27 May 2014

New Sanitation Campaign: Open Defecation

The United Nations and its partners will hold a press briefing and campaign launch at UN Headquarters on 28 May at 10am EST to help end the practice of open defecation and improve access to toilets and latrines for the 2.5 billion people without basic level sanitation. Led by the UN Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson on behalf of Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, the campaign will run to the end of 2015. It is being launched in response to the UN’s Call to Action on Sanitation, and is focusing particularly on the issue of open defecation.The event will be webcast live here.