World Toilet Day marked by San Marino Post

June 10th, 2015

According to info received by San Marino Post dedicates its next stamp issue to the World Toilet Day. The philatelic set was designed by a French artist, Geneviève Gauckler, known as graphic artist and illustrator boasting worldwide exhibitions.

The set depicts colorful and vivid figures using toilet. Her delicate style suggests a serious reflection upon this dramatic topic in order to make the access to sanitation for all a priority of global development. The issue is to be put into circulation on the 16th of June.

In 2013 the UN General Assembly declared November the 19th "World Toilet Day". This event provokes the conscience of the developed western countries. In fact the access to sanitation, which we take for granted, is still a dream for a third of mankind. 2.5 billion people don't have access to proper sanitation, including toilets and latrines, with dramatic consequences on human heath, dignity and security. Every day 2,000 children under 5 years old die because of diarrhoea due to poor sanitation. The most affected areas are India and Sub-Saharan Africa.

The open defecation for girls and women in some countries brings the risk of being kidnapped or raped in the search of an isolated place. Moreover, many girls skip the school when they begin menstruating because the schools don't have improved sanitation. Therefore the United Nations launched a wide campaign with the aim of awakening public opinion towards the lack of proper sanitation in many countries of the world.

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