Nepal commits to guarantee the right to sanitation to its citizen at the opening ceremony of SACOSAN V

Date: 22nd October 2013

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President Nepal inaugurating SACOSAN V in KathmanduThe 5th South Asian Conference on Sanitation started the 22nd October 2013 in Kathmandu (Nepal). The intergovernmental meeting brought together more than 400 delegates from Asian and African countries as well as civil society organizations, experts and media groups from the eight South Asian countries Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

At the opening ceremony, President of Republic of Nepal Dr Ram Baran Yadav declared: “Constitution of Nepal has guaranteed for right to live in safe environment to its citizens and sanitation journey in Nepal is one of the step ensuring rights given by constitution.  Sanitation programmes in Nepal were move forward as a movement. Efforts done by Bhaktapur District declaring the district ODF is an example of glory for the nation. Investment on sanitation is an important step to save lives of children.” To read the full press release, please click here

WSSCC attends this high level conference and supports the SACOSAN process. Two side events were organized to raise awareness on equity and inclusion in the WASH sector and on menstrual hygiene management. For any further information on WSSCC’s work at SACOSAN, please contact Mr David Trouba WSSCC Senior Communications and Outreach Officer at david.trouba@wsscc.org

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