Toilet talk is essential to help 2.5 billion people who have nowhere to relieve themselves

19 November 2018

It’s not every day you see a giant inflatable toilet installed in downtown Geneva outside the UN, but that’s what was on view today, in a bid to raise awareness about the fact that more than 890 million people still defecate in the open.

The many problems associated with not having your own place to go are highlighted by the Water Supply and Collaborative Council (WSSCC), which is responsible for bringing this super-size replica to Geneva on World Toilet Day.

It’s commemorated every year on 19 November, as the organization’s Rolf Luyendijk explains to UN News’s Daniel Johnson.

Audio Credit:
Daniel Johnson, UN News - Geneva
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