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Working to end poverty for good. Transforming our world #By2030. Follow our Administrator @ASteiner & visit https://t.co/qSU0Gpllji for more

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Only 11% of all Afghan women have reached secondary education & only 37% are employed. 50 female students from Afghanistan are currently attending universities in Kazakhstan & Uzbekistan through our #UNDPEUPartnership  for #GenerationEquality : #EducationDay 

An education is the foundation for a brighter future. But 1 out of 5 school-aged children today are not attending school. This @UN  Decade of Action for the #GlobalGoals , see how we work on addressing the root causes of #inequality : #EducationDay 

In the 1980s, cacao farmers earned 18% of the share of earnings for every 🍫 sold according to @UNCTAD . Today, they earn 🔻 6% share for each bar. Our #fairtrade  🍫 offers 50-50 share of sales to farmers through the "chocochain": #ForPeopleForPlanet 

We’re already consuming 1.5X more resources & producing more waste than what nature can sustain. See our #SDGsToday  to be part of the solutions #ForPeopleForPlanet : #UN75  #GlobalGoals 

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New episodes of "Humans of UNDP", "Deep Dive", and "Digital What?!" are available for download! Check out new #DigitalNow  podcasts in the next chapter of our #DigitalTransformation  journey: #NextGenUNDP 

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As part of our #ClimatePromise  to confront the #ClimateCrisis , we’re supporting 100 countries to accelerate national climate action planning: #ForPeopleForPlanet  #UN75 

#AntimicrobialResistance could push 28M people into extreme poverty every year by 2050. Ahead of the Prince Mahidol Award Conference next week in Thailand, see why universal health coverage matters for achieving #GlobalGoals : #PMAC2020  #HealthForAll 

Half of the world's largest companies will be based in developing countries by 2025. @BCtAInitiative  report highlights 💡inclusive business management practices which ensure #GoodGrowth  & #SDGImpact : #wef20  #ForPeopleForPlanet 

"Our home is on fire and in #Australia  the alarm is ringing. Loudly and clearly." Our Ocean Advocate@CodySimpson  unpacks the stakes #ForPeopleForPlanet  in this #ClimateAction  blog post.

At current rates of consumption, we'll need 3 Planet Earths to sustain our lifestyles. Businesses have the biggest impact. But sustainable consumer choices can create the social change we need #ForPeopleForPlanet : #UN75  #GlobalGoals 

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😮 Go go! We're at #Youth2030  launch. taking the stage to launch the Youth Strategy! #GenUnlimited  #BTS 

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"I’m deeply concerned by the fires in the #AmazonRainforest . In the midst of the global climate crisis, we cannot afford more damage to a major source of oxygen and biodiversity. The #Amazon  must be protected" - @UN  Secretary-General@antonioguterres  Source: @CopernicusEU  🛰️

What women choose to wear or not wear is not consent for sexual harassment, violence, bullying, body-shaming or victim-blaming. Each & every one of us has a role in calling out these toxic behaviors on the Int'l Day to #EndViolence  Against Women. #16Days  #OrangetheWorld 

"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights." Born after the ashes of WWII, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights will turn 70 on December 10. Its message, #Standup4HumanRights , is as important as it did then.

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A big part of our plastic waste ends up in the #ocean  where it harms #coralreefs  & marine life. Help our Ocean Advocate@CodySimpson  to spread the word & #SaveOurOcean  this #BiodiversityDay . Take steps to #BeatPollution 👉 #WorldBiodiversityDay 

Our world is getting warmer. If we do nothing, temperatures could rise 2°C or even 3°C by 2050. Climate change threatens the 2030 Agenda & the realization of a more sustainable & prosperous world through the #SDGs : #Climate4All  #EarthHour 

Westeros isn’t real, but #climatechange  is, and it’s affecting all the places #GameofThrones  was filmed. Like Jaime Lannister joined the battle to save the 🌎 from winter, IRL our Goodwill Ambassador@nikolajcw  is fighting to protect the planet from climate change. #GoT 

The world's countries must reach a #NetZero  carbon future by 2050 to prevent the worst impacts of #ClimateChange . These 5 countries are setting a global example: #ParisAgreement  #ClimateAction 

Forests absorb, filter, & store rainwater. Yet 40% of the world’s 230 major watersheds have lost +50% of their original 🌳🌲 cover. We're working with @unredd , @FAOnews , & @UNEnvironmentmp ; to help countries protect forests & lower CO2 emissi #ParisAgreementn #ClimateActions.

As you read this, half a billion animals have died in the wildfires in Australia, including 8,000 koalas. The smoke has caused neighboring Zealand's snow-capped glaciers to change color. We must step up #ClimateActionNow :

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