|World Toilet Organisation|
|Membership||45 member states|
The World Toilet Organization (WTO) is an organization dedicated to issues involving toilets and sanitation. The date of establishment or date of founding of an Institution is the date on which that institution chooses to claim as its starting point Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. Headquarters (HQ denotes the location where most if not all of the important functions of an organization are concentrated Singapore An official language is a Language that is given a special legal status in a particular Country, State, or other territory English is a West Germanic language originating in England and is the First language for most people in the United Kingdom, the United States A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages A toilet is a Plumbing fixture and disposal system primarily intended for the disposal of the bodily wastes: Urine and fecal matter. Sanitation is the hygienic means of preventing human contact from the hazards of wastes to promote health It is based in Singapore and, as of 2007, includes toilet associations from 45 countries around the world. Singapore Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
The WTO organizes annual sanitation-related events such as the World Toilet Summit, and hopes to get more people educated on the importance of sanitation. It has also set up a Toilet College, aiming to educate people on sanitation.
The WTO was founded by Jack Sim in 2001. Jack Sim is the founder of the Restroom Association of Singapore and World Toilet Organization. As the President of the RAS, he adopted the mission to raise the standards of public toilets in Singapore and around the world.
It was felt that toilets was a neglected subject and there was much to be done, which led him to establish the Restroom Association of Singapore (RAS) in 1998. Sim soon realized there were other existing toilet associations doing a good work in their country but no channel to facilitate information-sharing and gathering of resources. Sim then founded the WTO, with an aim to have a world body to unite the various toilet associations. 
The United Nations claim that more than 5 million children die every year from sanitation related diseases such as diarrhea. The United Nations ( UN) is an International organization whose stated aims are to facilitate cooperation in International law, International security More than a billion people without sanitary facilities relieve themselves on streets and in rivers, heavily polluting the water. The most important source of water contamination in developing countries is due to the lack of adequate sanitation facilities. Although public toilets are available in most countries, most of them are poorly maintained. 
The WTO envisages clean, safe, affordable, ecologically sound and sustainable sanitation. It aims to advocate sustainable toilet systems through capacity building and public education, and by implementing real time projects. 
The WTO's philosophy is to focus on what is being accomplished around the world to improve public sanitation infrastructure and to showcase those accomplishments so others can learn from them.  Jack Sim, the Founder has been awarded : Schwab Foundation Outstanding Social Entrepreneur of the Year and became a Schwab Foundation Fellow since 2006 He was also awarded the Ashoka Global Fellow in 2007.
The WTO has the following objectives:
The World Toilet Organization was set up as a service platform and a network, and has no administrative structure. It is managed by a team of five, namely R S Arun Kumar, Philip Theseira, Maia Ruefa, Deepa Chaudhary and Joyce Shum. 
The WTO has set up the world's very first Toilet College in Singapore. It aims to overcome the daunting task of cleaning toilets, and to bring the sparkle into toilet cleaning jobs.
Cleaners will be given hands-on training at the Toilet College, which promises to change the scope and perception of toilet related jobs. The Toilet College also offers a course on ecological sanitation to teach volunteers how to cater to sanitation needs in rural and disaster stricken areas. 
Every year, the World Toilet Organization sponsors the World Toilet Summit. This has been held in various places around the world:
The World Toilet Organization promotes the celebration of World Toilet Day on November 19 of every year. Events 1095 - The Council of Clermont, called by Pope Urban II to discuss sending the First Crusade to the Holy Land .
The World Toilet Expo & Forum is a series of events created to cater to the specific needs of mature cities. Each year the Forum addresses issues particularly significant to the host country. It is also a showcase platform of the latest toilet-related trends, technologies and products.