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90% to 99% of wildlife in Gorongosa National Park were killed during the brutal civil war in Mozambique. Lion populations were down to a single digit. Today, 🐘 🦓 and 🦁 roam the wild. The park is Africa’s most inspiring wildlife restoration story. With funding from #TheGEF, we worked with park conservationists and communities to regrow the rainforest buffer zone between the park and villagers, establish a women’s #coffeefarming cooperative, jobs, and provide services the community needed such as a school and a health clinic. Photo by: @jenguyton #wildlife #pangolinconservation #mozambique #endwildlifecrime #nature #conservation #ecology

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Just in time for Father’s Day: the world’s most disarming watch.⠀ ⠀ Made from illegal firearms that have been destroyed, the sale of each⌚ supports victims of international gun violence.⠀ Complete with recycled canvas strap, it promotes #circulareconomy & #SDG12.⠀ ⠀ Click on our bio & find the link to our shop.undp.org in the above photo for more information. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ #FathersDay #SDG16 #SDG12 ⠀

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What is this? Traditional crops take up land but this grows year round in the sea. It’s also nature’s own nursery for juvenile 🐠 , octopus, conch, and 🦞 shellfish. This superfood offers high protein, antioxidants, and vitamins and minerals. This #aquaculture product is an ingredient in food thickeners, skin & hair products, & biodegradable bags. Did we 🤔 give you enough 🕵🏿‍♀️🕵🏽‍♂️🕵️‍♀️clues? Photo by Leilei Katof/ @undp #SDG14 #MoreEqualWorld #FutureOfFood #ZeroHunger #zerowaste #guesswhatitis

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What can governments do to #BeatAirPollution and keep communities safe from toxic air?⠀ ⠀ The @UN Secretary-General, @antonioguterres, has outlined four steps governments can take to improve the air we all breathe.⠀ ⠀ 1. Tax pollution, not people⠀ ⠀ 2. Stop subsidizing fossil fuels⠀ ⠀ 3. Stop building new coal plants by 2020⠀ ⠀ 4. Focus on a green and not a grey economy⠀ ⠀ Want to understand how #AirPollution affects your food and your health? Click the link to this photo in our bio.⠀ ⠀ Photo by Sumaya Agha/ @undp ⠀ ⠀ #environment #nature #globalwarming #sustainability #savetheplanet #ClimateChange #CleanAir #Allergies #AirPollution #Pollution #Smog #BeatAirPollution #SDGs #SDG11

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Marine biologist Lisa Carne and the fishing community of #Placencia founded @fragments_of_hope_belize at a time when all hope had been lost in southern Belize. The organization is the first to pioneer coral restoration in Belize and the first in country to use #microfragmenting innovation, which accelerates coral tissue growth 25 to 50X faster than earlier coral-growing approaches. In 2001, category 4 Hurricane Iris flattened coastlines and severely damaged coral reef systems in southern #Belize & parts of the #Caribbean. Then all the🐠🐟 disappeared. Those times were hard for the #Placencia villagers who had lost homes, farms, fishing grounds, and all means of feeding their families. ⠀ "At #LaughingBirdCaye, in just 7 years or so, we have now increased coral coverage from less than 6% to well over 50% by 2017,” said Lisa.⠀ ⠀ This initial work was financed from the Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT), which was established through a UNDP grant to Belize financed by The Global Environment Facility. ⠀ ⠀ #Belize is home to 80% of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, the 2nd largest #barrierreef in the world. Their work means Belize is now home to the largest living barrier reef in the world, following the declining health of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.⠀ ⠀ What can you do to help coral reefs and be a responsible tourist? Visit our profile and click on the link in Lisa's photo to read her #WorldOceansDay message.⠀ ⠀ © Chris Iovenko⠀ ⠀ #WorldOceansDay #WorldOCeanDay #SDGs #SDG14 #SDG13 #SDG12 #SDG10 #oceanlife #nature #beach #summer #instagood #sea #picoftheday #biology #conservation #puravida #environment #sustainable #biodiversity #Belize #Placencia

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Friday is #NoTobacco Day.⠀ ⠀ Tobacco farming is linked to health issues, child labor, and deforestation. It contributes to 5% of all global deforestation. ⠀ “We’d prefer to farm something else, but can’t afford to do so," a tobacco farmer in Zambia told us. ⠀ ⠀ The global market for tobacco leaf is ⬇️ because of health and regulatory reasons. But the reasons for ⬇️ are complicated. There's more supply than demand, and many small-scale farmers are now looking to ditch tobacco farming. Today's cigarettes require 90% less tobacco leaf compared to older designs. Consumers are also switching to e-cigarettes. ⠀ ⠀ We created an innnovative #SocialImpactBond. The idea was borne out of our partnership with @WHO, @FAO, the @AmericanCancerSociety, and the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. ⠀ ⠀ Our #SocialImpactBond finances the trainings and capital for small-scale farmers who want to ditch tobacco farming. In return, farmers learn to develop, market, and distribute products to suppliers that are ethical, environmentally-friendly, and support #GoodGrowth.⠀ ⠀ This former tobacco farmer now grows pine trees and earns a living from healthier and more environmentally-friendly streams of income from fish ponds, nuts, honey, dairy, and vegetables. She's also reducing global carbon emissions by reforesting the land.⠀ ⠀ Photo by: UNDP Zambia⠀ ⠀ #NoTobaccoDay #UNDP #Health4All #MoreEqualWorld #ClimateAction #Leavenoonebehind #Wellness #Zambia #Africa #farmer #womanfarmer #PineTree #Agroforestry #SavethePlanet⠀ ⠀

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Our latest #NextGenUNDP Annual Report is out! ⠀ Some of the results include:⠀ ⠀ 💙 256 million tonnes of carbon emissions cut through our climate action work that promotes energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable economic growth, reforestation, environmental conservation and protected areas. That’s equivalent to CO2 from 50 million cars in a year! ⠀ ⠀ 👩🏾‍🌾👨‍🌾27 million people—the majority farmers🍅 worldwide have received training and are more resilient to #climatechange-related weather phenomenons and natural hazards.⠀ ⠀ ✔️140 partner countries got closer to meeting their #ParisAgreement pledges in 2018 with our policy and technical support. ⠀ ⠀ Click on this photo in our bio⬆️ to see our new Annual Report.⠀ ⠀ 📷: Zvonimir is an herbal infusion maker in Moldova. He harvests organic elderflowers and wild berries for #wellness elixirs and #essentialoils. © Adthe Mulla/ UNDP Kosovo ⠀ #ClimateAction #SustainableDevelopment #UNDP #UNDPResults #NextGenUNDP #Development #MoreEqualWorld #Leavenoonebehind #BuildBackBetter #BuildPeace #Environment #Nature⠀ #sustainability #savetheplanet #unitednations #solarenergy #EndPoverty #BeatAirPollution #BeatPollution #health #cleanenergy

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Forty-five families, some of Bangladesh's first climate migrants, recently settled into their new homes along embankments off islands in Bangladesh.⠀ ⠀ Two-third of Bangladesh is less than 15 feet above sea level. By 2050, around 27 million Bangladeshis will be at risk of sea level rise, according to a 2016 report from Building Resources Across Communities. ⠀ ⠀ In response, the Bangladeshi Forest Department has offered 10 year leases of fallow land outside the embankments of islands to landless, poor and displaced citizens. In return, they've pledged to protect their land allotments from sea level rise and reforest🌳🌳🌳 shorelines. This project is being rolled out with support from our team in Bangladesh, #theGEF, and the #AdaptationFund. ⠀ ⠀ Nine hectares of fallow land has been distributed among 45 families in Hatiya Upazila. Forty-five ponds were established on the land and each family has one pond to farm 🐠. The families received fruit-bearing 🌱 and timber 🌱saplings. They were also trained on how to rear 🦆ducks and grow vegetables on the banks of their ponds.⠀ ⠀ According to @IPCC's special report from October 2018, we could avoid the worst possible scenarios of forced migration and #ClimateChange impact by limiting global warming to 1.5ºC compared to 2ºC, or more. By the year 2100, global sea level rise would be 10 cm lower with global warming of 1.5°C compared with 2°C. ⠀ ⠀ For the full story, click on the link in our bio. ⠀ ⠀ #Climatechange #ClimateAction #Bangladesh #SealevelRise #Floods #Salinization #SoilErosion #Asia #ClimateActionNow⠀ ⠀ ⠀

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Starting the weekend and wrapping up #BiodiversityDay with a #guesswhatitis quiz. This nocturnal 🐠 🦐 eating bird nests in mangrove swamps from #CentralAmerica to #SouthAmerica. It’s more recognizable when the soft black feathers on its head rise up like a mohawk. We found this one in #cockscombbasinwildlifesanctuary in #Belize, the world’s first 🐆 Jaguar Reserve. A few yards down, we spotted a three-feet-long juvenile crocodile sunning on a branch the river bank. Together with #TheGEF, we support protected forest & protected marine park communities worldwide to preserve the 🌳 🌳 , #coralreefs, #biodiversity and create sustainable livelihoods. We also work with the Belize Audubon Society in park management to protect and sustain the biodiversity in Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary. This is one the biggest protected reserves in Belize and a #traveldestination for #birdwatchers, #hikers and #ecotourists. In 1999, #TheGEF and UNDP provided a US$750,000 grant to the Government of Belize for community-co-managed protected systems to protect forests and biodiversity in Belize and create sustainable livelihoods for communities in the protected areas. The Protected Areas Conservation Trust (PACT) was established with the funding. Today it helps community-driven conservation efforts and sustainable, eco-friendly livelihoods throughout protected land and marine areas across Belize. 📷: Lei Katof/ UNDP #belize #birds #birdsofbelize #mangrove #protectedareas #jaguarhabitat #conservation #savetrees #climateaction #UNDP #UN

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Sea turtles don’t know what a #plasticbag is. To a 🐢, this would be a feast of jellyfish, one of its favorite foods to eat. It would eat until it was full and still be hungry. Eventually, no matter how much it ate, it would starve to death from lack of nutrition. Certain species of 🦈 & whales eat a diet of mostly 🐢 . Imbalance in the ocean affects fishing communities worldwide. Over 5 trillion single-use plastic bags are used worldwide every minute. Even if we recycle, many towns and communities don’t have the money, space or technology to pay people to salvage our plastic recycling. Countries often export their plastic garbage to other countries where some plastic scraps are reprocessed but poor containment & transport practices lead to much of the garbage ending up in rivers and into oceans. In addition, all communities worldwide use sewers and flood drains. When people litter, the plastic or styrofoam takeout boxes travel from sewage drains into rivers and oceans. When plastic breaks down into microscopic grains called #microplastics, baby 🐠 just out of larvae stage will ingest them. The more 🐠 and marine life eat plastics, the less marine life we have in the ocean. This #WorldTurtleDay, please remember to #BeatPollution. Recycling isn’t enough. Let’s reduce and reuse eco-friendly packaging & products. 📷: istock #ClimateAction #beatplasticpollution #saveourplanet #savetheocean #savetheearth

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#Captionthisphoto!⠀ ⠀ On #BiodiversityDay, can you guess what this animal is?⠀ ⠀ Here’s a BIG clue. They are the only true arboreal🌳 macropods in the world, meaning that these animals survive 100% by moving from 🌳 to 🌳 for food, shelter, mating💚, and more. Their primary food is 🍃 leaves & fruits. They are found in parts of Asia and the Pacific.⠀ ⠀ In some parts of Asia and the Pacific, these rare animals are on the brink of extinction because of palm oil farming. In Papua New Guinea, illegal logging and unsustainable development is currently the biggest threat to the future of this species. Seventy to ninety per cent of timber exports from Papua New Guinea is from illegal timber logging. ⠀ ⠀ Indigenous landowners are working with conservationists to conserve the communal land, protect trees, and prevent wildlife poaching. Indigenous communities are the frontlines of climate action, and forest and wildlife protection. ⠀ ⠀ We are supporting this habitat conservation initiative with grant financing from #TheGEF to protect rainforests from disappearing and to ensure a #MoreEqualWorld for all lives that depend on healthy forests. Click on our bio for the name of this animal ☝⠀ ⠀ © 📷: Jonathan Byers/ TKCP⠀ ⠀ #BiodiversityDay #WorldBiodiversityDay #biodiversity #LifeonEarth #Nature #trees #forest #Rainforest #UNDP #UN #SDGs #SDG13, #SDG15, #SDG10, #SDG17, #NewDealForNature #Conservation #Animals #Wildlife #savetheplanet ⠀ ⠀ ⠀

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Here's a #WorldBeeDay fact. Almonds depend 100% on bee pollination to fertilize its flowers. Without this, we wouldn't have almond nuts. Why are bees 🐝❤️are important in your life? © @Chuttersnap/ @unsplash #WorldBeeDay #Bees #ClimateAction #NewDealForNature #Biodiversity #Nature #Environment #Pollination #almonds

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“We are discriminated against. People tend to say that women don’t know how to do it, that beekeeping is a man’s job.” ⠀ ⠀ Manuela turned her experience with sexism into an opportunity to offer beekeeping training to women in her village coffee cooperative 🐝. By the age of 21, Manuela had already saved a community coffee ☕️ cooperative in her hometown that was on the brink of bankruptcy.⠀ ⠀ Manuela moved to the city and got pregnant as a teenager. Her husband died after her daughter was born. Struggling to make ends meet, she went home to her parents’ coffee farm in Pasac, Guatemala. She found people starving from lack of food and coffee trees dying from coffee leaf rust fungus. Climate change was causing havoc with the weather. Longer wet season and heavy rainfall were causing all sorts of plant diseases in this part of Guatemala which were uncommon in the past. ⠀ "People were desperate and asking, 'What will we eat? How are we going to live?'" Manuela recalls. ⠀ ⠀ Manuela and the villagers formed Nahualá cooperative, comprised mostly of indigenous women. They signed up for a beekeeping class with our team in Guatemala, financed by #TheGEF. They bought 50 boxes of beehives to start. Farmers worldwide are facing uncertain harvests due to climate change and unpredictable extreme weather events. To help them, we're supporting farmers to learn new sustainable farming techniques for #ClimateAction. They are replenishing bee populations and finding alternative sources of eco-friendly income 🍯 🌺 . ⠀ “Before we had bees, coffee plantations didn’t have many flowers 🌸 💐 ,” says Manuela. “But now, thanks to pollination done by bees, we’re seeing great results in our coffee plantations and in 🌳 🌳 near the apiary. 🐝 🐝 helped a lot with our coffee harvest.”⠀ ⠀ On #WorldBeeDay, click on our profile to read more about Manuela and the Nahualá cooperative. ⠀ ⠀ © UNDP Guatemala⠀ ⠀ #UNDP #ClimateAction #NewDealForNature #Bees #Beekeeping #SavetheBees #NatureisLife #Apiary #Honey #Guatemala #Coffee #CoffeeFarmer #sustainable #sustainability #ecofriendly #MoreEqualWorld⠀ ⠀ ⠀

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Today is the International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia and this year's theme is justice⚖ and protection for all. When your #LegalRights don't exist, discrimination increases and inequality widens. Imagine not being allowed into school, not being considered for a job where you're the most qualified applicant, being the victim of domestic violence or a hate crime but you can’t report it, being discriminated when you go in for a doctor’s check-up so you can’t get the healthcare you need, or not being able to find a renter or seller to rent or buy a 🏡 from because you're different?⠀ ⠀ #HumanRights are for everyone no matter whom you love. #LGBTI🏳🌈 love is still illegal in 72 countries and territories worldwide. We work on governance, peace, justice, and legal aid services worldwide to serve the most vulnerable members of society. Action starts with tolerance. Let's all do our part for a #MoreEqualWorld to achieve #SDGs for all. ⠀ © @UNDPNepal⠀ ⠀ #IDAHOT #IDAHOT2019 #IDAHOTB #leavenoonebehind #StandupHumanRights #FreeAndEqual #HumanRights #LoveisLove #LGBTI #LGBTQ #Transgender #Equality #Gay #pride #love ⠀ ⠀

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⠀ ⠀ Today is @UNESCO's International #DayofLight!⠀ Light, especially light powered by #cleaneergy has powered science, culture and art, education, and sustainable development throughout humanity's history.⠀ ⠀ In Yemen, our #Cash4Work participants continue to build vital electricity systems and infrastructure to light hope during wartime.⠀ ⠀ ⚡31 schools have solar power for lighting⚡💡 and powering fans during the midday heat in Yemen so that students can study and teachers can teach.⠀ ⠀ ⚡55 health facilities can now cool their vaccines💉 and other livesaving medicines💊 + health workers have steady ⚡ hot water & sanitary conditions for lifesaving operations.⠀ ⠀ ⚡2,400 households can now electrify their homes into the night, run small businesses, heat hot water, and children can do their homework. ⠀ ⠀ ☝ Click on the link in our bio. to read more about our work to help the people of Yemen.⠀ ⠀ 📷: UNDP Yemen⠀ ⠀ #UN #SDGs #Yemen #BuildPeace #DayofLight #IDL2019 #DayofLight #Electricity #Solar4Health #MoreEqualWorld #inequality ⠀ ⠀

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Eight-year-old Nagina lives in The Wakhan District of Afghanistan.⠀ ⠀ Everyday, she and her brother collect animal dung for their family's cooking and heating 🔥. ⠀ Today is the #DayofFamilies when it's important to recognize the role of our family members in caring for us, sharing the burden of work for more equality, and supporting us when we need help.⠀ ⠀ Wakhan is a remote region bordered by Pakistan to the south, China to the east, and Tajikistan to the north; where the Hindu Kush and Pamir Mountains meet, near the Amu Darya River. ⠀ ⠀ The people of Wakhan are mostly subsistence farmers of Wakhi and Kyrgyz backgrounds. Nagina lives on the border of Wakhan National Park which is home to wolves, lynxes, brown bears, snow leopards, stone martens, ibex, red foxes, Marco Polo sheep (the largest breed of wild sheep in the world) and #PallasCats. ⠀ ⠀ With financing from #TheGEF, we've been working with the government of Afghanistan, NGOs and @WCS to support the management of Wakhan National Park. The communities living near the park are all involved in protecting the park's rarest resident--- the #snowleopard. Alternatives to cutting trees and hunting in the park are important because families need to make a living and feed their families.⠀ ⠀ To protect the last 150 snow leopards in Afghanistan, @undp, through @WCS has helped to train and equip 50 rangers in Wakhan, including four dedicated to tracking and protecting the snow leopards. To prevent retaliatory killings of snow leopard after they attack farm livestock, through WCS, we've supported the building of 330 enclosures for communities and individual households in Wakhan.⠀ ⠀ ⠀ © Sayeed Farhad Zalmai, @UNDPAf ⠀ ⠀ #SDGs #DayofFamilies #UNDP #UN #Afghanistan #NationalParks #photooftheday #photography #outdoors #landscape #mountains #Snowleopards #nature #outdoors #siblings #countryliving #inequality

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In honor of #WorldMigratoryBirdDay 🐦 on 11 May and #MothersDay celebrations today, a waved #albatross feeds her chick. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Migratory #birds are threatened by 8 million tonnes of plastic #pollution that end up in the ocean annually. Birds accidentally feed the plastic to their chicks who can’t digest it, causing their deaths. Every year 1 million 🌊sea birds die from the effects of plastic, either from ingesting it or being entangled by it. Help save migratory birds and our environment: #reducereuserecycle ♻️ and #beatplasticpollution ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #WMBD2019 #GlobalGoals #SDGs #SDG6 #SDG13 #SDG14 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: AussieActive on Unsplash

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This delicious #fruit, widely used in sauces and jams, grows in several #SouthAmerican countries. It has different names depending on the region; what’s it called where you live? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Andes #Bolivia 🇧🇴 #Chile 🇨🇱 #Colombia 🇨🇴 #Ecuador 🇪🇨 #Peru 🇵🇪 #SouthAmerica ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: Gekko Gallery/Shutterstock.com

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@UnitedNations Secretary-General @antonioguterres joined #Instagram. Follow him to see behind the scenes of leading one of the largest intergovernmental organizations in the 🌍. #regram @antonioguterres Whenever I can, I stop for a moment to take in the view from my offices at UN Headquarters in New York. Looking out at this vibrant and diverse city, I remember all the villages and towns the world over, where I've heard people express the same, simple hope -- for a life of dignity and security on a planet that is thriving. The UN belongs to those people -- to all of you. That's why I'm happy to be here on @Instagram to give you a first-hand look at my job as Secretary-General and share what motivates me to strive for a better, more peaceful world for us all. 📷: UN Photo / Mark Garten #newyork #unitednations #unhq

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Three-quarters of the land-based #environment and about 66% of the #marine 🌊🌊 environment have been significantly altered by human actions. On average these trends have been less severe or avoided in areas managed by #indigenous peoples and local communities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In #Peru 🇵🇪, reforestation 🌲🌲🌲by indigenous people contributes to the #conservation of the #ecosystems and mitigates the effects of #climatechange. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #IPBES7 #GlobalAssessment #GlobalGoals #SDG13 #SD15 📷: UNDP Peru / Mónica Suarez Galindo

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About 420 women and their families benefit from the increased market garden in #Simiri, Niger 🇳🇪. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Climate change is threatening the Sahel’s people because it affects crops and food security in an area where most livelihoods rely on small farm agriculture. In Niger, crops are particularly fragile due to desertification, soil degradation and high levels of disease. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thanks to funding from the Government of #Luxembourg 🇱🇺, UNDP has over the past five years developed 24 vulnerability maps. With high-resolution satellite images, detailed drought and flood vulnerability and risk maps were produced and validated with local authorities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The villagers are involved in cash-for-work programmes to restore degraded ecosystems and rehabilitate community infrastructure. The economy got a boost because families were able to reinvest their extra money in more business opportunities." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ✍️: Stefanie Afonso, Policy Analyst at the Disaster Risk Reduction and Recovery for Building Resilience Team, Crisis Bureau, UNDP. 📷: UNDP Niger | Amadou Djibo #Climatechange #africa #africaphotography #Women #Sahel

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A worker cleans a restored #mosaic on the facade of an 18th-century cathedral of an #Orthodox monastery in Yurovichi village, #Homiel region. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ More than three decades ago the most disastrous #nuclear accident ☢️ in history happened in #Chernobyl. The initial contamination killed about 30 people and hundreds of thousands of people were displaced from their homes. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The country’s biggest region, Homiel, lost thousands of square kilometres of agricultural lands and forests to radioactive pollution. Fast forward to today - #Belarus has sprung back to life and Homiel has become a leading destination for domestic and international investors. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We have been leading recovery efforts in Belarus since 2004. Where once was a nuclear wasteland there are now #organic farms, 🍞 bread-baking museums, traditional weaving centres and revived Orthodox churches and monasteries. Radiation tests are regularly carried out to monitor the health of not just people, but forest berries, mushrooms, game and agricultural produce. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: Sergei Gapon for UNDP Belarus #church #cathedral #ecotourism

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Did you know that #tuna have been known to team up with 🐬🐬 for protection from 🦈? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Tuna is a remarkable #fish in many other ways, and it's also an important source of protein for millions of people around the world. Two main products use most of tuna: traditional canned tuna and 🍣. High global demand drives unsustainable fishing practices 🎣, including illegal, unregulated, and undocumented fishing, and this threatens the survival of some types of tuna. If you ❤️ fish, you can do your part in keeping marine ecosystems healthy by buying sustainably caught #seafood. #WorldTunaDay ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Illustration: @nagashimayusei #sushi #sashimi #fishing #tunafishing #marinelife #marineecosystem

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Rakaya is an eight-year-old #girl whose father, a local farmer, was murdered by Boko Haram insurgents. She now wants to become a #doctor. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We support rehabilitation and construction of #schools 🏫 in North-East #Nigeria, so more girls and boys can realize their potential. Tap the link in bio to learn how UNDP works in crises. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: UNDP Nigeria #africa #girlsinstem #insurgent #peace

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Today is the World Day for Safety and Health at Work. Five people die every minute ⏰ around the world from work. It’s not just hazards and unsafe conditions—-stress, long hours, unhealthy diets🍭🥃🍕🍟🍔🍬🍩 and lack of #wellness 😴 🧘‍♀️🎭🎨 💆‍♀️📵🥗& exercise 🏀🏊‍♀️can lead to health problems later on in life. Today, 20% of lower back and neck pain reported to doctors worldwide are due to work. This #SafeDay19, what are your tips for a healthy work balance & #wellbeing? 📷: @undpthailand #SDGs #UNDP #balance #worklifebalance #health #selfcare #healthgoals

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Malaria is preventable and treatable yet there were 219 million cases of malaria in 2017, up from 217 million cases in 2016.⁣ ⁣ 92% of death from malaria occur in Africa where 90% of malaria cases occur.⁣ ⁣ 34-year-old Herculano Da Silva is digitizing malaria data at the hospital of Cossé in #GuineaBissau. ⁣ By digitizing health reports, government health workers in Guinea Bissau have ⏫ timely reporting of health reports by 50% within a six-month period. ⁣ ⁣ Herculano is able to map, track, prevent and respond💊to malaria outbreaks in real time to save lives. Closing the inequality gap in healthcare is important to our #SDGs work.⁣ ⁣ Our #DigitalHealth project with @GlobalFund & @WorldBank supports real-time monitoring using mobile tablets to digitize malaria data. Click on our profile to read more☝️⁣ ⁣ 📷: © @gwenndubourthoumieu/ UNDP Guinea Bissau ⁣ ⁣ #Health4All #UnitedNations #worldmalariaday #photooftheday #endmalaria #health #mosquito #StepUpTheFight #GuineaBissau #UNDP #GlobalFund #WorldBank

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"I believe no one should give up." Yevhen Stepanov is a member of the Vyshneve City Council in Ukraine. He's also a philanthropist, activist, student and an actor. The first time Yevhen applied to university, he was rejected because the admissions office claimed the campus wasn't built to be safe to persons with disabilities. From then on, Yevhen became a man on a mission to make his city more inclusive for people of all abilities. While he has been fighting inequality and discrimination, since 2016, @undpukraine has been supporting the Ministry of Health in Ukraine to increase health equality. We've optimized government procurement to be faster, transparent, and cheaper for tax payers. These savings free up more money to pay for vital medicine. "When I was a child we tried to treat dwarfism, but there weren’t the kind of programmes in Ukraine as there are today, and medications were really expensive. It's great that now hundreds of children can get the necessary treatment, such as growth hormones, and it's accessible in Ukraine," said Yevhen. 📷: @undpukraine #UNDP #Health4All #Equality4All #Ukraine #ChildHealth #disabilityrights #SDGs

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Right now, there are 27 million students whose childhood and education are interrupted. Nearly half of the world's refugees are under the age of 18. In addition, there are 17 million children who are displaced in their country after losing their town to conflict. ⁣ ⁣ The state of modern conflicts don't help. Today, an average conflict lasts at least a decade. Displaced families may remain homeless or in camps in their own countries for up to 17 years. Refugee situations across the globe now last an estimated 26 years on average.⁣ ⁣ In countries affected by crisis worldwide, we build schools & essential public works like 🚿 🚰🚽, social protection 👮🏿‍♀️ 🚔systems, roads, hospitals🚑💊, and roads to leave no child behind.⁣ ⁣ After the fall of ISIS, Iraqis 👩🏻‍🏭👨🏻‍🍳👩🏽‍⚕️👷🏿‍♀️👨🏽‍🔧joined our #Cash4Work emergency recovery projects to rebuild their cities and towns. Haditha High School is one of these results, which has been rebuilt through the UNDP Iraq Funding Facility for Stabilization, funded by 29 donors. Over 60% of the 3.6 million internally displaced Iraqis have returned homes to rebuild lives.⁣ ⁣ Click on the link in our bio to see our stabilization work across the world.⁣ ⁣ 📷: © @clair_thomas_photography/ UNDP Iraq⁣. #UNDP #Youth4Peace #Refugees #peace #Investinhumanity #education #school #future #refugeeswelcome

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Seaweed is the next #superfood. It can be used to make #bioplastic. Seaweed farmers in Belize make this nutrient-packed algae into soap, lotion, and even healthy drinks. ⁣ ⁣ When the seaweed disappeared, fishers in the #Belizean fishing village of #Placencia noticed that 🐠 disappeared too. So they started to farm seaweed to bring the fish back. Seaweed is vital for the health of 🐠. Small marine life and herbivore fish need a variety of algae for health. These underwater forests are safe places where smaller fish and nursery fish can rest and hide from larger prey fish until they're big and strong enough to swim in the open ocean.⁣ ⁣ Fishing 🎣 offers work and food for coastal #Belizeans. Healthy fish populations and #coralreefs attract tourists who travel to #Belize for #snorkeling, #sportfishing, and #diving in Belize's pristine #coralreef marine parks. ⁣ ⁣ @undp is the largest provider of #GEF small grants in Belize. Click the link in on our profile to see how Belizean community groups have been preserve the environment, health, and #greengrowth for the past 25-years with @undp's #GEF-supported financing in Belize.⁣ ⁣ ⁣ ⁣ #unitednations #undp #GlobalGoals #SDGs #centralamerica #instadaily #travel #superfoods #health #nature #beach #beachlife #ocean #seaweedlove #greenbeauty #nutrition

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“They are my family.” Mei Yan is a panda🐼 keeper, one of the coolest jobs in the world. Over the past decade, she has raised more than 50 🐼 🐼 at a 🐼 sanctuary in China. Everyday at 7 am, Mei Yan cleans the panda house. She weighs 🐼💩 stool and after cleaning the panda 🏡, she prepares their breakfast. An adult panda needs at least 50 kg of bamboo shoots daily to be healthy. Depending on how many pandas she has to care for, that means Mei Yan has to carry her body weight’s worth of bamboo shoots back and forth, one load for every panda under her charge. After the hard part, Mei Yan provides playtime and cuddle time to her furry charges before she puts younger🐼 to bed 🛌 😴 💤 Women in STEM make up less than 30% of people working in science, technology, engineering and maths worldwide. Mei Yang is one of 20,000 people worldwide working in wildlife biology and zoology where women are still working to close the gender gap. We work to reduce inequality through the @UN’s Sustainable Development Goals for more equality in all sectors of work. © UNDP China #womenempowerment #womenzookeepers #zoology #panda #SDGs #UNDP #dreamjob #bestjobever

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#WorldRomaDay took place this week.⁣ ⁣ Here are some facts about the Roma people.⁣ ⁣ 👉There are 11 million Roma worldwide. ⁣ 🏘️ 95% of European Roma live in settled housing. ⁣ 👥They're the largest minority group in Europe. They're among the region's poorest and most discriminated. ⁣ 👉The Roma have been in Europe for over 800 years. ⁣ ⁣ 18-year-old Fljurija lives in a one-room shack outside Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, with her husband Ali and her newborn. The shack doesn't have running water or electricity. Fljurija grew up in a Serbian orphanage but was born in Kosovo. Elvira, their two-month-old child was born in Serbia but doesn't have a birth certificate because her parents can't prove legal residency. Without identity papers, the parents can’t officially marry, obtain a birth certificate for their daughter, work, go to school, get healthcare for Elvira or apply for social assistance. On a good day, Ali can earn up to 10 euros for a full day’s work as a day laborer. With Elvira's arrival, the family often has to choose to buy food or supplies for the baby.⁣ ⁣ UNDP works to unlock Roma potential by working with partners across the Balkans and Eastern Europe on better data insight which are used in national policies and programs to address inequality and human rights.⁣ ⁣ © Jodi Hilton/ @UNDP ⁣#UNDP #SDGs #Roma #HumanRights #Equality4All #mothers #baby

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In a global economy where about half of working-age women are left out of the labour force, Esperanza Dionisio took a debt-ridden #coffee cooperative ☕ in #Peru 🇵🇪 and turned it into a successful venture employing more than 700 people, and focused on #genderequality. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "While climate change is detrimental to all, it’s more so for women, and even worse for rural and indigenous women. It’s estimated that roughly a quarter of economically active women work in agriculture, and reduced crop yields because of climate change will have a particularly devastating effect on the livelihoods of millions of them, as well as unequal effects on their families’ health and nutrition as commodity prices rise. Companies have a tremendous responsibility and urgent need to find responsible modes of production — and they need prosperous societies if they are to thrive." ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click the link in bio to read the full opinion piece by UNDP Manager Global Programme on Business for Gender Equality Diana Gutiérrez. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: UNDP Peru | Mónica Suarez Galindo #womenempowerment #Women #womensupportwomen #responsiblebusiness #forest #forests

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Salek Dede, 22, attends the Nouakchott youth centre, part of a project against the radicalization of youth and the promotion of #civic participation in #Mauritania 🇲🇷. "I was struck by the ignorance that still exists in poor suburbs, and by the lack of teachers in rural areas, which is why I want to be a teacher 👨🏾‍🏫📚 and help our society move forward," he says. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ With support from the government of Japan, UNDP is working with the Mauritanian government on projects like the youth centre to educate the poorest and most excluded youth and help give them a sense of self. Tap the link in bio to learn more about the Nouakchott youth centre’s work with youth. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: UNDP / Freya Morales ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #Africa #WestAfrica #Education #Civic #SDGs ##GlobalGoals #SDG4 #SDG16 #Youth4Peace #Youth2030 #BuildPeace

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2019 marks the 25th anniversary of the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, one of the darkest chapters in human history. More than 800,000 people – overwhelmingly Tutsi, but also moderate Hutu, Twa and others who opposed the genocide – were systematically killed in less than three months. On this Day, we honour those who were murdered and reflect on the suffering of those who survived. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: UN | Milton Grant #PreventGenocide #Kwibuka25 #Rwanda #africa

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Nino wants more women in the tech industry. In her home country, #Georgia 🇬🇪, girls score as well as boys in #STEM, yet only 12% of STEM positions are filled by women. Across the entire workforce, men make 37.5% more than women. Nino sees #technology as a force for change; she wants to bring equality and diversity to the workforce. She organizes #coding camps, tech meetups, and #STEM programming for young people. She is a @Google #WomenTechMakers Ambassador 👧🏾👧🏽👧🏼. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Nino also created #PeacePark, a series of #VRfilms that encourage young people on both sides of conflicts to communicate with one another. Together with the #EuropeanUnion, we’re proud to support her work to #BuildPeace. Tap the link in bio to learn more about Nino and her endeavors to support women in STEM 🔬🔭🤖. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ UNDP #GlobalGoals #SDG4 #SDG5 #SDG9 #SDG10 #WomenInStem #WomenInTech #WomenInScience #Innovation

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Juwa Stella Anyazo works with an all-female demining team in #Yei, #SouthSudan 🇸🇸, supported by Norwegian People’s Aid 🇳🇴 and @un_mineaction. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The #UN works for a 🌍 free from #landmines and unexploded ordnance, where people live in safe environments and mine survivors are integrated into their societies. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: UNMAS | Marco Grob #IMAD2019 #SafeGround #africa #demining

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500 families live in #Siksa, a #Pakistani 🇵🇰 village at an altitude of 8,000 feet. #Climatechange led to harsher winters, only one growing season 👩🏾‍🌾, and unpredictable water supply. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This affected the lives of #women in profound ways. Water for drinking 🚰, washing and even irrigation was all collected on foot by them. Every morning 🌅 they rose early and left home to fetch #water. Every afternoon and night they waited their turn to irrigate the fields as the meagre water supply was rationed. Women weren't taking part in the cultural life of the village and girls stopped attending the school 🎒. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We worked with Coca Cola and the Mountain and Glacier Protection Organization to build a channel, which now brings enough fresh water to the village to irrigate the fields and to fill a storage tank that can deliver water to previously uncultivated land. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: UNDP Pakistan #waterscarcity #Water4All #pakistan #mountains #mountain #viewpoint

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A fisherman 🎣 is sewing a traditional fishing net near the shoreline in #Sindhudurg, #Maharashtra. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #India is one of largest producers of #fish in the world but the fish catch is declining. Destructive fishing practices threaten the #biodiversity of coastal areas and the livelihoods of ~20 million people. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sindhudurg is one of 11 ecologically critical habitats in India. The region is also a major fishing centre with over 180 fishing villages. We worked with the Ministry of Environment and Forests and the government of Maharashtra to support conservation of the enormous biodiversity in this beautiful area. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: Dhiraj Singh | UNDP #fish #fisherman #fishing

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Eight journalists from around the world will win the assignment of a lifetime to cover our #GoodGrowth work against deforestation. Winners will travel to the Peruvian #AmazonRainforest to interview the farmers and producers who grow goods for 🍫 ☕️ & more from our Green Commodities programme. ⁣ Enter by 8 April! Click on our bio in the profile 👆 for the application link.⁣ ⁣ © @pnud_peru ⁣/ Bruno Camara Rojo ⁣ ⁣ #adventure #adventuretravel #competition #rainforest #amazon #peru #travelwriter #reporter #journalism #producer #multimediaproducer #writersofinstagram #ClimateAction #SDGs #GoodGrowth

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#Oceans 🌊 have warmed, the amounts of #snow 🏔️ and #ice have diminished and sea level has risen. Thirteen million hectares of forests 🌳🌳 are being lost every year and #biodiversity is at risk. Our nature is under threat.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today's #EarthHour is another opportunity to pledge your support ❤️ for the #environment: use resources thoughtfully, buy products from responsible and #sustainable businesses and advocate for change. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: IWRM AIO SIDS #NatureMatters #Connect2Earth #forests #sealevel #climateaction #climatechange #naturephotography #earth

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Separating #rice 🌾 in #Cebu, the #Philippines 🇵🇭. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If women farmers had the same resources as men, the number of hungry people in the world could be reduced by 150 million. By 2030, we want to double the agricultural productivity and incomes of small-scale #food producers, especially #women, #indigenous peoples, family #farmers, pastoralists, and #fishers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: Victor Diaz Kintanar/UNDP Picture This #womenempowerment #farmer #rice #hunger #sustainabledevelopment #GlobalGoals #sdgs #agriculture #asiapacific

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#Inequality is a defining challenge of our time. But what does it really look like? Do we have the right measures of inequality? And what might this mean for societies worldwide for the rest of the 21st Century? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the lead up to the next Human Development Report, join our live event where leading global experts will discuss these questions. Click the link in bio to set a reminder on YouTube, so when the video goes live, you'll get a notification. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: UNDP | S. Omer Sadaat #fightinequality #genderinequality #women #girl

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Abdul Salam Yahia Qasem, 70, welcomes @undpiniraq into his home in the Old City of Mosul. Mosul has been free from ISIL since summer 2018. Like millions of other Iraqis who fled, Abdul and his family were eager to return home but could not. After crises, there must be life support systems in place so families can return home safely. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Through our Funding Facility for Stabilization (FFS) cash-for-work programming, Iraqis are earning wages to rebuild life systems and to clear the streets of rubble, which enabled Abdul Salam to return home. “I’m very happy to come home,” he said, smiling 😊. He hopes to bring his #family back home soon. Tap the link in bio to learn more about our work stabilizing areas in crisis. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ © UNDP Iraq / Claire Thomas ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #UNDP #GlobalGoals #SDG16 #SDG11

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2.1 billion people live without safe #water at home 🚰 and by 2030, 700 million people worldwide could be #displaced by intense water scarcity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Access to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation is a #humanright recognized by the @unitednations in 2010. We must leave no one behind and ensure that water services meet everyone's needs, especially marginalised and vulnerable people - women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others. Their voices must be heard in decision-making processes and regulatory and legal frameworks must recognise the right to water for all people. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: UNDP Somalia #WorldWaterDay #Water4All #Women #LeavingNoOneBehind #WaterDay #africa #waterscarcity #humanrights

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Reasons to ❤️ forests: - 1.6 billion people use forests for their livelihoods - Millions more, including people in cities, depend on forest resources for clean air and fresh water - Forests can deliver up to 30% of the climate solution ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Despite their critical importance, #forests continue to be razed and damaged. The 🌎 loses a tropical forest area about the size of 40 football fields every minute. Let’s restore damaged forests and plant more 🌳🌳🌳. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: UNDP Pakistan #naturebasedsolution #BetterWithForests #IntlForestDay #trees

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Today is #HappinessDay. What makes you happy? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: Sumaya Agha #refugees #kid #kids #family

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Like in many parts of the #Sahel, the Mauritania-Mali border is invisible, and Mauritanians and Malians are linked by family ties, religion and trade. Since the start of the conflict in #Mali 🇲🇱 in 2011, over 50,000 Malians live in a #refugee camp about 20 kilometres from Bassikounou, a district in Southeastern #Mauritania 🇲🇷. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As the population in the district has effectively doubled, the increased pressure on natural resources and social services can lead to conflicts between refugees and hosts. And while tensions do exist in #Bassikounou, the mediation by village elders, shared religious values and a century-old culture of hospitality make peace prevail. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Several #UN agencies, including UNDP, developed different approaches to ensure that tensions won't escalate: supporting a joint plan to manage scarce natural resources, enabling district authorities to encourage local economic development, and supporting young people, particularly women, to become #peace agents and leaders. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: UNDP l Tanya Pedersen #africa #refugees #refugeecamp

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Women produce 70% of Africa's food but own less than 20% of the land. Why? Customary laws that grant inheritance only to a husband or male relative. But it's often the women who manage the gardens and process the crops to earn money and feed their families. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Women have the same rights as men to inherit land and property in only 42% of countries worldwide. Without the right to land, she is unable to take sustainable actions to protect the water sources and forests around her land from the impact of climate change. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This week, we're heading to #AfricaClimateWeek to discuss challenges that prevent #ClimateAction. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ © UNDP Mali ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #SDGs #Mali #Africa #UNDP #UN #WomensRights #LandRights

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“Education should never stop because of war and conflict. Education is the only weapon that gives meaning and hope for the future for the young generation in such times," said Eva from South Sudan 🇸🇸. She is part of the Go Girls ICT Initiative - an organization founded by young women to engage, educate and empower women and girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics ❤️. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, and every day, we celebrate women and girls all over the world who lift their communities up, and show the potential of what we can do. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: UNDP South Sudan #WomensDay #IWD19 #genderequality #womeninstem #stem #women #gogirls #girlswhocode #internationalwomensday #girls

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Join us in giving a warm welcome to our new #GoodwillAmbassador, #NYTimes best-selling author and @bravotopchef host @padmalakshmi. Padma will join our team of #GlobalGoals’ champions to raise awareness and mobilize support for all inequalities.