#tourtuesday: the human rights and alliance of civilizations room, which is home to the human rights council at the #unitednations in geneva, features a unique ceiling creation by the spanish artist miguel barceló. it consists of many layers of paint of different colours, composed of pigments from across the world.
the human rights council is responsible for promoting and protecting the
human rights of all people all over the world, making sure that all people have the same rights, checking what governments do to protect the rights of people in their countries and if governments do what they agreed on at the un, as well as helping people whose rights were taken away.
every four and a half years, on a rotational basis, all 193 countries that are part of the #unitednations undergo a review of the human rights situation in their countries.
Wilmar enjoys her school lunch with a friend. she is one of 47 students from #venezuela who get a hot meal every day at this school feeding programme in cúcuta, #colombia.
countless children across the globe go to school on an empty stomach, which makes it hard for them to focus on lessons. many simply do not go to classes at all, as their families need them to help in the fields or around the house.
for all of them, a daily school meal means better nutrition and health as well as increased access to education, because it is a strong incentive for parents to consistently send children to school.
In the latest issue of @time , #unitednations secretary-general antónio guterres calls for urgent and ambitious #climateaction. "last month i visited #tuvalu, where i saw the heartbreaking impact of the global climate emergency: rising seas disrupting the lives of families, affecting their livelihoods or forcing them to leave their homes," said the secretary-general. "what’s happening in tuvalu and other pacific island nations is a sign of what’s in store for us all.
@antonioguterres welcomes his predecessor ban ki-moon as well as mary robinson, @juanmanuelsantos and ellen johnson sirleaf of @theelders_org to the #unitednations. "i’m grateful for the contributions the elders make through their personal wisdom to the causes of peace, justice, sustainable and inclusive development, and human rights," said the secretary-general.
"i wanted to be part of this meaningful and exciting career." south africa's dimakatso maila leads nearly 40 un peacekeepers #servingforpeace with the @unpeacekeeping mission in democratic republic of congo. "if you are a woman of integrity and you love what you do, you will always conquer your fears." when she started this career in 2018 and got deployed in a peacekeeping mission, she thought it would be impossible but now "it’s like a daily routine". "as a woman and a leader serving outside the borders of my country, i encourage all young people to join the military and be part of this exciting career in peacekeeping." 📸: monusco #globalgoals#unitednations
Meet six-year-old ghadeer, whose family fled violence in northern hama, #syria. “my parents told me that we can’t go back home until the fighting stops. we left our house very quickly because there were so many loud sounds of explosions.” the latest escalation follows months of rising violence in the area which has left scores of children dead and injured. @unicef is working in syria and across the region to protect children, help them cope with the impact of conflict and resume their childhoods. this includes improving access to education and psychosocial support services to help them recover from trauma and restore a sense of normalcy, as well as delivering critical humanitarian assistance in hard-to-reach areas.
regram: @unicef | 📸: khalil ashawi / unicef
Last month @antonioguterres visited #tuvalu, where he saw the heartbreaking impact of the global climate emergency: rising seas disrupting the lives of families, affecting their livelihoods or forcing them to leave their homes. "what’s happening in tuvalu and other pacific island nations is a sign of what’s in store for us all," said the secretary-general. "we need urgent #climateaction to save tuvalu — and save the world." regram: @antonioguterres | 📸: @cgregoryphoto for @time
On thursday's world #albinismday, @unalbinism, @nydg_foundation and @stephsinclairpix have come together to share images aimed at embracing diversity and promoting human rights. no one should be marginalized because of physical appearance.
albinism is a rare, non-contagious, genetically inherited condition which occurs worldwide. people with albinism often face discrimination and violence, but they are #stillstandingstrong.
A small child is surrounded by livestock in a mongolian pasture.
for 30 years, herding livestock enabled dorjgotov, the child's father, to provide for his family by covering living expenses and paying for his children’s education. however, prolonged droughts and harsh winters in the rural pasturelands of #mongolia are driving herders like dorjgotov from their native lands and into cities as herding becomes more and more challenging.
future projections estimate that over 140 million people in sub-saharan africa, south asia and latin america may be forced to migrate within their own countries due to the detrimental impacts of climate change.
the #unitednations migration organization (iom) supports millions of people worldwide who have been forced from their homes due to natural disasters, conflict and climate change.
regram: @unmigration | 📸: nyamdavaa yondonjamts / iom
Two young boys carry water to a camp for internally displaced people near jowhar, #somalia.
a new #unitednations habitat report found that people and communities that do not have the property rights to their land and homes are often the most vulnerable to the effects of climate-related disasters, ranging from drought to floods.
un-habitat works to promote socially- and environmentally-sustainable human settlements for people around the world.
regram: @unhabitat | 📸: tobin jones / amisom #climateaction#globalgoals#withrefugees
A young girl from xaymoua village in #laos shares a sunny smile with the camera. she is one of about 140,000 primary school students in laos who receives school meals from the world food programme (wfp). in addition to providing healthy school meals, wfp also helps schools grow their own native, leafy green vegetables and herbs to supplement their daily meals with important nutrients. the students enjoy growing their own vegetables, while also learning about the importance of proper nutrition.