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Press release: 21 October 2013
Grassroots activists call on South Asian governments to end the sanitation crisis, starting with those most in need
As the fifth South Asian Conference on Sanitation (SACOSAN V, 22-24 October 2013) kicks off in Kathmandu, Nepal, leading civil society groups called on their governments to recognize the urgency of the South Asian sanitation crisis and set robust plans to achieve universal access to improved sanitation toilets and ending open defecation by 2020.
The fifth South Asian Conference on Sanitation kicked off in Kathmandu, Nepal, on 22 October. Find out about FANSA's involvement and activities to raise the voice of the grassroots to influence decision makers at the conference.
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