Wednesday, July 24, 2013

United Nations got nothing to do except to declare Nov 19 as World's Toilet Day

The United Nations (UN) General Assembly on Wednesday proclaimed Nov 19 as World Toilet Day to foster access of basic sanitation services for the world's poor, Xinhua news agency reported.

"I am delighted and grateful that member states have adopted a resolution officially designating Nov 19 as World Toilet Day," said UN deputy secretary-general Jan Eliassson.

"This new annual observance will go a long way toward raising awareness about the need for all human beings to have access to sanitation," he said in a statement welcoming the General Assembly resolution.