Tuesday, 23 December 2014

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UNRIC campaigns

In an organized effort to promote the work of the United Nations system, raise awareness and influence international decision making, there are a number of campaigns being organized throughout the year that the public can take part in.

Education First

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educationfirstEducation First is a Global Initiative led by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. It gathers a broad spectrum of world leaders and advocates who all aspire to use the transformative power of education to build a better future for all.

The Initiative aims to raise the political profile of education, strengthen the global movement to achieve quality education and generate additional and sufficient funding through sustained advocacy efforts.

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Transnational Organized Crime: "Let's put them out of business"

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TOC 210x100pxJuly 2012 - The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) launched a global awareness-raising campaign emphasizing the size and cost of transnational organized crime. Profiling this multibillion-dollar-a-year threat to peace, human security and prosperity, the campaign illustrates the key financial and social costs of this international problem through a new public service announcement video and dedicated fact sheets for journalists.

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The Future We Want

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TFWWNovember 2011 - The Future We Want is a global initiative to move beyond negative visions of the future and focus on the sustainability solutions that are ready to be implemented.

The campaign was launched in November 2011 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Rio+20 Secretary-General Sha Zukang to promote the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, which took place in June 2012.

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Close the Door on Nuclear Testing

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closethedoor2It’s time to take a stand against this nuclear recklessness. Raise your voice for a safer, more secure world.

Join the campaign to Close the Door on Nuclear Testing!

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ActNow - Save Later

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ActNowThe Act Now, Save Later campaign– a joint initiative of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) – sheds light the exorbitant cost of recovery assistance following natural disasters, and urges wealthy nations to spend now in order to save later.

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Say NO, UNiTE to End Violence Against Women

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sayNOSay NO, UNiTE to End Violence Against Women is the global platform for advocacy and action to End Violence against Women.

Say NO is asking if you know your facts on violence against women? Did you know that up to 70 percent of women may be abused in their lifetime? Take the Say NO quiz and get the facts!

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