Media Centre

The media plays a vital role in the quest to rally decision makers, policy makers, and the general public on the need for safe water, adequate sanitation and proper hygiene behaviour. Let us help you explore how good sanitation and hygiene helps human health, dignity, and economic well-being, and protects the environment.

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    Today, WSSCC announced that Amina J. Mohammed, Environment Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, will serve as its new Chair.

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    WSSCC believes that that every person, everywhere, has a right to quality sanitation and hygiene. Watch this new video to learn all about our work.

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    A new video, produced in support of WSSCCs joint research partnership with the SHARE Research Consortium, shows the devastating impact of India’s sanitation crisis on women and girls.

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    A new video of a community-led total sanitation ‘triggering’ in Madagascar shows how a community takes action to end open defecation.

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Tools

Please explore the below tools or contact us for help with interviews, materials and research on sanitation - one of the most important stories of the century. 

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Former WSSCC chair receives award for Sustainable Development

Former WSSCC chair Professor Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has received the Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa UN Habitat Award for Sustainable Development.

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The Netherlands announces $50 million contribution to WSSCC for global sani...

The funding will enable WSSCC to empower 5 million additional people to access improved sanitation by 2020.

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SCA and WSSCC issue Joint Global Report on Hygiene Matters

SCA and WSSCC convened with Influencers during a side session of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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Listening to WSSCC members and stakeholders for new 2017-2020 strategic plan

In June, July and August WSSCC reached out to its members and partners in 16 countries through dedicated national consultations.

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WSSCC to launch report, engage partners at UNGA

WSSCC looks forward to contributing to discussions with partners and stakeholders during events this week at the United Nations General Assembly.

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WSSCC and FANSA release country reports in Leave No One Behind campaign

The reports cover the sanitation needs of vulnerable groups in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

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WSSCC and partners strengthen WASH commitments at World Water Week

WSSCC’s participation and partnerships at the conference reinforced the council’s achievements and commitments to the WASH sector.

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Reviving sanitation in Nepal

After the earthquake in Nepal, the GSF-supported programme & partners underwent a learning journey, which is illustrated in a new report.

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Strong presence for WSSCC at 6th Africa Water Week Conference

Sessions addressed key issues and provided recommendations for action required to achieve universal and equitable access to WASH.

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Join the WSSCC team at World Water Week 2016 in Stockholm!

WSSCC looks forward to meeting partners and friends during the events at the forthcoming World Water Week.

Photos And Videos

UN in Action: The Global Sanitation Fund in Nepal

In Nepal, the fund supports sanitation and hygiene promotion throughout the country, which hopes to obtain open defecation free status by 2017. Since GSF started in Nepal in 2010, over half a million people have access to improved toilets.

WSSCC AfricaSan 2015 – Seeing is believing!

The WSSCC visited rural communities in the region of Matam, Senegal. It was an unprecedented opportunity to engage with communities and hear about their successes and challenges related to water, sanitation and hygiene.

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Reaching the Unreached in South Asia

This new film draws on the perspectives of those whose voices are often not heard, such as the disabled, children, the elderly, the very poor and other excluded groups to highlight some of the complex factors concerning equitable access to sanitation and hygiene in the region.

Press Releases

Please explore the below press releases, which detail the latest and most important WSSCC and WASH-industry news for download.

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Former WSSCC chair receives award for Sustainable Development

Former WSSCC chair Professor Mrs. Anna Tibaijuka has received the Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Al-Khalifa UN Habitat Award for Sustainable Development.

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SCA and WSSCC issue Joint Global Report on Hygiene Matters

SCA and WSSCC convened with Influencers during a side session of the 71st United Nations General Assembly in New York.

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WSSCC Policy Workshop in Senegal aims to integrate Menstrual Hygiene Manage...

The event in Dakar highlights the need to include MHM in government strategies.

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UN Women and WSSCC to Promote Menstrual Hygiene Management in Cameroon

UN Women and WSSCC are holding a five day workshop to train key stakeholders on MHM in Cameroon.

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Addis Ababa development finance talks will deliver “concrete” action, says ...

In the run-up to the International Conference on Financing for Development, the head of UNDESA has said that “concrete deliverables” will be the key outcome of the event.

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GSF reports large-scale advances in sanitation & hygiene for communities in...

A new report shows that GSF-supported programmes have enabled 7 million people in more than 20,500 communities to end open defecation.

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UN Women and WSSCC Call for Global Action on Ending Menstruation Taboos and...

Studies reveal that women and girls lack access to clean water, private spaces for managing their menstruation, and functioning toilets.

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Global Sanitation Fund support launches in Kenya

The Kenya Sanitation and Hygiene Improvement Programme is a five-year programme aiming to reach 1.92 million Kenyans.

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Démarrage des activités du Programme Conjoint Genre Hygiène et Assainisseme...

Le conseil de concertation pour l’approvisionnement en eau et l’assainissement s’est réjoui du soutien du Gouvernement Nigérien.

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SCA and WSSCC Partner to Break Silence around Menstruation

SCA and WSSCC have today entered into an innovative new partnership to break the silence around menstruation for women and girls around the world.

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