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World Toilet Organization

The bottom line in world summits

This is a WTO meeting where you won't find angry protesters waging street battles with burly police officers in tactical gear. The three-day 12th World Toilet Summit kicked off yesterday.

Wednesday, 23 November, 2011, 12:00am

'Other WTO' flushed with hope

Hong Kong is fighting for the chance to hold the 'other WTO' conference in 2007, but this international gathering will have nothing to do with trade.

Lo Wing-lok, vice-president of the Hong Kong Toilet Association, which is a member of the World Toilet Organisation (WTO), said a world conference on the welfare of public toilets could be held in 2007, at the earliest.

10 Oct 2005 - 12:00am

PIPE DREAMS

YUAN CHONGDE IS standing next to a waist-high cardboard container full of small, rectangular boxes whose sides are inscribed: 'Disposable sanitary sheath for toilet seat' in curly, purple letters. A series of diagrams shows an open toilet seat and a four-step method for drawing one of Yuan's papery cotton sheaths over it.

19 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Delegates to toilet talks kept on the trot with field trips

Beijing hopes to showcase its efforts to upgrade its notoriously filthy lavatories when it hosts this year's World Toilet Summit.

It is the fourth time the annual summit - overseen by the Singapore-based World Toilet Organisation - will be held. It runs from November 17 to 19 and will bring together 400 sanitary minds from 19 countries and regions.

6 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

'Toilet diplomacy' effort to relieve cross-strait tensions

In a major diplomatic breakthrough, the mainland has invited Taiwan to take part in a WTO summit to be held in Beijing this month.

It will be the first time the mainland has hosted the annual World Toilet Organisation summit. The organisation has been staging the summit since it was formed four years ago with the aim of globally promoting the importance of hygiene.

6 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

City bid to put a lid on foul toilets

Shanghai wants its citizens to flush with pride.

City authorities have just launched a campaign to stop 'uncivilised phenomena' in public toilets, such as failing to flush and graffiti.

1 Sep 2004 - 12:00am