Political instability, labour market challenges and limited space for political and civic participation have led to increasing isolation of youth in societies | Join us for the Commemoration of #InternationalYouthDay on 12 August |Thanks to @UN4Youth @UNYouthEnvoy

International Youth Day

يوم الشباب الدولي

When : 12 August
Theme : Transforming education

Since 1999, International Youth Day is celebrated annually worldwide on 12 August to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth.

There are currently 1.8 billion young people between the ages of 10 and 24 in the world. This is the largest youth population ever. But 1 in 10 of the world’s children live in conflict zones and 24 million of them are out of school. Political instability, labour market challenges and limited space for political and civic participation have led to increasing isolation of youth in societies.

2019 Theme: “Transforming education”

This year’s theme highlights efforts to make education more inclusive and accessible for all youth, including efforts by youth themselves. Rooted in Goal 4 of the2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development – to “ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” – International Youth Day 2019 will examine how Governments, young people and youth-led and youth-focused organizations, as well as other stakeholders, are transforming education so that it becomes a powerful tool to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

“Education is the most powerful weapon we can use to change the world “– Nelson Mandela

Education is regarded as one of the fundamental needs of the people like they need food, clothes and home. However the light of education has not yet lit every corners of the world, in many places education still remains elusive.
Education is a vital means for potentialities of human being to emerge in a positive direction so that a man can live in the society in full dignity and can mold the habits, tastes and character of individuals, living in society by imparting knowledge and information. Education breaks the barrier and makes knowledge accessible to anyone.

Education should not be just knowing the facts but it should be a way of all round development of our potentialities and to find the inborn quality that everyone has. Education is an amalgamation of creativity and knowledge.
“Education is not the learning of the facts, but the training of the mind to think ” – Albert Einstein

Inclusive and accessible education is crucial to achieving sustainable development and can play a role in the prevention of conflict. Indeed, education is a ‘development multiplier’ as it plays a pivotal role in accelerating progress across all 17 Sustainable Development Goals, be it poverty eradication, good health, gender equality, decent work and growth, reduced inequalities, action on climate or peaceful societies. Education should lead to relevant and effective learning outcomes, with the content of school curricula being fit for purpose, not only for the 4th industrial revolution and the future of work, but also for the opportunities – and challenges – that rapidly changing social contexts bring.

The crucial role that quality education plays in youth development is well recognized. In addition, comprehensive youth development benefits society-at-large. However, what is less known is the fact that young people themselves are active champions of inclusive and accessible education. Youth-led organizations, as well as individual youth, together with various stakeholders and Governments, are concretely transforming education so that it becomes a fundamental tool both for sustainable development and for the full inclusion of various social groups. For example, youth-led organizations are transforming education via lobbying and advocacy, partnerships with educational institutions, the development of complementary training programs, etc.

“Youth should be given a chance to take an active part in the decision-making of local, national and global levels.”
United Nations Former Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

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152 million children are still in child labour || Join us for the Commemoration of #WorldDayAgainstChildLabour on 12 June || Thanks to @UN @ilo #ILO100

World Day Against Child Labour

اليوم العالمي لمكافحة عمل الأطفالWhen : 12 June

2019 theme: Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams!

Children shouldn’t work in fields, but on dreams. Yet today, 152 million children are still in child labour. Although child labour occurs in almost every sector, seven out of every ten is in agriculture.

In 2019, the International Labour Organization celebrates 100 years of advancing social justice and promoting decent work. The World Day Against Child Labour looks back on progress achieved over a 100 years of ILO support to countries on tackling child labour. Since its founding in 1919, the protection of children has been embedded in the ILO’s Constitution (Preamble). One of the first Conventions adopted by the ILO was on Minimum Age in Industry (No. 5, 1919).
The International Labour Organization (ILO) launched the World Day Against Child Labour in 2002 to focus attention on the global extent of child labour and the action and efforts needed to eliminate it. Each year on 12 June, the World Day brings together governments, employers and workers organizations, civil society, as well as millions of people from around the world to highlight the plight of child labourers and what can be done to help them.

“When these three keys turn together, when governments, employers and workers are able to come together, doors open and social justice advances.

Guy Ryder, ILO Director-General

“Overcoming poverty is not a task of charity, it is an act of justice.”

Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, Nobel Peace Prize laureate in 1993.

Eat and drink, but waste not by excess || #EidMubarak to all celebrating! Let’s do something to take care of the Earth! Grow trees 🌳 , Aware 💡 people to #BeatAirPollution on this #WorldEnvironmentDay Thanks to @UNEnvironment

#EidMubarak

It’s a time to celebrate #EidAlFitr as well as #WorldEnvironmentDay with loved ones, both celebrations are coinsiding on 5 June.

It’s an opportunity to recommit to values of gratitude and solidarity. At a time of complex challenges, e.g. conflicts, inequality, poverty and climate change. This year, we should buy only what we need to minimize air pollution and climate change. After all, the Quran tells us not only that we are the stewards of this Earth, but that we should not waste.

“Eat and drink: but waste not by excess, for Allah loveth not the wasters.” وَكُلُوا وَاشْرَبُوا وَلَا تُسْرِفُوا ۚ إِنَّهُ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُسْرِفِين

This World Environment Day, let us all be faithful to the teachings of the Quran and do what we can to fight air pollution.

The people’s day

Above all, World Environment Day is the “people’s day” for doing something to take care of the Earth. That “something” can be local, national or global. It can be a solo action or involve a crowd. Everyone is free to choose.

👉 Grow trees 🌳

👉Aware 💡people about source of Air pollution.
👉Use public transport or car sharing, cycle or walk. 👉Switch to a hybrid or electric vehicle and request electric taxis.

👉Turn off the car engine when stationary.

👉Reduce your consumption of meat and dairy to help cut methane emissions. 👉Compost organic food items and recycle non-organic trash.

👉Switch to high-efficiency home heating systems and equipment.

👉Save energy: turn off lights and electronics when not in use .

👉Choose non-toxic paints and furnishings.

👉Use #EidMubarak #EidAlFitr #BeatAirPollution #WorldEnvironmentDay in your social media posts and don’t forget to tag @UNEnvironment and @saverango

Nine out of ten people breathe polluted air || join the Mask Challenge on this #WorldEnvironmentDay on 5 June to #BeatAirPollution Thanks to @UNEnvironment @who @UNECOSOC

We can’t stop breathing, but we can do something about the quality of our air ||

Join us for the Commemoration of World Environment Day ( يوم البيئة العالمي ) to raise the awareness about air pollution, its causes and what action we can take to #BeatAirPollution.

World Environment Day is celebrated annually worldwide on 05 June since it began in 1974.

2019 Theme: #BeatAirPollution ||

Nine out of ten people breathe polluted air. We are calling on everyone to join the Mask Challenge. Face masks are a great symbol to show leaders we want to breathe clean air.

Air Pollution

Often you can’t even see it, but air pollution is everywhere. With every breath, you are probably sucking in tiny particles that attack your lungs, heart and brain. World Environment Day 2019 is issuing a call to action to combat this global crisis.

Chosen by this year’s host, China, the theme of World Environment Day 2019 invites us all to consider how we can change our everyday lives to reduce the amount of air pollution we produce, and thwart its contribution to global warming and its effects on our own health.

air pollution

We are faced with an urgent task. Nine out of ten people worldwide are exposed to levels of air pollutants that exceed World Health Organization safe levels. Around seven million people worldwide die prematurely each year from air pollution with about four million of these deaths occurring in Asia-Pacific. Air pollution causes a host of other problems, including illness and lower IQs. It doesn’t just impact human health and economic growth. Many of the pollutants also cause global warming.

Air pollution is preventable, but we need everyone on board – from individuals and organizations to private companies and governments.

The people’s day

Above all, World Environment Day is the “people’s day” for doing something to take care of the Earth. That “something” can be local, national or global. It can be a solo action or involve a crowd. Everyone is free to choose.

Decide what action you are going to take to #BeatAirPollution

Here are some examples:

  • Use public transport or car sharing, cycle or walk
  • Switch to a hybrid or electric vehicle and request electric taxis
  • Turn off the car engine when stationary
  • Reduce your consumption of meat and dairy to help cut methane emissions
  • Compost organic food items and recycle non-organic trash
  • Switch to high-efficiency home heating systems and equipment
  • Save energy: turn off lights and electronics when not in use
  • Choose non-toxic paints and furnishings..
  1. Make a pledge and challenge others to take action
    May 24th – June 4th

    • Take a photo or video of yourself wearing a mask to post on social media. Don’t have a mask?
    • Get creative and make your own!
    • In your post share the action you’ll take to reduce air pollution
    • Tag 3 people/organizations/ companies to challenge them to do the same.
    • Use #WorldEnvironmentDay and #BeatAirPollution in your social media posts and don’t forget to tag @UNEnvironment


Air pollution is the silent killer, causing 7 million premature deaths every year || Join the Mask Challenge to #BeatAirPollution from 24 May, through to #WorldEnvironmentDay 💁 05 June Thanks to @UNEnvironment @who

Nine out of ten people breathe polluted air ||

From 24 May, through to #WorldEnvironmentDay on June 5, we are calling on everyone to join the Mask Challenge. Face masks are a great symbol to show leaders we want to breathe clean air. Alongside celebrities, influencers and creators, the World Environment Day campaign invites everyone to:

Decide what action you are going to take to #BeatAirPollution

Here are some examples:

  • Use public transport or car sharing, cycle or walk
  • Switch to a hybrid or electric vehicle and request electric taxis
  • Turn off the car engine when stationary
  • Reduce your consumption of meat and dairy to help cut methane emissions
  • Compost organic food items and recycle non-organic trash
  • Switch to high-efficiency home heating systems and equipment
  • Save energy: turn off lights and electronics when not in use
  • Choose non-toxic paints and furnishings
  1. Make a pledge and challenge others to take action
    May 24th – June 4th

    • Take a photo or video of yourself wearing a mask to post on social media. Don’t have a mask?
    • Get creative and make your own!
    • In your post share the action you’ll take to reduce air pollution
    • Tag 3 people/organizations/ companies to challenge them to do the same.
    • Use #WorldEnvironmentDay and #BeatAirPollution in your social media posts and don’t forget to tag @UNEnvironment.
  2. On World Environment Day, show how you have fulfilled your pledge!

  • Take another photo or video of yourself fulfilling your commitment and post it on social media.
  • Use #WorldEnvironmentDay and #BeatAirPollution in your social media posts and don’t forget to tag @UNEnvironment.

What causes air pollution?

Air pollution may seem complex, but we can all do our part to reduce some of it. Understanding the different types of pollution, and how it affects our health and environment will help us take steps towards improving the air around us.

How much pollution we breathe in is dependent on many factors, such as access to clean energy for cooking and heating, the time of day and the weather. Rush hour is an obvious source of local pollution, but air pollution can travel long distances, sometimes across continents on international weather patterns.

Nobody is safe from this pollution, which comes from five main human sources. These sources spew out a range of substances including carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen dioxide, nitrogen oxide, ground-level ozone, particulate matter, sulfur dioxide, hydrocarbons, and lead–all of which are harmful to human health.

Read more!

Biological diversity is a global asset of tremendous value to present and future generations || Join us on 22 May 2019 for the Commemoration of International Day for Biological Diversity #IDBD2019 #SDG15 ||Thanx to @antonioguterres @UNECOSOC @UNBiodiversity

International Day for Biological Diversity

اليوم الدولي للتنوع البيولوجي

When : 22 May 2019

The Value of Biodiversity

While there is a growing recognition that biological diversity is a global asset of tremendous value to present and future generations, the number of species is being significantly reduced by certain human activities.

2019 Theme: Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health ||

Nowadays, we have access to a greater variety of food than your parents or your grandparents once did. But even as the offerings become more diverse, the global diet as a whole – what people actually eat – is becoming more homogenized, and this is a dangerous thing.
This year’s celebrations of the International Day for Biological Diversity focus on biodiversity as the foundation for our food and health and a key catalyst to transforming food systems and improving human health.

The theme aims to leverage knowledge and spread awareness of the dependency of our food systems, nutrition, and health on biodiversity and healthy ecosystems. The theme also celebrates the diversity provided by our natural systems for human existence and well-being on Earth, while contributing to other Sustainable Development Goals, including climate change mitigation and adaptation, ecosystems restoration, cleaner water and zero hunger, among others.

In the last 100 years, more than 90 percent of crop varieties have disappeared from farmers’ fields. Half of the breeds of many domestic animals have been lost, and all of the world’s 17 main fishing grounds are now being fished at or above their sustainable limits. Locally-varied food production systems are under threat, including related indigenous, traditional and local knowledge. With this decline, agrobiodiversity is disappearing, and also essential knowledge of traditional medicine and local foods. The loss of diverse diets is directly linked to diseases or health risk factors, such as diabetes, obesity and malnutrition, and has a direct impact on the availability of traditional medicines.

Background :

The Convention on Biological Diversity is the international legal instrument for “the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising out of the utilization of genetic resources” that has been ratified by 196 nations.

Given the importance of public education and awareness for the implementation of the Convention, the General Assembly proclaimed 22 May, the date of the adoption of its text, as the International Day for Biological Diversity by its resolution 55/201 of 20 December 2000.

Biodiversity and the Sustainable Development Goals

The objectives of halting biodiversity loss and promoting the sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems are included in Sustainable Development Goal 15.

What can we do?

We can participate in biodiversity conservation by increasing our knowledge of environmental issues, increasing our awareness of the impacts of biodiversity loss, and increasing support for government policies and actions that conserve our valuable ecosystems. We can become educators and role models as stewards of the environment by aiding in the recovery of species at risk and preventing other species from becoming at risk.

Get Involved

SOCIAL MEDIA: Join the online conversation on Twitter using the hashtags #IDBD2019 #biodiversity and following
@UNBiodiversity @saverango

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Universal health coverage means that all people have access to the quality health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship. #WorldHealthDay 💁 07 April #Health4All Thanks to @UN @WHO

The World Health Day

يوم الصحة العالمي

WHD is a global health awareness day. With an aim to spread awareness about health and well being, the first ever World Health Day was observed in 1948 by the WHO. Since that day, 7th April is observed as the World Health Day every year.

Universal health coverage (UHC) : Everyone, Everywhere

Key facts

At least half of the world’s population still do not have full coverage of essential health services.About 100 million people are still being pushed into extreme poverty (defined as living on 1.90 USD or less a day) because they have to pay for health care.Over 800 million people (almost 12% of the world’s population) spent at least 10% of their household budgets to pay for health care.All UN Member States have agreed to try to achieve universal health coverage (UHC) by 2030, as part of the Sustainable Development Goals.
This is why WHO is focusing on universal health coverage for this year’s World Health Day, on 7 April.

Key Messages

  • Universal health coverage means that all people have access to the quality health services they need, when and where they need them, without financial hardship.
  • At least half of the people in the world do not receive the health services they need.
  • About 100 million people are pushed into extreme poverty each year because of out-of-pocket spending on health.
  • But who are these people and how can we help them? To get a better picture of who is missing out, we need data that is broken down by gender, age, income, location, education and other factors that affect access to health services.
  • Health is a human right; everyone should have the information and services they need to take care of their own health and the health of their families.
  • Quality, accessible primary health care is the foundation for universal health coverage.
  • Unsafe and low-quality health care ruins lives and costs the world trillions of dollars every year, we must do more to improve the quality and safety of health services globally.

What is primary health care?

Primary health care is an approach to health and wellbeing centred on the needs and circumstances of individuals, families and communities. It addresses comprehensive and interrelated physical, mental and social health and wellbeing.

Read more

Calls to action

General public

Health care is your right and the right of your family, let’s tell our leaders all people deserve quality health care.

Talk to your local health worker about getting the information and support you need to take care of your own health and the health of your family.

Quality health care is good for our health, good for economies and good for society. Let’s call on world leaders to make health for all a reality!

Health workers

You are the voice for your patients. Unite with your peers and let local leaders know that you support health for all.

Health workers have the power to change people’s lives with quality health advice and care. Let’s make sure everyone can access the skills and expertise of health workers like you.

Empower your patients to take care of their own health. You play a vital role in learning about their needs and teaching them what they can do to get and stay healthy.

Policy makers

Health is a political choice; make sure it is considered in all government policies.

More investment in primary health care is needed to make universal health coverage a reality; you can make it happen.

This year, commit to gathering better health data so we can target resources and make changes where they are.

Get Involved

SOCIAL MEDIA: Join the online conversation on Twitter using the hashtags #WorldHealthDay #Health 4All and following
@who @saverango

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