4 November 2019

UNAI Quiz: World Toilet Day

Did you know that 60% of the world’s population, or 4.5 billion people, live without a toilet or have one that doesn’t adequately dispose of waste?  Or that 892 million people still practice open defecation? Exposure to human feces on this scale has a devastating impact upon public health, living and working conditions, nutrition, education and economic productivity across the world.

The United Nations General Assembly designated 19 November as World Toilet Day, a day to inspire action to tackle the global sanitation crisis.  Toilets save lives because human waste spreads diseases that can kill such as cholera and dysentery. Access to sanitation facilities is also a question of basic dignity for all people and safety for women, who may be vulnerable to rape and abuse because of a lack of access to facilities that offer privacy.

Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6): Clean Water and Sanitation seeks to ensure the availability and sustainable management of sanitation and water, that everyone has a safe toilet and that no-one practices open defecation by 2030.

Test your knowledge of World Toilet Day!

Correct! The theme of World Toilet Day 2019 is ‘Leaving No One Behind’, which is the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This year’s theme aims to demonstrate that a toilet is not just a toilet: it’s a lifesaver, dignity-protector and opportunity-maker. No one can be left behind as we expand access to safe toilets, because whoever you are, wherever you are, sanitation is your human right.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. The theme of World Toilet Day 2019 is ‘Leaving No One Behind’, which is the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This year’s theme aims to demonstrate that a toilet is not just a toilet: it’s a lifesaver, dignity-protector and opportunity-maker. No one can be left behind as we expand access to safe toilets, because whoever you are, wherever you are, sanitation is your human right.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. The theme of World Toilet Day 2019 is ‘Leaving No One Behind’, which is the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This year’s theme aims to demonstrate that a toilet is not just a toilet: it’s a lifesaver, dignity-protector and opportunity-maker. No one can be left behind as we expand access to safe toilets, because whoever you are, wherever you are, sanitation is your human right.

Correct! To achieve the goal, local communities should be included in water and sanitation management. Civil society organizations should work to keep governments accountable, invest in water research and development, and promote the inclusion of women, youth and indigenous communities in water resources governance.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. To achieve the goal, local communities should be included in water and sanitation management. Civil society organizations should work to keep governments accountable, invest in water research and development, and promote the inclusion of women, youth and indigenous communities in water resources governance.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. To achieve the goal, local communities should be included in water and sanitation management. Civil society organizations should work to keep governments accountable, invest in water research and development, and promote the inclusion of women, youth and indigenous communities in water resources governance.

Correct! 1,600 children die per day of diarrhea, an illness that's largely preventable through clean toilets, safe water and good hygiene.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. 1,600 children die per day of diarrhea, an illness that's largely preventable through clean toilets, safe water and good hygiene.

Incorrect. The correct answer is C. 1,600 children die per day of diarrhea, an illness that's largely preventable through clean toilets, safe water and good hygiene.

Correct! A. 900 million schoolchildren across the world have no handwashing facilities. Handwashing has been shown to cut the spread of deadly diseases, including diarrhea and pneumonia, which kill 20% of the world’s children under the age of five each year.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. 900 million schoolchildren across the world have no handwashing facilities. Handwashing has been shown to cut the spread of deadly diseases, including diarrhea and pneumonia, which kill 20% of the world’s children under the age of five each year.

Incorrect. The correct answer is A. 900 million schoolchildren across the world have no handwashing facilities. Handwashing has been shown to cut the spread of deadly diseases, including diarrhea and pneumonia, which kill 20% of the world’s children under the age of five each year.

Correct! Only 17% of refugees have access to safely managed sanitation where they live. This is well below the global average of 45%.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. Only 17% of refugees have access to safely managed sanitation where they live. This is well below the global average of 45%.

Incorrect. The correct answer is B. Only 17% of refugees have access to safely managed sanitation where they live. This is well below the global average of 45%.

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