In a time of division, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s commitment to equality, peace, and #HumanRights serve as an inspiration for action to create a society that values all people. On this day, we reflect on his legacy and recommit ourselves to the causes he championed. . . . #Standup4HumanRights #MLK #MLKDay #JoinTogether
Racism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and Islamophobia are poisoning our societies. We must stand up against them. Every time. Everywhere. --@unitednations Secretary-General António Guterres. . Every day, each and every one of us can stand up against racial prejudice and intolerant attitudes . . . #StandUp4HumanRights #FightRacism #HumanRights
“…I just wish more Americans could come and witness first-hand the practical work on the ground that @worldfoodprogramme_official and other @unitednations agencies do in places like #Yemen, where critical functions are carried out in hazardous conditions and amid incredible obstacles.”—Stephen Anderson, WFP Country Director for Yemen . Learn more about Steve Anderson’s and #WFP’s lifesaving work in Yemen by clicking the link in our bio . . . #ZeroHunger #Humanitarian #UnitedNations #GlobalGoals #SDGs #USUN #USAforUN
The start of a new year is often a time for reflection and resolution. @unitednations Secretary-General António Guterres shared a message with the world for 2018, saying: “As we begin 2018, I call for unity. I truly believe we can make our world more safe and secure. We can settle conflicts, overcome hatred, and defend shared values. But we can only do that together…I urge leaders everywhere to make this New Year’s resolution: Narrow the gaps. Bridge the divides. Rebuild trust by bringing people together around common goals.” . What’s your New Year’s resolution for the world? Comment below! . . . Photo: @nasa . #NYE #NewYears #NewYear2018 #UnitedNations #UN #GlobalGoals #SDGs
After four years of conflict in #SouthSudan, suffering continues to grow, needs are outpacing resources, and the international community must continue to focus on helping vulnerable people while urging #peace. According to @un_ocha , 7.6 million people in South Sudan are in need of aid. The @UnitedNations, alongside local communities and humanitarian partners, are urgently working to provide support. Learn how you can help by clicking the link in our bio. [Photo: OCHA] . . . #UnitedNations #OCHA #Humanitarian #HumanitarianAid #GlobalGoals #SDGs
Repost from @cookstoves: Did you know globally🌍, women spend 4x as much time cooking and preparing meals compared to men? Introducing more efficient cookstoves and alternative fuels can significantly reduce time poverty and unpaid work. • • • #cookstoves #timepoverty #womenempowerment #fuels #UN #globalgoals #SDGs #women #cleancooking #genderequality
As leaders came together for #COP23 this November, hundreds of Instagram users united to share their unique perspective on #climatechange - from the banks of the Amazon to the edge of the Arctic. . Thank you for joining our #EyeOnClimate campaign to heighten the urgency for bold #ClimateAction. Your photos and stories serve as powerful testimonies for why climate change can no longer be viewed as a distant issue. It’s clear that we already witness real impacts in many of our most pressing challenges, including hunger, gender equality, ocean health, and more. That’s why action on #climate is essential to achieving a healthy, sustainable world for all. . We can only see this bright future with our #EyeOnClimate. . To view all the #EyeOnClimate posts shared by us and by users across the globe, check out the link in our bio.
As we conclude our #EyeOnClimate series, we are looking up and ahead toward powerful climate solutions. This photo from photojournalist @gretarybus highlights a very visible solution many of us see every day, yet often don’t recognize: forests. According to @nature_org, reforesting the millions of hectares of lands that have been cleared for human activity could absorb billions of tonnes of carbon dioxide without disrupting food production. . In this photo, a young man harvests maria fruits in Panama, a country facing the pressures of #deforestation. As is Guna tradition, when he was born, his family planted a series of plants to sustain him and teach him about farming as he grew into an adult. . The Guna, we have a coast full of forests. And we know it captures carbon from the air, so we protect it, while developed countries have destroyed forests. Indigenous people and poor people like us are keeping forests, helping control heat. Now that big countries are discussing #climatechange, they should prioritize helping poor countries to protect forests. . – Guillermo Archibold, agronomist. Guna Yala, Panama. . How is your #EyeOnClimate? . . Share your climate change story with us, using the hashtag #EyeOnClimate. To see more stories of real climate impacts and solutions, check out the link in our bio.
On the final day of our #EyeOnClimate series - a campaign dedicated to raising awareness of climate change impacts and solutions around the @UnitedNations’ Annual Meeting on Climate Change, #COP23 - we’re sharing this photo taken by adventure photographer @funforlouis: . “Flying into Christmas Island showed me the scary reality of #climatechange. The aerial view is stunning but it’s easy to see how rising water levels will affect these low-lying islands. Sadly large parts of the territory could be underwater by 2050.” . - @funforlouis . For vulnerable island communities, such as Christmas Island, the effects of climate change are already taking hold. At COP23, the Fijian Presidency united the global community under the powerful perspective of island communities facing rising sea levels, intensified cyclones, persistent droughts, and more. Together, with leaders from 197 nations, they forged actions to bring the goals of the #ParisAgreement to life and to hold warming well below 2°C. . Share your climate change story with us, using the hashtag #EyeOnClimate. To see more photos, check out @Climasphere and our link in the bio.