Thursday, 18 September 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.

Vote to end AIDS

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votetoendaidsThe United Nations has launched a broad consultation process for the next global development goals.

The original Millennium Development Goals that Member States agreed to in 2000 include a goal focused on the AIDS response.

A “get out the vote” campaign has been launched to help make Ending AIDS a priority. Everyone who feels that AIDS should be one of the top issues can write-in “End AIDS”.

Make your voice heard.

Work4Youth (W4Y)

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w4yThe Work4Youth Project is a five-year partnership between the International Labour Organization (ILO) and The MasterCard Foundation that aims to promote decent work opportunities for young men and women through knowledge and action.

The “W4Y” project is an example of a Public Private Partnership.

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Too Young to Wed

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tooyoungtowed2 "Too Young To Wed" is an art exhibition and social media campaign hosted by UNFPA and VII Photo Agency, launched to coincide with the International Day of the Girl Child, observed on 11 October.

Featuring photography by Stephanie Sinclair and video by Jessica Dimmock, the project highlights the personal narratives of girls from Afghanistan, Ethiopia, India, Nepal and Yemen. It aims to renew global attention to the critical issue and promote accountability from decision makers around the world.

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Think.Eat.Save

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thinkeatsave-logoConsumers, Food Industry and Government All Have Role to Play in Reducing 1.3 Billion Tonnes of Food Wasted or Lost Each Year

The Think.Eat.Save campaign of the Save Food Initiative, is a partnership between UNEP, FAO and Messe Düsseldorf, and in support of the UN Secretary-General’s Zero Hunger Challenge.

The new campaign specifically targets food wasted by consumers, retailers and the hospitality industry.

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Act against Corruption. Promote the MDGs.

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act logo Corruption is a serious crime that can undermine social and economic development in all societies.

No country, region or community is immune.

UNODC and UNDP have developed a joint global campaign, focusing on how corruption hinders efforts to achieve the internationally agreed upon Millennium Development Goals and impacts education, health, justice, democracy, prosperity and development.

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Safe birth. Even here.

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safe birth kitNowhere in the world is the risk of dying in childbirth greater than in disaster settings. Here, one in five women are likely to be pregnant. Mothers and babies are cut off from health care and exposed to trauma, malnutrition, disease and violence - putting their lives in great danger.

'Safe birth. Even here.' is asking for your help to raise awareness, by donating a Safe Birth Kit or by sharing the good news of a safe delivery from a disaster location.

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