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Health investments in child survival also help in breaking intergenerational cycles of poverty. When children are healthy, they are better able to learn in school and can earn more as adults.

The new +UNICEF study "Narrowing the Gaps: The power of investing in the poorest children" explains how: http://uni.cf/2sS1UIE



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The important work of the UN doesn't always make the headlines:

The United Nations ...
... helps over 1 million women a month overcome pregnancy risks.
... vaccinates 45% of the world's children, saving 3 million lives a year.
... is making a difference.

Find out more about what the United Nations does here: http://bit.ly/2tqvKTb


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#TBT:

"The best tribute we can pay this great man is not words or in ceremonies, but actions that improve our world."
-- United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on #MandelaDay.

From Brazil to the the Philippines to Tunisia to South Africa, UN staff joined people around the world on Tuesday's Nelson Mandela International Day by devoting their time to help others.

In NYC, UN volunteers helped keep New York's harbour healthy and resilient by cleaning its shorelines of litter and invasive plants, and learnt about the importance of urban farming in raising awareness about nutritious food for all communities (pictured).

📷: UN Social Media Team

#GlobalGoals #Time2Serve #ThrowbackThursday
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There are 36.7 million people living with #HIV globally.

The new +UNAIDS report shows that the world is on track to provide HIV treatment to 30 million people living with HIV by 2020.

AIDS is not over. But it can be.

Find out more: bit.ly/2tb4oQk

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Tobacco use kills more than 7 million people each year.

The new +World Health Organization report on "The Global Tobacco Epidemic" reveals that more countries have implemented tobacco control policies, but industry interference continues to hamper government efforts.

Get all the report findings here: http://bit.ly/2vjx8rf

#tobacco #health #globalgoals 
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Gender equality is the key to achieving the #GlobalGoals!

Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes fuels productivity, growth and thriving economies. Hence, gender equality is not only a fundamental human right, but a necessary foundation for a peaceful, prosperous and sustainable world.

Yet, women and girls continue to suffer discrimination and violence in every part of the world. +UN Women works to combat gender bias, empower women, and make gender equality a lived reality.

Find out more: http://www.unwomen.org
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"The best tribute we can pay this great man is not words or in ceremonies, but actions that improve our world."
-- United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on #MandelaDay.

Get ideas on how to take action and inspire change: http://bit.ly/jzCBwS

#NelsonMandela #Time2Serve
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"Overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life. While poverty persists, there is no true freedom." -- Nelson Mandela

On Tuesday's #MandelaDay, join people around the world by devoting 67 minutes of your time – one minute for every year of Mandela’s public service – in the service of humanity.

Get ideas for actions you can take against poverty here: http://bit.ly/jzCBwS

#NelsonMandela #Time2Serve #UN #UnitedNations
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The UN works to save lives.

Eliminating smallpox and declaring the Americas measles free are just two examples.

Find out more about what the UN does to promote and protect good health worldwide: http://bit.ly/2t6yQdd

📹: UN Foundation

#GlobalGoals
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From 1.7 billion in 1999, the number of people living below extreme poverty line has come down to 767 million in 2013.

New findings released in the 2017 Sustainable Development Goals report show that most of these people live in fragile situations where the benefits of development are not equally shared.

“Implementation has begun, but the clock is ticking,” said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres of the #GlobalGoals.
See the latest report findings here: http://bit.ly/2ud4MkV

#poverty #development #UnitedNations #UN
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