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During these uncertain and difficult times, we turn to women leaders for inspiration. To help keep us all going in the time of #COVID19 , we’re sharing some of our favourite inspirational quotes about perseverance & resilience :

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Some of the countries affected by #COVID19  are already in crisis due to conflicts, natural disasters & #ClimateChange . Through these challenging times, @UNOCHA  is determined that its crucial life-saving work is sustained. See how:

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Misinformation spreads, fear, stigmatization and a false sense of protection. Every person must fight the stigma, discrimination, racism and xenophobia created by the #COVID19Pandemic . #FightRacism , #EndDiscrimination  every time and everywhere it happens‼️

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🔸 Why equality matters? 🔸 What are some examples of #inequality ? 🔸 What can we do? Find out how @UNODC  supports members States in fighting illicit financial flows, Smuggling of migrants & human trafficking more than ever in times of #COVID19  ➡️ #SDG10 

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COVID19 is slowing the progress towards #genderequity . The negative effects on women & girls spans economic livelihoods, reproductive health, unpaid care work, bargaining house power & gender-based violence. More from #HDPerspectives :

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Being healthy is everyone’s responsibility – including yours! Here are the different ingredients, or main food groups, that make up a healthy diet 👉🏾 #COVID19  #StaySafe  #StayHealthy 

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Equity & inclusion must be at the heart of our response & solutions to ensure #LearningNeverStops  for the 1.5 billion students impacted by #COVID19  school closures. See how @UNESCO  & partners support countries & find solutions adapted to their needs:

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Staying indoors, away from your support system, isn't always easy. Remember that you are not alone, you are worthy, and you are capable. v @UN_Women  #MentalHealthMonth 

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Constructing small & large scale development plans for inclusive and sustainable urbanisation. This is how Urban planners can contribute to #SDG11 . ➡️ More inspiring jobs with a purpose: #170Jobs  #FutureOfWork 

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Brave women who make sacrifices every day to serve humanity remain underrepresented in @UNPeacekeeping . Let's work together to strengthen the role of #womeninpeacekeeping : v @UNPeacekeeping  #PKDay 

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It’s official! #Cuba  is the first country in the world to eliminate mother-child transmission of #HIV  & #AIDS .

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"We are concerned that India’s new Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 is fundamentally discriminatory in nature. We hope the Supreme Court of #India  will consider carefully the compatibility of the law with India’s international human rights obligations." -- @UNHumanRights 

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"We are deeply concerned that the latest restrictions in Indian-Administered#Kashmir  will exacerbate the human rights situation in the region. The fact that hardly any information at all is currently coming out is of great concern in itself," -- @UNHumanRights  spokesperson.

Independent @UN  experts urge #India  to end communications shutdown in #Kashmir . “The shutdown of the internet & telecommunication networks, without the Government justification, are inconsistent with the fundamental norms of necessity & proportionality."

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“Nobody should be subjected to administrative or criminal sanctions for taking part in a peaceful protests." @UN  human rights experts urge #HongKong  authorities to drop the criminal prosecution of 15 pro-democracy activists who participated in peaceful protests last year.

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𝙈𝙮 𝙢𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙖𝙜𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙥𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨: 𝙙𝙤 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙥𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙯𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙫𝙞𝙧𝙪𝙨. 𝙄𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙥𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚, 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠 𝙖𝙘𝙧𝙤𝙨𝙨 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙮 𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙞𝙚𝙨. @DrTedros  appeals for unity over #COVID19 

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. Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests in f #Palestinends  that "Israeli snipers shot at journalists, health workers, children and persons with disabilities, knowing they were clearly recognizable as such." Full report:

We are at war with a virus, and not winning it. It took the world 3 months to reach 100,000 confirmed cases. The next 100,000 happened in just 12 days. The third took 4 days. The fourth - 1.5 days. This war needs a war-time plan to fight it. #G20VirtualSummit  #COVID19 

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