Jack Sim: Champion of Global Sanitation


Jack Sim, widely known as “Mr. Toilet,” is a visionary leader and a global advocate for sanitation. Born in Singapore in 1957, Sim’s entrepreneurial journey led him to a profound realization: the dire need for clean and safe toilets worldwide. In 2001, he founded the World Toilet Organization (WTO), a pivotal move that placed the issue of sanitation at the forefront of global development conversations.

Sim’s relentless advocacy culminated in the establishment of World Toilet Day, recognized by the United Nations and observed annually on November 19th. This day serves as a powerful platform to discuss the sanitation crisis—affecting over 2 billion people—and to catalyze action towards ensuring access to clean toilets for all.

As the founder of the Restroom Association of Singapore, Sim has also revolutionized public toilet standards, transforming perceptions and behaviors around sanitation. His efforts have not gone unnoticed; in 2008, Time Magazine honored him as one of the Heroes of the Environment, acknowledging his significant impact on public health and environmental sustainability.

Sim’s message is clear: sanitation is a basic human right, and improving it can unlock economic growth, enhance dignity, and save lives. His work continues to inspire change-makers and governments alike, driving progress towards a world where everyone, everywhere, has access to safe sanitation.

Join the movement and contribute to a cleaner, healthier future and a better resource use.

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Source & Photo: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Sim