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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 :
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:
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‼️
🔸 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
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 :
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:
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
"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
"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."
“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.
. 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