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“Mr. Toilet: The World's #2 Man” by Lily Zepeda

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Tuesday 19th November, 19:00 (Cinéma Galeries)

To mark World Toilet Day, the United Nations presents: ‘Mr. Toilet: The World's #2 Man’

To a stranger, he’s a guy obsessed with toilets, but to those who know him, he’s “Mr. Toilet,” a crusader for global sanitation. Born in the Singapore slums, Jack Sim knows firsthand the agonies of not having a proper loo. Now he’s dedicating his life to a crisis no one dares talk about. Jack’s kids describe him as a 12-year old trapped in a 60-year old’s body. He’s full of jokes and it can be hard to take him seriously. But, he uses humor as his weapon to fight an uphill battle against bathroom taboos. He founded the World Toilet Organization and spent the last 13 years lobbying 193 countries to raise awareness for proper sanitation. This documentary follows his biggest challenge yet when asked to secure 6 million toilets for the “Clean India” initiative.

For more on the film click here.

The event will be co-hosted by United Nations Office for Project Services UNOPS and Water Supply and Sanitation Collaborative Council WSSCC, and will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Carolien Van der Voorden, Head of Technical Support Unit, WSSCC
  • Sophie Aujean, EU Representative, WaterAid
  • Carlos Garriga, Project manager, We Are Water
  • Ellie Chowns,  Green Party Member of the European Parliament (MEP)
  • Panel moderated by Carlos Jimenez, UNRIC


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Due to a large number of no-shows, we kindly ask you to register only if you are able to attend our event. As we are forced to overbook, a ticket does not guarantee a seat – please be on time.

Registration on the night starts at 18:30 - NO LATE ADMISSION

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