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During International Year of Sanitation '08 (IYS)

  1. A world record for handwashing with soap was set?
  2. Governments allocated more funding to sanitation?
  3. Parliaments committed to incorporating sanitation as a basic human right in national constitutions?
  4. Coordinating bodies for sanitation were established?
  5. Policies and action plans on sanitation were signed?
  6. Soap packaging in some countries was redesigned to include sanitation messages?
  7. Community approaches to sanitation were integrated into national planning?
  8. Many people around the world talked about toilets?