Founded on 19 November 2001, World Toilet Organization (WTO) is a global non-profit that is working towards a world with a clean, safe toilet and sanitation for everyone, everywhere, at all times. Our mission is to continue to build the global sanitation movement through collaborative action that inspires and drives demand for sanitation, and provides innovative solutions to achieve sustainable sanitation for all.
We do this through:
• Advocacy that mobilises people to action. Through our constant advocacy efforts in the area of global sanitation, we have made great strides in breaking the taboo associated with sanitation. The cornerstones of our advocacy work are our annual World Toilet Summit and World Toilet Day on 19th November, adopted in 2013 by the United Nations as an official day - UN World Toilet Day.
• Education, advisory and capacity building. Our focus here is on delivering school sanitation training and hygiene promotion programmes, our World Toilet College training model for professional cleaners, and offering consulting in the area of sanitation.
• And a market based approach to sustainable sanitation that empowers communities, through our social entreprise model, SaniShop.