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The Urgent Run

The Urgent Run

The Urgent Run aims to draw attention to the international community’s urgent calls of action to end the sanitation crisis – 2.5 billion people still live without adequate sanitation. The Urgent Run is a fun event; most importantly, it’s accessible and inclusive. The event brings together communities around the world for a sanitation-themed run or walk in November, in the lead-up to UN World Toilet Day on 19th November.

​Urgent Run Singapore is the first in a series of global events organised in different places around the world leading up to the World Toilet Day on 19th November. Singapore was given this privilege because the World Toilet Organization and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs successfully lobbied for the day to be designated as World Toilet Day at the 67th session of the United Nations General Assembly. Its aim is to provide a platform for individuals of all ages, regardless of their race, creed, skin color or socio-economic background, to urge global decision-makers to stay true to their universal commitments on improving access to sanitation for one third of the world’s population. All funds raised at the event will go towards supporting World Toilet Organization’s crucial sanitation and advocacy work. 

Bhutan, Cambodia – Bakong District, Siem Reap, Cameroon (bali), Senegal – Bignona & Tenghory, Vietnam – Binh Duong, Republic of the Congo – Brazzaville, United States – Charleston, Chennai – India, Netherlands – Eindhoven, Pakistan – Islamabad, Pakistan – Islamabad (II), Pakistan – Karachi, Sindh, Pakistan, Burundi – Kamenge, Mozambique – Kamubukwana District, Maputo, Kenya – Nairobi, India – New Delhi, University of Delhi, Namibia – Ongwediva, United States – Seattle, Singapore, India – Tiruvannamalai, Mongolia – Ulaanbaatar, China-Beijing,United States – Sioux Falls

In 2015, the second year for the global event, 33 events took place in 22 different countries