Thursday, 30 October 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.

7 Billion Actions

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7billion logoThe world’s population reached seven billion in October 2011. This unique moment in human history represented both an achievement and a challenge. A world of seven billion has implications for sustainability, urbanization, access to health services and youth empowerment – however, it also offers a rare call-to-action opportunity to renew global commitment for a healthy and sustainable world.

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Ending Hunger

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logo website EHThe EndingHunger movement is a growing community of people worldwide who are no longer willing to stand by while hundreds of millions fellow human beings go hungry. It grew out of "The 1billionhungry project" launched in May 2010.

Chronic hunger is a simple, nasty reality for the person who suffers. But bringing an end to hunger is a complex challenge.

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Sustainable Sanitation: The Drive to 2015

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sanitationThe Sanitation Drive to 2015 is an advocacy campaign working to meet the Millennium Development Goal sanitation target and end open defecation. We support and inspire people from around the world to take action towards achieving sanitation and hygiene for all by targeting the poorest and most vulnerable people. These actions will generate substantial benefits, including increased economic growth and productivity, improved health, enhanced social equity, and a cleaner environment.

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WeFeedback

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wefeedbackWeFeedback - social networking for social good: in an effort to encourage individuals to help feed tens of thousands of hungry children across the world, the United Nations World Food Programme(WFP) has created a social media platform through which people can share their favourite meals by making donations to the agency.

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End Poverty 2015

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endpoverty CMYKEnd poverty by 2015. This is the historic promise 189 world leaders made at the United Nations Millennium Summit in 2000 when they signed onto the Millennium Declaration and agreed to meet the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

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UNiTE to End Violence against Women

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UNiTE

Launched in 2008, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s UNiTE to End Violence against Women campaign is a multi-year effort aimed at preventing and eliminating violence against women and girls in all parts of the world.

UNiTE brings together a host of UN agencies and offices to galvanize action across the UN system to prevent and punish violence against women.

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