The website for the World Toilet Organization starts out strong
International statistics (WHO and UNICEF 2000; WHO and UNICEF 2004) indicates that over 2.6 billion people in the world today are without any form of “improved sanitation”. The real situation is even worse: the statistics include toilets that are so bad, or shared by so many people that it cannot be regarded as “improved sanitation”.
But weakens later on
World Toilet Day has been declared to be on the 19th of November each year. The purpose of having this day is to have people in all countries to take action, increase awareness of toilet user’s right to a better toilet environment , and to demand for it from toilet owners. As such, it is also the toilet user’s duty to contribute towards its maintenance, cleanliness and hygiene. The public marks the day to practice toilet etiquette.