Freshwater Action Network
– grassroots influencing on water and sanitation

July 2013

UN General Assembly designates 19 November as World Toilet Day

24 July 2013 – In a bid to make sanitation for all a global development priority, the United Nations General Assembly today designated 19 November as World Toilet Day, urging changes in both behaviour and policy on issues ranging from enhancing water management to ending open-air defecation.

Community Water and Sanitation Fair "Nuestra Agua 2013"

Nuestra Agua 2013

In March 2013, FAN Latin American networks: FANAS, FANCA and FANMex, along with other organizations organised the Community Water and Sanitation Management Fair “Nuestra Agua 2013”. The fair, which aimed to increase the visibility of community water management groups and to provide a space to share and learn, took place in Granada, Nicaragua.

Video: how the world walked for water in 2013

On March 2013, World Water Day, many members joined thousands of others around the world to call for action on the world's water and sanitation crisis. Watch the video for a flavour of this global campaigning event.