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U.N. Launches Campaign To Improve Access To Toilets, End Open Defecation By 2025

News outlets report on the launch of a U.N. campaign to improve access to basic sanitation and end the practice of open defecation.

Inter Press Service: U.N. Vows to Eliminate Open Defecation by 2025
“…[T]he United Nations Wednesday formally launched a global campaign to help improve access to toilets for the 2.5 billion people without basic level sanitation. … [T]he U.N.’s Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target of providing basic sanitation is lagging behind other MDGs and is unlikely to be achieved by 2015…” (Deen, 5/28).

U.N. News Centre: With help from Sesame Street, U.N. urges partners to break silence on open defecation
“It is time to talk about open defecation, the United Nations declared today, launching a new campaign to end the practice and improve access to toilets and latrines for the 2.5 billion people worldwide without basic sanitation…” (5/28).

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