World Toilet Day 2021

World Toilet Day celebrates toilets and raises awareness of the 3.6 billion people living without access to safely managed sanitation. Every year, UN-Water - the United Nation's coordination mechanism on water and sanitation - sets the theme for 19 November, the day of the celebration. In 2021, the theme is 'valuing toilets'.

World Toilet Day is about taking action to tackle the global sanitation crisis and achieve Sustainable Development Goal 6: water and sanitation for all by 2030

Ahead of the day, UN-Water launches a global social media campaign around #WorldToiletDay. This year the campaign draws attention to the fact that toilets - and the sanitation systems that fund them - are underfunded, poorly managed or neglected in many parts of the world. This has devastating consequences for health, economics and the environment, particularly in the poorest and most marginalized communities.

On the dedicated World Toilet Day website you can find out more about the issues, the campaign and download materials to participate.