The United Nations officially launched the International Year of Sanitation to accelerate progress for 2.6 billion people world wide who are without proper sanitation facilities.  The International Year of Sanitation logo was unveiled and the IYS public service announcement as well as the message of Gareth Thomas of the Department for International Development UK viewed. The launch of IYS, which runs through 2008, was organized by the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) in collaboration with the UN-Water Task Force on Sanitation.

SECRETARY-GENERAL, IN MESSAGE FOR WORLD WATER DAY, CALLS LACK OF POLITICAL WILL BIGGEST CULPRIT IN FAILURE TO ACHIEVE BASIC SANITATION GOAL

UN"This year, World Water Day coincides with the International Year of Sanitation, challenging us to spur action on a crisis affecting more than one out of three people on the planet…"

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Below you can find details of events taking place across the globe in celebration of World Water Day as well as details on new initiatives in support of the International Year of Sanitation.



 
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Our first photogallery shows how UNICEF and other UN organizations are promoting good hygene and taking measures to improve sanitation in many nations worldwide.
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The second photogallery has even more images of UN agencies are helping the people of developing nations increase sanitation in the community.

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This UNICEF video. Sanitation in Sudan.
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Hygene Animation from UNICEF's Cartoons for Child Rights series (SOVA).
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WWD '08 Posters
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