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World Toilet Summit & Expo 2008

WORLD TOILET SUMMIT & EXPO 2008 FOCUSES ON SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE UN INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF SANITATION,

UNITED NATIONS – / MaximsNews Network / 10 September 2008 —According to United Nations (UN) estimates, 2.5 billion people are currently without access to basic sanitation. 

Lack of organised sanitation means that an estimated 1.8 million children will die of diarrhea annually, whilst half of the population in developing countries suffers from health problems caused by the lack of access to water and sanitation.

To address this crisis, the UN, as p art of its Millennium Development Goals (MDG), has set a mandate to halve this figure by 2015. 

“Given the magnitude of the problem, sanitation is an urgent global issue,” says Mr Jack Sim , Founder of WTO. 

Mr Sim states that the objective of World Toilet Summit & Expo 2008 is to facilitate active discussions on evolving sanitation practices to help ensure UN objectives are achieved.

More than 70 industry leaders, sanitation experts and government officials from 40 countries will be congregating at The Venetian-Macao-Resort Hotel on the 4 – 6 November to p art icipate in the annual World Toilet Summit & Expo 2008.

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