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"You can decide to stay in the house, to no longer leave, to no longer laugh. I think that's what they want--to create a climate of fear, to make us change our way of living, to make us live in fear. No. We are going to live."⁠ ⁠ Steven's father loved sharing daily afternoon coffee and pastries at Cappuccino Cafe with business partners. He was one of 30 Burkinese killed during a terrorist attack of the Cappuccino Cafe and the Splendid Hotel across the street in Burkina Faso's capital city of #Ouagadougou.⁠ ⁠ Steven continues to work in a popular restaurant and club, a place he knows is considered a target for violent extremists. ⁠ ⁠ 21 August is the @UnitedNations International Day of Remembrance and⁠ Tribute to the Victims of Terrorism. ⁠ ⁠ Steven is one of the many family members and survivors who are sharing their stories of #SurvivorsofTerrorism to help people.⁠ ⁠ 10 countries, all developing countries, account for 84% of all global deaths from terrorism according to the 2018 Global Terrorism Index. While terrorism-related deaths worldwide fell by 27% between 2016 and 2017, with the largest falls occurring in Iraq and Syria, due to the decline of ISIL, developing countries, particularly in densely populated cities in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, are bearing the hardest burden of violent extremism. Through our stabilization programs and support to governance and community security, we are assisting governments to #BuildPeace & #EndExtremism.⁠ ⁠ Click on the link in our profile for more #SurvivorsofExtremism in Sub-Saharan Africa.⁠ . ⁠ ⁠ ©UNDP / @malinfezhehai

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“With these techniques, there is no need to cut new patches of 🌳forest, we are getting the bounty and the fertility of the forest and harnessing it.” Seventeen years ago, Hurricane Isidore, the second most intense hurricane of the 2002 Atlantic Hurricane season, made landfall in Mexico. It flooded the western coast of Mexico. After the storm, communities signed up for our @PNUDMx climate resilience and recovery project, financed by the Global Environment Facility's Small Grants Programme. In the process of rebuilding farms and communities, they started an #agroecological revolution. Their organic #agroecology action plan includes: ✔️use 🔬🧫🦠science to cultivate 🌳soil bacteria and microbial🦠communities to keep soil healthy. ✔️Rescue native seeds like 🌽, squash and beans. ✔️Return to milpa agricultural intercropping system which benefits the soil. ✔️beekeeping🐝 to pollinate farms and wild edibles in the forests. ✔️Organic honey processing and production of 🍯products like 🧼, candy, 🧴💊 and balms. ✔️Plant more 🌳 © @pnudmx #ClimateActionNow #ClimateAction #UNDP #SDGs #Mexico #Agroecology #Ecology #Forestry #Bees #Biology #Microbes #soilscience #pedology #edaphology #microbiologists #silviculturists #ecologists #agronomists #Sustainability #Ecofriendly #Environment #LACClimateWeek

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This week, @CITES, which is a @UN multilateral treaty to protect endangered plants and animals, is meeting to talk about progress on wildlife and biodiversity conservation. ⁠ ⁠ So we decided to spotlight the humble #clownfish. These colorful fish used to be plentiful in the #Maldives but they're disappearing because of the illegal #aquariumfish trade. After the film, #FindingNemo, the demand for #clownfish spiked. ⁠The current Youtube blogging trend of ordering and unboxing mystery box from the dark web filled with surprise sea creatures is harmful to marine life. ⁠ Clownfish and sea anemone populations are already struggling in the Maldives due to coral bleaching. Overfishing and fish trafficking is hurting a natural balance that is already under immense stress due to climate change. Clownfish clean algae off sea anemones and bring them food. In return, the anemones use its venomous tentacles to protect the brightly colored fish from predators and even other clownfish. ⁠ ⁠ Losing more biodiversity to fish poachers is hurting the ecosystem and the people who depend on healthy reefs for fishing, snorkeling and #scubadiving tourism.⁠ ⁠ Click on the link in our profile to read a blog post from @shoko.noda about what humans can learn from the clownfish and the sea anemone. She's one of the few senior managers in @undp who is a #PADI-licensed #scubadiving pro and we ❤️ that she dives in her spare time to get photos and reasons to protect Earth's the beautiful watery world.⁠ ⁠ 📷: @undpmaldives⁠ ⁠#saveourplanet #marinebiodiversity #Citescop18 #ClimateActionNow #savethecoralreefs #Endwildlifecrime ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠

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#ViaDinarica is a popular hiking and mountaineering trail across the Balkans, connecting nature lovers along the spine of the #DinaricAlps to #Slovenia, #Croatia, #Serbia, #BosniaAndHerzegovina, #Montenegro, #Kosovo, #Albania, and #northmacedonia. @undpeurasia-managed projects promote sustainable #ecotourism so communities living by protected park reserves and forests have sustainable livelihood options. We provide business development and marketing trainings to local entrepreneurs. From home stays, traditional breakfasts, restaurants, cooking classes, “glamping” or rustic camping, kayaking, mountain biking to a whole range of cultural and outdoor activities, the Via Dinarica ecotourism sector offers locals more than an opportunity to earn some money on the side. It’s about connecting people who ❤️ showing Balkans hospitality to visitors who want to experience food, culture, and nature. Some visitors come for a long weekend trip while others may do part of the trail or spend months backpacking across one of the full trails. Across, many parts of the Balkans, many young people are migrating to cities in search of work, the convenience of city life and urban lifestyles. Remote villages are struggling to sustain enough people to maintain communities. For young people who want to stay, the Via Dinarica trail offers them work, sustainable ways to preserve the environment, means to continue their family heritages and traditions, and meet travelers. Have you hiked one of the Via Dinarica trails? Share your experience with us! 📷: @undpbih /Adnan Bubalo #hikingadventures #ViaDinarica #Nature #getoutside #environment #ClimateAction #ecofriendly

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“We sell much of our produce, sell to the school canteen, give to students and teachers to take home, and make gift packages for visitors. The 4H club now has money for uniforms and transportation for field trips.” ⁠ To fight the current drought in #Jamaica🇯🇲, students in 4H clubs across this island nation are learning to harvest rainwater🌧️. They turned an abandoned lot into a backyard garden and they've been learning how to irrigate crops, care for soil, do organic farming, and grow drought-resistant crops🌱. They've been growing all the food they eat for school lunch🥕🥔🌽🌶️🎃🍌🥒🍠 🥬. ⁠ ⁠ The garden has created a steady stream of income for the school. Students have harvested more than 1,600 kilograms of produce. The young gardeners pour money back into lunches for all the students in their school and their 🇯🇲4H Club.⁠ ⁠ Click on the link in our bio to learn more about this @UNDPJamaica-managed initiative for climate resilience financed by #Japan🇯🇵.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ 📷: @UNDPJamaica/ Dominic Davis⁠ ⁠ #ClimateActionNow #ClimateAction #BackyardGarden #Schoolgardens #4HClub #Gardening #Vegetables #Jamaica #Caribbean #BacktoSchool #SDGs #4HClub

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Temperatures in the #Sahel rise 1.5 times faster than the global average. With its population expected to reach 340 million by 2050, #climatechange may force millions of people to migrate.⁠ ⁠ The Sahel is also a region of enormous opportunities. The Sahel's young people are at the heart of hope and we're working on amplifying their massive potential.⁠ ⁠ Click on the link in our profile to see our latest #SahelNow feature on how young people and women are tapping into UNDP-managed climate adaptation and peacebuilding initiatives to build peace in the Sahel.⁠ ⁠ © @unrefugees/ Louise Donovan⁠ ⁠ #WomenHumanitarians #WHD2019 #SDGs #Sahel #LakeChad #Cameroon #Chad #Niger #Nigeria #BurkinaFaso #Gambia #Guinea #Mali #Mauritania #Senegal #Africa #Peace #ClimateActionNow

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“The most powerful learning comes from doing,” remembers Alaa. “Despite the challenges of starting a new life in a new country, I believed that there is and will always be support for those who are seeking for it.” Alaa Mustafa’s days start at 6 am, when she goes to work at the Counselling Center of Harran University Hospital in Şanlıurfa, Turkey. Twenty-nine-year-old Alaa works as the sole Arabic translator at the hospital. She helps over 20 patients every day to express themselves using conversation or the arts, like sewing or drawing, as therapy. Seven years ago, Alaa fled the war in Syria to neighboring Turkey. She had just graduated with a university degree in Arabic Language and Literature in Raqqa and had just started teaching in a small village nearby, when the war grew more intense. One month later, she and her family arrived in Şanlıurfa. Alaa accompanied her mother daily for dialysis at a clinic. Her need to help her mom by translating between Arabic and Turkish inspired Alaa to apply for Turkish language and medical secretary training courses supported by @undpturkiye. In cities like Şanlıurfa, we are working with public institutions to help both Syrians and locals be more self-sufficient, a key to creating sustainable jobs and a stronger economy. This includes job training, basic life skills training and language courses – all of which builds skills sets and confidence of refugees and locals alike. Almost 9,000 Syrians and Turkish nationals have been trained in industries with high potential for job creation. A further 11,000 attended basic life skills trainings and by 2020, it is expected that 4,000 more jobs will be created and 52,000 Syrians will learn the Turkish language. 📷: UNDP Eurasia/Mustafa Bilge Satkin #Syria #BuildPeace #ShareHumanity #WithRefugees #Youth2030 #SDGs #Standup4HumanRights #Turkey

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Guess what this is? 📷: UNDP/ @sassenfrazz77 #UNDP #ClimateAction #Honduras

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This #IndigeousDay, did you know that Indigenous people make up 5% of the global 🌏population? They live in 90 countries across the world. Their ancestral forest homes are ecosystem hot spots which are home to 80% of global #biodiversity. We work with indigenous communities worldwide to protect and strengthen natural resources and community well-being through sustainable forestry, ecotourism, access to legal aid, and trainings to promote increase their political participation in national laws and environmental laws, and protect their customary land from deforestation. Which indigenous communities in your country inspire climate action? 📷: @UNDPKenya/Allan Gichigi #UNDP #SDGs #indigenouswomen #ClimateAction

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“I used to watch famous celebrities become designers, flaunting their kurtas on TV. I told myself if they can do it, why can’t I? Lyari is famous for gang violence, but we don’t have any famous designers. I thought I should be the first one.” Wassim was born in the slums of Lyari. The neighborhood was infamous for gang violence in Karachi, Pakistan. At the peak of gang wars in Lyari, his family fled the area after armed gang members demanded access to their apartment window so they could shoot rival gang members living across the street. Wasim became a professional boxer when he grew up. A large majority of Pakistan's professional athletes like footballers, boxers🥊, 🚴🏿‍♂️, and gymnasts🤸🏿‍♀️ began their first training inside after school gymnasiums and youth centers in Lyari. At age 19, he participated in our youth entrepreneur training program. In 2012, the Pakistan government cracked down on gangs and crime syndicates in Karachi through Operation Lyari. Today, Lyari is still considered by many to be one of the most dangerous neighborhoods in Karachi but Wassim and others who succeeeded in life want to change negative stereotypes that only gangsters and drug dealers live in the area. Wassim returned to Lyari and opened a fashion boutique. He employs local young women and men. He serves as a mentor to at-risk young men who face the pressure to join gangs like he did when he was their age. 📷:UNDP Pakistan #UNDP #Pakistan #YouthDay #Boxer #FashionDesign #lyari #mentor

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After conflict, peace agreements are 35% more likely to last at least 15 years if women are involved in substantive roles at the negotiation table to rebuild society after conflict. We’ve been working with women and youth grassroots organizations across Somalia for the past years. Concrete actions and solutions were gathered. At last week’s final Mogadishu forum, 400 women from all federal member states across Somalia presented a concrete action plan on the role women need to play in building peace in Somalia. 📷: UNDP Somalia #BuildPeace #UNDP #womenempowerment #womenpeacesecurity #WomensRights #peace #Somalia #SDG6 #SDGs #YouthDay

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The European Union has just provided a €2 million grant to help Afghan women attend universities in neighbouring Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan as part of our regional connections projects to promote gender equality and unlock economic growth.⁠ ⁠ Between now and 2025, 50 young women will pursue degrees in agriculture, applied statistics, and geology. After they graduate, our friends at @unwomen will organize entrepreneurship and networking boot camps to help them put their new knowledge into action to improve their communities.⁠ ⁠ According to our 2018 #UNDP #HumanDevelopment Report, only 11% of all adult Afghan women have reached at least a secondary level of education and only 19.5% are employed, while these numbers are 37% and 87% for Afghan men, respectively. During Afghanistan's Civil War, under Taliban reign, girls were not allowed to go to school or go to work and were only permitted to study religious scripture. ⁠ ⁠ Women and girls' right to education, work, and economic opportunity matter for the achievement of the @UN Sustainable Development Goals. We're proud to team up with @EuropeAid to promote #GenderEquality and education to build peace in Afghanistan.⁠ ⁠ Click on the link in our profile for more information.⁠ ⁠ 📷: @undpafghanistan / @sayedomer ⁠ #Equality4All #GirlsEducation #GirlsinSTEM #WomeninSTEM #WomensRights #Education4All #SDGs #Afghanistan #BuildPeace #EUAid ⁠#HumanRights

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Guess what this is? 📷: ©mario pesce/Shutterstock.com #biodiversity #SDGs #LifeUnderWater

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⁠ ⁠ 27-year-old Suresh and his friends developed an app to help local authorities with waste management in Sri Lanka. ⁠ ⁠ An estimated 11.3 billion tonnes of solid waste is collected worldwide every year according to @unenvironment. Today nine in 10 people are breathing air pollution. Improper waste management is a threat to public health. It contributes to greenhouse gas emissions, pollution, and public health issues.⁠ ⁠ Suresh's start hasn’t been easy. “Friends who were with me at these various challenges and competitions now receive salaries of more than 150,000 rupees monthly and are software engineers at leading IT organizations. I’m still hanging onto this.” ⁠ ⁠ Initially, Suresh faced a lot of pressure from his parents to get a decent paying job, find a wife, and settle down instead of spending his life in city landfills. Today, his app is being expanded to include disaster management planning for sanitation workers and a tax payment gateway. Suresh has even been approached by a municipality from Australia to develop an app for them that is similar to the pilot he designed for Sri Lanka.⁠ ⁠ Suresh didn't always do well in school and got into Rajarata University on his third try. There was constant water scarcity and student protests at school. Unable to study properly, he and other IT students moved to Colombo where they joined a Google Developer Group through school. In 2017, they entered a pitch with an #InternetofThings solutions to the #watercrisis to our @YouthCoLab HackaDev challenge funded by @Citibank. This idea evolved into a project on addressing waste in the country.⁠ ⁠📷: @undpsrilanka ⁠ Read his full story by clicking on the link in our profile.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #environment #sustainability #earth #globalwarming #FridaysForFuture #green #sustainable #clean #SDG11 #SDGs #Sanitation #Landfills #BeatPlasticPollution #WorldYouthDay

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"None of us are going to tell our families about it. All of this is a secret." Nearly a million Africans call Spain home, sending money and stories of hope back to family. Waves of men and women come to towns like Lepe in southern Spain to pick fruits during harvest season. They hide a difficult reality. Many migrants in Lepe live in shacks packed into half an acre of land next to the cemetery outside of town. Some have been living in these conditions for 14 years. This is not the life they imagined. Spain is the key point of entry into Europe for migrants who take the deadly sea journey with hopes of ultimately reaching France. They assume they could recuperate and save enough in Spain to work their way North. But in reality, this rarely happens and they end up living in shacks or crowded apartments with multiple other migrants if they're lucky. They end up barely surviving and sending what little they have back home to their families. They can’t afford to return home. What little they earn abroad is still much more than what they can earn from working a small plot of family land back home. Many haven’t seen their spouse or children beyond what they see on social media and 💭 chats from their 📱. Often, their families back home have no idea about their hardship. In recent decades, using intensive irrigation and greenhouse farming, the southern coastal towns in Spain like Lepe have turned from sleepy villages into the agricultural belt of the country. When Farmers ran out of local workers willing to accept seasonal hours and low wages, they turned to seasonal migrant labor. Pick up the August edition of @NatGeo magazine for the full article of this story from our migration reporting partnership with @Natgeo. 📷: @aitorlaraphoto #UNDP #Migrants #Migration #agriculture #fruitpicking #HumanRights #Standup4HumanRights

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It’s #worldmangroveday! In 50 years, humans have cut down half of the remaining mangrove forests on Earth. They are disappearing faster than tropical forests. Over a billion people depend on mangroves and other wetlands for food and work. Forty per cent of life on Earth live and breed in mangroves. Mangrove forests store 50X more carbon than other forests. Coral reefs depend on coastal mangroves for flushing out toxins and providing food 🦀🦑🐙🦞🦐 & shelter for juvenile marine life 🐠🦈🐬🐡before they venture out to coral reefs & open ocean. Strips of mangrove forests along coastlines shield costal communities and reduce wave height by 90%, especially if the mangroves work together with healthy coral reef systems to absorb storm surges. Mangroves are important for #ClimateActionNow and the #SDGs 📷: UNDP Fiji #UNDP #UN #Fiji #Asia #MangrovesMatter #Nature #Environment #sustainability

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Can you guess what this is? 📷: UNDP Papua New Guinea #UN #UNDP #Biodiversity #environment #biology #environmentalscience #ClimateActionNow #SDGs

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“Stop thinking about it, stop worrying about what others might think - and just do it!” Lumturuje Durmishi, or ‘Lumi’ as she is known to her clients, is a gym owner. She opened HiFit, the first women-only gym in the city of Tetovo, in the Republic of #NorthMacedonia. In addition to new equipment, her gym offers small group classes for #pilates, #yoga and #weighttraining. “I knew I wanted to run my own business and I knew I wanted it to be connected with fitness," said Lumi. The a 42-year old entrepreneur is a former ballerina and physical education teacher. Lumi heard about our UNDP Self Employment Program from the local employment agency. Our key goal for our Self-Employment Programme is to provide opportunities for people who typically face obstacles in setting up successful businesses. As a Muslim woman with a lifelong passion for sport, Lumi has seen her fair share of prejudice but says she has never let it get in her way. “I try to live according to my own system of values both in life and at work,” she says. “Maybe at the beginning it was strange for a woman with a hijab to have her own business and even to be professionally active in sports, but that’s changing. This programme is part of that change - and so am I. All that should matter in business is the quality of what you can offer.” Nearly 10,000 new businesses have been created since our Self Employment Programme began 2007 in North Macedonia-- 35% of them run by women entrepreneurs and 31% by young people. 70% of the companies created through our programme have remained active beyond the initial five years, and many have expanded, employing new staff. As of 2017, the Self-Employment Programme accounted for 14.7% of all new private-sector firms registered in The Republic of North Macedonia. ©UNDP in The Republic of North Macedonia #UNDP #womenempowerment #fitnessmotivation #gymowners #healthgoals #SDGs #wellness #MoreEqualWorld #Equality #SDGs

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A water shed is a drainage basin. Designed by nature, it collects rain water or snow and channels 💧 into a natural storage area such as a reservoir, lake, river, or natural underground water aquifer. ⁠ ⁠ The Gamri watershed quenches life into pastures, farms, and life for the people of Trashigang Dzongkhag in rural Bhutan. Bhutan is the location of one of 10 biological hotspots worldwide with rare biodiversity found nowhere on Earth. This important watershed is key to the health of its #ecosystem.⁠ ⁠ The land was overgrazed and 🌳 were cut down. Fertile soil dried up and disappeared into dust or washed away in floods. The watershed couldn’t do its job with nature out of balance. People’s crops began to suffer and the land became more prone to extreme weather such as drought followed by severe flooding.⁠ ⁠ So they teamed up with us to put the green back in the their landscape in partnership with #TheGEF, the Japan Biodiversity Fund and other partners.⁠ By taking steps to protect the Gamri watershed, they’ve healed the land. ⁠ Read the full story by clicking on the link in our profile.⁠ ⁠ Photo: UNDP Bhutan ⁠ ⁠ #ClimateChange #Sustainable #ClimateActionNow #Nature #Environment #GreenGrowth #GoodGrowth #Bhutan #Asia

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Band-e-Amir National 🏞 Park is Afghanistan's Grand Canyon. In the 1960s, it was part of the hippie trail. Visitors 🏕🏔camped along #BandeAmir's clear turquoise lakes nestled in mulberry and walnut orchard hills, visited archeological ruins of giant Buddha temples and Bande Pitaw Wildlife Refuge🐻🐆🐐 next door. Then Civil War and Taliban insurgency struck. Cut off from regional trade routes by war, villagers living near the park fell into poverty. They cut down trees, hunted wildlife, and used up natural resources in the park to survive. When the area stabilized and the park re-opened, park officials realized that they needed energy to power the systems that people need so that rangers could prevent further destruction of what little 🌳 remained in the landscape. Local tourism began to grow while pollution and littering grew. So @undpafghanistan and park officials built #solarpower stations all over the park and in nearby villages. The solar units power ranger stations, water pumps, and provide electricity, solar stoves, and heating to locals and visitors’ lodgings. Making morning 🍵 now takes mere minutes for busy moms in the village, without the need to gather and burn firewood 🔥 . Renewable and clean energy is better for our health and the environment. But 82.5% of the world's energy currently comes from non-renewable energy like fossil fuels, according to the UN #SDGs Report. The @unitednations #ParisAgreement calls for a 45% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and a 100% reduction by 2050 to ensure the future of our planet and people. #UN #Afghanistan #Asia #SouthAsia #ClimateChange #ClimateActionNow #Renewable #Sustainable #CleanEnergy #Women #NaturalParks #BandeAmir Afghanistan's 📷: ©undpafghanistan/Rob Few

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"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world," said #NelsonMandela.⁠ ⁠ On #MandelaDay, here's our little hack for continuous learning.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Whether we're setting new exercise and eating habits for the #SDG Goal on health or trying to do our part for #ClimateAction, ambitious new routines can be intimidating at first and hard to stick to. The Japanese have a phrase, "kaisen" which means "small, continuous change." Kaisen can help us to work toward our goals by starting small and increasing little by little to reach your #GlobalGoals.⁠ ⁠ How would you apply #NelsonMandela's advice on education and the Japanese concept of Kaisen in your life?⁠ ⁠ #SDGs #GlobalGoals #MandelaDay #InternationalMandelaDay #Madiba #NelsonMandela #Love #Instagood #Education #HumanRights #Freedom #Standup4HumanRights #Mandela #MandelaDay ⁠ ⁠

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5 FACTS about #inequality 👇 🚨26 people on Earth 🌎 own the same wealth as the 3.8 billion who make up the poorest half of humanity. 🚨1 out of 4 urban residents live in slum-like conditions. 🚨1 in 5 children aged between 6 and 17 do not attend school. Half of them live in areas affected by conflict & violence. 🚨Every 2 ⏰seconds, another person is forced to flee their home. While everyone suffers in disasters, crisis & poverty, women and girls experience unique risks and deprivation. 🚨Children under the age of 18 are half of the world’s 1.3 billion people facing multidimensional poverty. We work on #SDGsToday to build a #MoreEqualWorld. 📌Collaboration with visual artist @ugurgallen for the #GlobalGoals. Photos by: @wissamgaza (photo 1/5), @diego.ibarra.sanchez (photos 2/5 + 3/5), @dogwoodlifestyle + @imbmissions (photo 4/5), and @yasinakgul2 (photo 5/5). GlobalGoals #SDGs #UNDP #EqualRights #HumanRights #Equality #campaign #education

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⁠ If you could improve one thing about your daily commute and public transportation in your city, what would you ask for?⁠ ⁠ According to the new @UnitedNations #SDGReport, only 53% of the world's city dwellers have convenient access to public transport, within 500 meters walking distance of a bus stop and within 1000 meters of a railway or ferry terminal.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Click on the link to this 🖼️ in our bio for the link to the full @UnitedNations report on global #SDGs progress.⁠ ⁠ @undpinindia/ Dhiraj Singh⁠ ⁠ #SDGs #UN #UNDP #sustainability #travel #citylife #commuter #trainstation #citylife #rushhour #commute #urban #Mumbai #India #Asia #workworkwork #morningcommute

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Violence cost our world $14.1 trillion in economic loss. This is equivalent to 11.2% of the world’s GDP or $1,853 per person according to the 2019 #GlobalPeaceIndex.⁠ ⁠ We humans cannot achieve our full potential when peace, safety and stability are absent in our lives. These conditions cannot exist without access to justice, rule of law, and human rights. ⁠ ⁠ Since 2008, our Global Programme on Strengthening the #RuleofLaw & #HumanRights across 40 countries and territories affected by war, conflict, terrorism, and armed violence. ⁠ ⁠ 27.9 million people living across 40 conflict-affected countries learned their human rights and exercised their legal right to justice for the first time in their lives in 2018 through our work.⁠ ⁠ Learn more about what #ruleoflaw, justice, and #SDG16 can do for our work in sustainable development. Tap the link in our bio to read the latest Annual Report. ⁠ ⁠ 📷: UN Photo/ Harandane Dicko for UN MINSUMA⁠ ⁠ #UNDP #UN #SDGs #PeaceGoal #SDG16 #Justice #HumanRights ⁠

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Inequality is rising and the world's middle class is shrinking. Today, 26 people on Earth own the same wealth as 3.8 billion people who make up the poorest half of humanity. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Inequality is an end result of policies, laws, and other social, institutional and economic issues that widen the steps we take to make our lives better. ⁠ Our latest #SDGsToday explores the root causes of inequality and the many ways that forms of inequality affect poverty and the institutional conditions that prevent opportunities to our success.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Click on the link in our profile to see the latest #SDGsToday.⁠ ⁠ ⁠ #UNDP #UN #SDGs #MoreEqualWorld #Inequality ⁠ #equality #opportunity #affordablehousing #affordablehealthcare #healthcare #education #cleanenergy #safecommute #education #EqualPay #HumanRights ⁠

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It's World Cooperative Day so we want you to guess what this is! ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ Hint: Many community farming cooperatives worldwide harvest them from the forest. It's found in organic beauty products and even plant-based milk. ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ 📷: ©UNDP Guinea Bissau / Gwenn Dubourthoumieu⁠ ⁠ #SDGs #Sustainability #Nature #Environment #vegan #healthy #UNDP

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⁠ ⁠ Twenty-nine-year-old Michael is an apprentice electrician in Juba, South Sudan. He installs new power lines to bring electricity to schools, hospitals, businesses, and communities. At 1%, South Sudan has one of the lowest electrification rates in the world. The government plans to increase the national electrification rate to 21% by 2020 but it needs skilled workers to achieve the nation's #SDG7 goal for affordable and clean energy.⁠ ⁠ Michael learned his trade in prison. He joined our work program while he served his year-long sentence for assault. He has stayed out of trouble since his release on 24 August 2017.⁠ ⁠ “I have a lot of pride because I am working on a project which will advance Juba and South Sudan as a country. It has lots of benefits for our people.”⁠ ⁠ Our approach to prison reform reduces the likelihood of recidivism or re-offense. Some ex-convicts from our program have set up businesses, join community watch groups with police, and help newly released prisoners to readjust and integrate back into society.⁠ ⁠ By supporting prison reform, we're hoping to break the cycle of violence to build peace in South Sudan. ⁠ ⁠ ☝️Click on our profile to read more about Michael and other graduates from our prison reform program.⁠ ⁠ 📷: UNDP South Sudan⁠ #africa #SouthSudan #photojournalism #sdgs #globalgoals #UNDP #UN #prison #criminaljustice #SocialImpact

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These #solarpanels float on the calm waters of Chullpia lagoon which is at an elevation of 4,000 metres high up near Lake Titicaca and the City of Puno in Peru.⁠ ⁠ “We didn’t know what to do when there was no rain. Our livestock would start getting thin, sick, and we’d have to move someplace else. Now with the solar panels, we have water all year,” says Silvia, a local farmer.⁠ ⁠ After 28-year-old Chullpia native Juansergio Sergio graduated Agricultural Sciences at Altiplano university, he returned home and invented a method to irrigate water to nearby villagers using solar powered pumps. ⁠ ⁠ Today, two million people along the shores of Chullpia lagoon now have steady water for livestock & farms. ⁠ ⁠ Click on our profile to read about how Juansergio and villagers built the irrigation system.⁠ ⁠ 📷: @pnud_peru/Giulianna Camarena⁠ #unitednations #environment #empower #photooftheday #development #Peru #SouthAmerica #SolarPower #Puno #Titicaca # #solarpower #greenenergy #sustainability #solarenergy #green #renewableenergy #sustainable #solar

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It’s #TropicsDay. The vast Tropics region covers forty per cent of the world’s surface area and are vital for the #SDGs. Climate change and deforestation are threatening this vast region which is home to billions of people and eighty per cent of biodiversity. 📷: ©UNDP Colombia/Mauricio Enriquez #nature #conservation #Biodviersity #Wetlands #Mangroves #climatechange #earth #planetearth #naturephotography #Colombia #forest #tropics

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Did you know that the pineapple🍍🍍🍍 is actually a cluster of berries growing from one stalk? It's not just a single fruit! ⁠ ⁠ ⁠ If you live in colder climates, chances are high that your pineapple was grown in #CostaRica, the #1 🍍 growing country across the world. Chances are equally high that your Tesco or Dole pineapple was grown by suppliers we work with. ⁠ ⁠ Nearly a decade ago, we began to work with 🇨🇷 farmers to grow 🍍 in a sustainable manner. In the past decade, farmers have improved responsible production & global trade that promotes #GoodGrowth for people and the environment.⁠ ⁠ Want more juicy😋 facts about our work with pineapple farmers in #CostaRica? Click on the 🔼 link in our profile for the full story.⁠ ⁠ Photo by: UNDP Costa Rica⁠ ⁠ #NationalPineappleDay #SDGs #SDG3 #GoodGrowth #Health4All #Sustainability #ClimateAction #Pineapples #tropicalfruits #FruitFacts #Biodiversity #environment #nature

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This #WorldDrugDay, did you know that women & girls make up 6.9% of the global prison population? *⁠ ⁠ While women make up a small population of the global prison population, women incarcerated for non-violent drug-related crimes are the fastest-growing prison population worldwide.** Worldwide, at least 35 countries have the death penalty for drug offenses. Nearly 40% of all global executions from 2008 to 2018 were for drug offences. ** ⁠ Poor and marginalized women – such as indigenous women, racial and ethnic minorities and non-citizens often bear the blame for first-time, non-violent, minor drug crimes while the people responsible for more serious offences, if caught, are able to use illicit drug money to avoid or bribe their way out of punishment.⁠ ⁠ Women who farm coca or poppy may not always have legal land rights and may not have an option to say no.⁠ ⁠ Women drug users may face gender discrimination and barriers to health rehabilitation services, which leads to more risks such as higher vulnerability to violence, rape, HIV and STDs, and even sex trafficking.⁠ ⁠ In 2006, Bolivia put in place a “Coca Yes, Cocaine No,” policy that permits registered farmers to grow and sell coca in limited amounts in authorized areas. Excess crops are eradicated. The EU-funded program features land titling, biometric registration, and a data-driven system to track the transport and sale of coca. As of mid-2016, women hold nearly half of land title in Trópico de Cochabamba, where most of Bolivia’s coca is legally grown. They receive training to produce other sources of income. 🍯 🍌 🐟 farming and 🍍 have been more profitable that some farmers are thinking of abandoning coca farming altogether. Click on the link in our profile to see what our #DrugPolicy study reveals about gender inequality & drug control. ⁠ ⁠ Photo by: Douglas Anderson⁠ ⁠ * Source: World Female Imprisonment List, 4th edition, Institute for Policy Research, @birkbeckuni⁠ ⁠ ** Source: UNDP's Development Dimensions of Drug Policy: Innovative Approaches⁠ ⁠ #harmreduction #WorldDrugDay #HumanRights #DrugPolicy #DrugLaws #SDG16 #Standup4HumanRights

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Guess what this is?   In Aztec mythology, this is the aquatic incarnation of the God Xolotl, who guides the sun through the underworld every night.   It can regenerate limbs, jaw, tail, spinal cord, skin tissue & other body parts without scarring.  This unique creature is found in only one place in the world in a lake system protected by indigenous conservationists.  Photo by: Stephen Dalton #SDG14 #biodiversity #environment #naturephotography #mythology

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This #WorldRefugeeDay, let's get the facts about the world's refugees and internally displaced people from @refugees' latest Global Trends Report.  FACT: 🚨 Turkey, Pakistan, and Uganda are the top 3 countries hosting the most refugees in the world. 🚨Only 16% of refugees are in high income countries. 🚨 84% of refugees are in developing countries & one-third fled to Least Developed Countries. 🚨Children below 18 years of age constituted about half of the refugee population in 2018.  🚨4 out of every 5 refugees live in countries neighbouring their countries of origin.   This #WorldRefugeesDay, what actions are you doing to ☮️ encourage compassion and educate people facts about refugees in your community?  Photo by: UNDP Sudan #BuildPeace #SDG16 #EndDiscrimination #refugees #humanrights #humanitarian #Standup4HumanRights

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Today is #SustainableGastronomyDay. #Açai is not just a #superfood. It's hope for families rebuilding life after war.  After the Peace Accord ended decades of brutal civil war in Colombia, families returned to farms to rebuild life. Generations had been on the run from war and gang violence, never able to stay in one place for long due to danger.  When they came home, they found ancestral rainforests badly damaged by decades of illegal deforestation, war between FARC and the government, and coca fields that increased gang violence & cocaine trafficking.  Over 3,000 farming families decided to take advantage of #foodbowl trends. They grew #Açai through CorpoCampo as a way to save their rainforest and earn livable wages. Today, CorpoCampo #Açai are found in #healthfood sections of supermarkets across Europe, Latin America & North America.  Click on the link to the photo in our profile to read the full story.  © UNDP Colombia  #Gastronomy #SustainableGastronomy #PeaceFoods #AçaiBowl #AçaiBerry #AcaiBowl #Superfoods #Health #SDG16 #SDGs #MoreEqualWorld #ClimateAction  @unitednations

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On the World Day to Combat Desertification & Drought, #DYK that 44% of our planet's farms and crops are grown in drylands?   One in every 3 person on Earth live on dry lands. A third of the world's land is degraded and at risk of #desertification. Deforestation, drought, unsustainable farming practices, and extreme weather conditions due to #climatechange are accelerating desertification in places like Mongolia where 25% of pasture land has turned into sand in the past 30 years.  In 2018 alone, 27 million people—the majority of them farmers across the world received training, tools, and seed money to switch to climate adaptive farming that prevents desertification. They preserve nutrients in soil through organic fertilizers, better crop rotation and land fallowing systems, and make better use of water to quench the soil.  © Photo by Midori Paxton and EBA Project team/ @undp  #ClimateChange #ClimateAction #Drylands #Desertification #Drought #ClimateActionNow #Nature #Environment #Desert #Sand #Soilerosion #pedology #soilscience #GrowMoreTrees #PlantMoreTrees         

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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 ⠀ ⠀