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There are +370m indigenous peoples in 90 countries protecting their forests homes, which are home to 80% of Earth’s terrestrial biodiversity. Their agency of & are vital for protecting .
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Modern conflicts are more protracted, leading to longer periods of internal displacement--at least 17 yrs. Refugee situations now last ~26 yrs.⁣ Sustainable peace starts with stabilization so communities can return to rebuild lives:
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Our ocean is the 💙 of our planet & it needs our help. Overfishing, pollution from land, rising 🌡️ & acidification are threatening the . What we do on land affects ;
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Data is knowledge and tech is transforming demands for . Here's the blueprint for :
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This focuses on protecting , the millions of species that are part of Earth's . Life w/o nature, 🐦 birds, 🐝 bees, 🌳 trees, wildlife 🦍🦒🐺🦁, , & 🐳🐠, is no life at all:
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Indigenous communities are preserving the last of the axolotl, an endangered amphibian found in only 1 place on Earth. It can regenerate its limbs & even its spinal cord.  
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17 million children worldwide are displaced in their own country by conflict. Their education can't wait for war to end. This is of an Iraqi school we restored after the region was liberated from ISIS:
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UN Development 16h
+200 m people globally could be displaced due to 🔺frequent & severe extreme weather. We're the 's largest provider of grant assistance, w/ projects supporting in +140 countries to ⏬ risks & ⏫ .
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Unsustainable harvesting is now threatening some with extinction. This Small Grants Programmes project is saving the land crab:
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UN Development 19h
Bats 🦇 can eat +600 disease-carrying mosquitoes in 1 hour. They're also vital pollinators. But 🦇 are losing habitats to human activity & dying off due to extreme weather events due to climate change. We need balance to have healthy
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90% of global trade relies on ships 🚢 to transport goods. 🚢 can unknowingly transport , which are invasive plants & marine species that can harm new ecosystems. We work with , , & the shipping sector to ⛔ biofoul:
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UN Development Apr 20
🔺greenhouse gas = more heat🔺🌡️ = rapid melting of polar ice & mountain glaciers. This is causing to rise, which could affect 40% of global populations. 🏝️ nations like are racing to protect its coastlines from 🌊.
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UN Development Apr 20
Earth has lost over half of its original to human activities. Indigenous environmentalists like William are the frontline of . He protects 🌳🌱 in the from illegal logging & mining.
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UN Development Apr 20
After these wetlands were drained, the soil turned to dust. With the help of 🐝🐝, these farmers are restoring the land back to health:
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UN Development Apr 19
How much longer would your day be w/o flushing toilets + piped water? 4 out of every 10 people worldwide live with water scarcity daily. We work with govts on public projects to bring to those who need it most.
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UN Development Apr 19
Zoljargal, is 1 of the few female entrepreneurs in her region of Mongolia where 🐎⛺ herders are struggling as pastures dry up due to . She credits her success to product packaging & sales training w/ & .
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UN Development Apr 19
Renewable energy will need to supply 70-85% of global ⚡ needs to prevent the hardest impacts of climate change. Ghana is inspiring 🌍 by accelerating production!
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UN Development Apr 19
🚫 1 in 4 young people are affected by violence. If we are to create a more peaceful, sustainable & prosperous world for all, to fulfill the , we need to unlock barriers for youth to lead the .
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UNDP Climate Apr 19
In advance of 🌎💚, take a look at how traditional knowledge in is used to conserve rare alpacas & foster livelihoods based on eco-friendly textile:
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UN Development Apr 19
How do national health workers stay coordinated to provide for the world’s largest vaccination program? In India, we’re working w/ the govt & on , a tech-based tool to track 💉💊 & keep citizens safe & healthy.
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