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It may not always make the headlines -- but the UN works all over the 🌎 to prevent conflict & keep peace & stability. Ahead of Thursday's #UNDay , see how else the UN makes a difference in the lives of everyone, everywhere:
Exposure to air pollution during pregnancy can cause: - respiratory disease - childhood cancer - asthma A healthy adulthood begins with a healthy childhood. via @WHO
Syria: Amidst ongoing conflict, @UNICEF & partners provide nearly 50,000 liters of safe water to communities in the northeast of the country every day. Get update on humanitarian situation:
Somalia: More than 2.6 million displaced people are in dire need of humanitarian aid due to food shortages, drought & floods. @UNmigration & partners are providing food, water, shelter & more.
"Harnessing the energies, skills & resources of all parts of our societies to address global challenges & achieve the #GlobalGoals means enabling women to have a voice & an active role." - @AminaJMohammed in Ethiopia, meeting with women #ServingForPeace .
For 20 years, @UNPeacekeeping has been guided by the Protection of Civilians mandate. UN Peacekeepers have responded to, prevented & deterred threats of violence against civilians, which has helped save countless lives around the world. #ServingforPeace
Yemen: For only the second time in over a year, @WFP has been able to reach families in Durayhimi City to provide them with vital humanitarian aid, including 3 month food supply, water, medicine, nutritional supplements & hygiene kits.
Millions of older people with disabilities are facing discrimination & being left behind, says @UNHumanRights expert. Countries must take action to offer more support & counter social misperceptions. #StandUp4HumanRights
Climate change is undeniable Climate action is unstoppable Climate solutions provide opportunities that are unmatchable. -