Launch of Sanitation Campaign to End Open Defecation
More than one billion people practice open defecation. Every years it kills thousands of those children, one every two minutes, and more than Tubercolosis, AIDS and Meningitis combined in any given year. A new campaign seeks to break the silence.
The Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council and the UN Millennium Campaign have been been working closely with the Deputy Secretary General, Jan Eliasson, the Executive Office of the Secretary-General and the UN Department of Public Information along with many partner organizations to develop a campaign to drive progress on sanitation to 2015 and beyond. The agency 'Mother' is the creative partner in the campaign which was launched on 28 May. Visit the website to know more.