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Investing in girls & women is an investment in a country’s future.

That's why today, Britain is backing a United Nations panel to boost women's economic empowerment around the world. It's time for equal pay and equal work. It's time to #EmpowerWomen:

http://ow.ly/Xm1KK

- with UN Women and World Bank​
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Justine Greening- 'Across Syria, Assad and other parties to the conflict are willfully impeding humanitarian access on a daily basis. It is outrageous, unacceptable and illegal to use starvation as a weapon of war.

The people of ‪#‎Madaya‬ are not alone in facing these horrors. They represent just 10% of people in besieged areas and 1% of people in so-called hard-to-reach areas in Syria.

The Assad regime and all parties to the conflict [must] allow immediate and unfettered access to all areas of Syria, not just Madaya.'

http://ow.ly/WUklT

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Today, 6 months on from the devastating earthquake which hit Nepal, UK aid continues to support the most vulnerable.

DFID reacted swiftly to the disaster with a package of UK aid totalling £70 million which has provided support for hundreds of thousands of people.

Dignity kits for girls and women are just one example of how we've helped.

#NepalEarthquake
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Empowerment for girls and women starts with education!

We stand ‪#‎withMalala‬ >>> http://ow.ly/TL55j

#education #Malala #withMalala. Picture: Simon Davis/DFID
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How can we make the world a better place by 2030? Why must we do things differently if we are to deliver on the Global Goals?

This TED Talks video has some interesting ideas: http://ow.ly/TuEC9

#GlobalGoals #TEDTalks
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NEW BLOG!

Anne is a 65 year old widow. She looks after 8 of her grandchildren and her 103-year-old mother-in-law Elisabeth. She also runs her household, farms a small plot of land and works as a peer educator on HIV issues.

Older people play a vital role in their families and communities. On International Day of Older Persons find out why healthy ageing is key to development: http://ow.ly/SSM8E 

#‎IDOP2015‬

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JOBS: Are you passionate about harnessing the power of digital technologies and promoting innovation for development? Do you have experience in leading innovation for social good?

Apply now for our Head of Innovation role:

http://ow.ly/WX7d4

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This winter, we are matching pound for pound every donation to UNICEF UK's Children of Syria Appeal. That means that your donation can go even further to help Syrian children stay safe and warm this winter!

To donate, text BLANKET to 70111 to give £3. We will double your gift. 

Texts cost £3 plus 1 standard rate SMS. Unicef receives 100% of your donation. By texting, you consent to future telephone contact from Unicef. (http://unicef.uk/sms)

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More than 200 years since Edison invented the lightbulb, more than two-thirds of people in Africa have no electricity. Until recently, Elizabeth had to buy expensive, toxic kerosene in order to cook and light her home. But now, thanks to a DFID-supported project, she has solar power in her home as well as a clean cookstove. Find out more about ‪our new campaign #‎EnergyAfrica : https://lnkd.in/e6PdZgy

#energy #solarpower #energyaccess #Globalgoals #Goal7  
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Nigeria has the power! But it's not yet reaching its full energy potential: http://ow.ly/TuDoZ

See how solar power could bring clean energy across the country in our infographic – and watch out for more next week as we unveil ‪#‎EnergyAfrica‬: a campaign that joins up African politicians, investors and experts to bring power to millions of people across the continent.

#Energy #SolarPower #CleanEnergy #Nigeria #Africa
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This World Food Day, see how we're helping to beat malnutrition in Mauritania: http://ow.ly/Tu5OW

Living conditions in this isolated area of Africa are tough: a lack of rain and farm land means families face a constant threat of food shortages. But UK aid is there – helping prevent more than 45,000 children suffering malnutrition and giving thousands of mums and mums-to-be the health advice to help them look after their loved ones. See the full gallery at: http://ow.ly/Tu5OW

#WorldFoodDay #food   #nutrition #UKaid  

- with Action Against Hunger UK & European Commission.

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IT'S OFFICIAL! Today, the United Nations has signed up to the Global Goals for a better world by 2030. It’s the most amazing to-do list ever seen! Let's get started! http://ow.ly/SFEtT

- with +The Global Goals #GlobalGoals #UNGA  
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We lead the UK’s work to end extreme poverty.
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We're ending the need for aid by creating jobs, unlocking the potential of girls and women and helping to save lives when humanitarian emergencies hit.