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Everything you need to share the campaign is here.


The hummingbird shows we can be small but mighty! 

As the symbol of World Toilet Day and World Water Day in 2023, people around the world have made thousands of origami birds carrying their promises to take personal action to help accelerate change.

Now we are asking people to create paper nests for the hummingbirds!

Did you know that hummingbirds instinctively keep their nests free from bodily waste to protect their young? 

The nests will be a perfect symbol of how we can all do something – however small – to improve sanitation and protect each other.

When you make your nest, please share photos to raise awareness.

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Hummingbird and text stating 'be the change you want to see in the world'

Use your Activation Kit 

Download materials to help you promote World Toilet Day 2023 to all your friends and contacts. Available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian and Spanish.


Factsheet  – A quick guide to the crisis and ways to get involved. Available as an editable file. 

Social media messages and cards – Ready-to-use content for your social channels. 

Poster – Display the campaign and raise awareness. Available as an editable file. 

Banner – Officially brand your event space. 





Sustainably produced merchandise is available to spread the message.

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Coordinated by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), AquaFed – the International Federation of Private Water Operators, and the World Youth Parliament for Water for World Water Day; and, by the World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) for World Toilet Day.


The Task Force consists of the African Ministers' Council on Water (AMCOW), CDP Worldwide, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), Green Climate Fund, Global Water Partnership (GWP), Human Right 2 Water, IHE Delft Institute for Water Education, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), International Association for Hydro-Environment Engineering and Research (IAHR), International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC), International Labour Organization (ILO), Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Public Services International (PSI), Sanitation and Water for All (SWA), Toilet Board Coalition, United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), UN Global Compact, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), Women for Water Partnership (WfWP), and World Wildlife Fund (WWF).