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SACOSAN IV: Colombo declaration tackles “biggest sanitation challenge in the world”

SACOSAN IV logoSouth Asian ministers have vowed to tackle the “biggest sanitation challenge in the world”. In the Colombo Declaration released on 7 April 2011 at the 4th South Asia Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN IV), they promise to set up a national body in each country to “coordinate sanitation and hygiene, involving all stakeholders”. The aim of these bodies would be to enable access to sanitation to the 700 million south Asians who still defecate in the open.

In addition governments would “develop time-bound plans and to allocate and mobilise resources for delivering on all the previous SACOSAN commitments.”

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