Thursday, 28 August 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.

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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Plant for the Planet

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 tree-plantingUnder the Plant for the Planet: Billion Tree Campaign, people, communities, organizations, business and industry, civil society and governments are being encouraged to plant trees and enter their tree planting pledges on the website. The objective is to plant at least one billion trees worldwide each year.

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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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