UN-Water coordinates the global thematic campaigns for the annual United Nations international observances on freshwater and sanitation: World Water Day and World Toilet Day. We also contribute to other engagement initiatives on key water-related issues, and communicate with audiences via UN-Water’s social media channels.
World Water Day, 22 March
World Toilet Day, 19 November
World Toilet Day is about taking action to tackle the global sanitation crisis. The public campaign explores the same theme as World Water Day and promotes key findings from the UN World Water Development Report.
The Water Action Decade
The Water Action Decade is accelerating efforts towards meeting water-related challenges, including limited access to safe water and sanitation, increasing pressure on water resources, and an exacerbated risk of droughts and floods.
Every year, UN-Water-led campaigns focus on different aspects of the water cycle and the way water and sanitation connect with other sectors. Explore the World Water Day and World Toilet Day archives or click on the links below.
2023: World Water Day - Accelerating Change | World Toilet Day - Accelerating Change
2018: World Water Day – The Answer is in Nature | World Toilet Day – When nature calls
2004: World Water Day – Water and Disasters
2003: World Water Day – Water for the Future
2002: World Water Day – Water for Development
2001: World Water Day – Water for Health, Taking Charge
2000: World Water Day – Water for the 21st Century
1999: World Water Day – Everyone Lives Downstream
1998: World Water Day – Groundwater, the Invisible Resource
1997: World Water Day – The World’s Water, Is There Enough?
1996: World Water Day – Water for Thirsty Cities
1995: World Water Day – Women and Water
1994: World Water Day – Caring for Water Resources is Everybody’s Business