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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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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did you know 2.1 billion people live without safe water at home? || leaving no one behind, we must focus our efforts towards including people who have been marginalized or ignored. #WorldWaterDay #Water4All Thanks to @UN_Water

World Water Day

اليوم العالمي للمياه

Water is an essential building block of life. It is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs and supporting economic, social, and human development.

When : 22 March

2019 Theme: Leaving no one behind ||

which is the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit.

Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) aims to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind.

Today, billions of people are still living without safe water, which means ‘safely managed drinking water service’: water that is accessible on the premises, available when needed, and free from contamination. Their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.

Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.

Water, a human right

In 2010, the UN recognized “the right to safe and clean drinking water and sanitation as a human right that is essential for the full enjoyment of life and all human rights.”

The human right to water entitles everyone, without discrimination, to sufficient, safe, acceptable, physically accessible and affordable water for personal and domestic use; which includes water for drinking, personal sanitation, washing of clothes, food preparation, and personal and household hygiene.

People are left behind without safe water for many different reasons. The following are some of the ‘grounds for discrimination’ that cause certain people to be particularly disadvantaged when it comes to accessing water:

  • Sex and gender
  • Race, ethnicity, religion, birth, caste, language, and nationalityDisability, age and health status
  • Property, tenure, residence, economic and social status
  • Other factors, such as environmental degradation, climate change, population growth, conflict, forced displacement and migration flows can also disproportionately affect marginalized groups through impacts on water.

To ‘leave no one behind’, we must focus our efforts towards including people who have been marginalized or ignored. Water services must meet the needs of marginalized groups and their voices must be heard in decision-making processes. Regulatory and legal frameworks must recognise the right to water for all people, and sufficient funding must be fairly and effectively targeted at those who need it most.

World Water Day is coordinated by UN-Water – the UN’s inter-agency collaboration mechanism for all freshwater related issues – in collaboration with governments and partners.

Facts & Figures

  • 2.1 billion people live without safe water at home.
  • One in four primary schools have no drinking water service, with pupils using unprotected sources or going thirsty.
  • More than 700 children under five years of age die every day from diarrhoea linked to unsafe water and poor sanitation.
  • Globally, 80% of the people who have to use unsafe and unprotected water sources live in rural areas.
  • Women and girls are responsible for water collection in eight out of ten households with water off-premises.
  • For the 68.5 million people who have been forced to flee their homes, accessing safe water services is highly problematic.
  • Around 159 million people collect their drinking water from surface water, such as ponds and streams.
  • Around 4 billion people – nearly two-thirds of the world’s population – experience severe water scarcity during at least one month of the year.
  • Over 800 women die every day from complications in pregnancy and childbirth.
  • 700 million people worldwide could be displaced by intense water scarcity by 2030.

Get involved

You can support Water for all, Water for women, Water for children and Safe Water around the world by getting involved in a number of ways. Take part in one of UN Water’s campaign or professional networks; raise awareness on social media; or donate to help us achieve our mission. Your voice matters. Your actions make it real.

SOCIAL MEDIA: Join the online conversation on Twitter using the hashtags #WorldWaterDay #Water4All and following
@UN_Water @saverango

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did you know 740 million women currently make their living in the informal economy with limited access to social protection, public services and infrastructure? Join us on 8 March, 2019 for the Commemoration of International #WomensDay Thanks to @UN @UN_Women @UNECOSOC

International Women’s Day

When: 8 March, 2019

Theme: Think equal, build smart, innovate for change ||

join us as we celebrate a future in which innovation and technology creates unprecedented opportunities for women and girls to play an active role in building more inclusive systems, efficient services and sustainable infrastructure to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs and gender equality.

The theme will focus on innovative ways in which we can advance gender equality and the empowerment of women, particularly in the areas of social protection systems, access to public services and sustainable infrastructure.

The achievement of the ambitious Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) requires transformative shifts, integrated approaches and new solutions, particularly when it comes to advancing gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. Based on current trajectories, existing interventions will not suffice to achieve a Planet 50-50 by 2030. Innovative approaches that disrupt “business as usual” are central to removing structural barriers and ensuring that no woman and no girl is left behind.

Innovation and technology provide unprecedented opportunities, yet trends indicate a growing gender digital divide and women are under-represented in the field of science, technology, engineering, mathematics and design. It prevents them from developing and influencing gender-responsive innovations to achieve transformative gains for society. From mobile banking to artificial intelligence and the internet of things, it is vital that women’s ideas and experiences equally influence the design and implementation of the innovations that shape our future societies.

“When we approach planning with an innovative, ‘think equal’ mindset that takes the needs of women and girls into account right from inception, it is remarkable how different those plans can look, whether it is urban planning that designs for commuter safety, rural daycare centres that offer workers positive solutions for childcare, or the use of biometrics as ID to replace formal registration documents that many women may not have or control,” commented UN Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

UN Women research indicates that 740 million women currently make their living in the informal economy with limited access to social protection, public services and infrastructure that could increase their productivity and income security.

For example, women do 2.6 times more unpaid care and domestic work than men, with only 41 per cent of the world’s mothers with newborns receiving maternity benefits. One in three women are likely to face violence in their lifetimes, yet public services, urban planning and transport systems are rarely planned with women’s safety and mobility in mind. Therefore, this year’s focus brings innovation to the centre stage and leverages it for gender equality and women’s empowerment globally.

Get involved

You can support gender equality and women’s empowerment around the world by getting involved in a number of ways. Take part in one of UN Women’s campaigns or professional networks; raise awareness on social media; or donate to help us achieve our mission. Your voice matters. Your actions make it real.

Step It Up asks governments to make and follow through with national commitments to address the challenges that are holding women and girls back from reaching their full potential. Ninety world leaders have made concrete commitments and firm pledges to overcome gender equality gaps at, and since, a historic event co-hosted by UN Women and the People’s Republic of China: the “Global Leaders’ Meeting on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: A Commitment to Action.” Learn more ►

Empower Women – Global movement for women’s economic empowerment. Learn more ►

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