money Sharma/EPA)


An attendant shows a replica of a ‘rumble throne’ of a French monarch, displayed at the Sulabh international toilet museum in New Delhi, India, 19 November 2013. (Photo by Money Sharma/EPA)


A model of an ornamental toilet commode is displayed at the Sulabh international toilet museum in New Delhi, India, 19 November 2013. (Photo by Money Sharma/EPA)


An attendant shows a toilet model at the Sulabh international toilet museum in New Delhi, India, 19 November 2013. (Photo by Money Sharma/EPA)


A general view of the Sulabh international toilet museum in New Delhi, India, 19 November 2013. (Photo by Money Sharma/EPA)


School children pose with the giant toilet pot replica to mark World Toilet Day in New Delhi, India, 19 November 2013. The event was organized by the Sulabh international a non government organization aimed to educate people about the health and social aspects of sanitation. (Photo by EPA/STR)


Indian school children applaud near a toilet shaped 250-kilogram cake during a function to mark World Toilet Day In New Delhi, India, 19 November 2013. (Photo by EPA/STR)


A model poses with “The Wellbeing Toilet” the winning entry from a Dyno-Rod Initiative to create a new design for the domestic toilet at Central Saint Martins on November 18, 2013 in London, England. The concept was commissioned to mark 50 years of Dyno-Rod and World Toilet Day on November 19th, 2013 The “Wellbeing Toilet” looks at the health and wellbeing aspect of getting rid of your bodily waste by being sculpted to enhance the position of your body by enabling you to squat rather than sit. (Photo by Miles Willis/Getty Images for Dyno-Rod)

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