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IYS 2008 Advocacy Kit

Complete Advocacy Kit (12 MB, zip) [EN] [FR] [ES]
Table of contents [EN] [FR] [ES]
Talking points [EN] [FR] [ES]
Key Messages Booklet [EN] [FR] [ES]
Advocacy guide [EN] [FR] [ES]
Communication Matrix [EN] [FR] [ES]
Fact sheet 1 [EN] [FR] [ES]
Fact sheet 2 [EN] [FR] [ES]
Fact sheet 3 [EN] [FR] [ES]
Fact sheet 4 [EN] [FR] [ES]
Fact sheet 5 [EN] [FR] [ES]
IYS 2008 Poster [EN] [FR] [ES]
PowerPoint Presentation [EN] [FR] [ES]
Web links [EN] [FR] [ES]
Interviews with experts on sanitation (EN, FR, ES) >>

Tackling a Global Crisis: International Year of Sanitation 2008

To put the spotlight on sanitation the UN General Assembly declared the year 2008 the International Year of Sanitation. The goal is to raise awareness and to accelerate progress towards the Millennium Development Goal (MDG) target to reduce by half the proportion of the 2,6 billion people without access to basic sanitation by 2015.

Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General
Message on Sanitation
International Year of Sanitation Flagship Publication
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World Water Forum 5, Special Session on Gender, March 16
On Monday March 16 there will be a special session under the name "Health, Dignity and Economic Progress: The Way forward for Gender Equity". The event takes place in Sütlüce Congress Centre, Amphitheatre 5, Istanbul, March 16, 14.30-18.30. If you are in Istanbul, feel free to participate. Click on the link to find the agenda and invitation

Invitation and agenda
Expert Group Meeting report

Call to participate
As the International Year of Sanitation draws to a close, we would like to invite you to share your actions and activities during the International Year of Sanitation. Please send us an email with pictures, a short summary (90 - 120 words) and, if available, a report. Selected initiatives will be featured in the "IYS in Action"-section of the website.

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Sanitation is vital for human health
Sanitation generates economic benefits
Sanitation contributes to dignity and social development
Sanitation helps the environment
Improving sanitation is achievable!


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