The World Toilet Organization, the other WTO, has proclaimed Nov. 19, 2008, World Toilet Day.
That’s because 2.6 billion people, or 4-out-of-10, have no access to a toilet.
CNN reports that Singaporean social-entrepreneur Jack Sim founded the non-profit World Toilet Organization in 2001, as a support network for all existing organizations. The group meets once a year to network, discuss sanitation issues and work together toward "eliminating the toilet taboo and delivering sustainable sanitation."
Goal number one: Making sanitation speakable. "What we don’t discuss, we can’t improve," insists Sim.
I’m all for that. With only a couple of weeks left till the increasingly uncomfortable Amy delivers, my conversations are soon to be dominated by the color, consistency and frequency of our baby’s poop. Oh, and the explosivity of it all.
Although as guest barfblogger Michelle of New Jersey points out, shouldn’t World Toilet Day come before Global Handwashing Day, which was Oct. 15, 2008?