Wednesday, November 19, 2008

World Toilet Day

I found out something rather interesting; did you know that today is World Toilet Day??

"19 November was declared 'World Toilet Day' in 2001 by 17 toilet associations around the world. Since then there has been established an annual World Toilet Summit and many other regional conferences. Each toilet association has also engaged in many activities promoting clean toilets in their own respective country.

"Since 2001, World Toilet Day has become a global platform for academics, sanitation experts, toilet designers, environmentalists etc. to share the latest on rural and urban toilets. Thi

"The World Toilet Organisation asks each individual, in their respective country, to request better equality (more facilities for women); more accessibility & special provisions (for the disabled & mothers with babies); clean toilets (for everyone); and more toilets (for the less fortunate)."


I stumbled on this fact when i was reading this month's CLEO magazine; the one and only CLEO that i've bought. I didn't know there was such a thang, really! It reminds me of a game i once played; Toilet Tycoon.

It's a game where you can proof your skill as a leader of the saniterian installations of a whole town! Lol.

Back to the today's celebration. The theme for 2008's WTD: WE DESERVE BETTER, which encompasses 3 "WE"s.
  1. TOILETS: World Toilet Organization has always been trying to make toilet a desirable object to discourage open defecation, and so WTO feels that toilets deserve better social status.

  2. CLEANERS: WTO aims to professionalize the sanitation and restroom industry and toilet cleaners deserve better pay, respect and prospects

  3. 2.5 Billion Toilet-less People: The 2.5 billion toilet-less people around the world deserve better place to defecate --- a toilet

This day is celebrated worldwide to remind people of the seriousness of the situation (imagine not having anyone cleaning the public toilets, or even worst, there're no toilets!) Especially in the rural-urban settings and in less developed countries.

Message from the World Toilet Organization (WTO):
We encourage all of you to participate in this year's celebration. If you have activities planned for the World Toilet Day, do share with us by email at and If you are thinking of activities for the day, still write to us as we can share with you many ideas to make this day special


So now you know a little about it, let's make toilets important and desirable! Haha.

Just to wish all of you Happy World Toilet Day!

Ps: Start to love your toilets today!

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