Sunday, 20 April 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.

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.


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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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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