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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | Sunset lenticular clouds above Island of Pag, #Croatia are pictured here.

This is just one of several beautiful pictures selected for the World Meteorological Organization's annual calendar and is the feature image for July. More than 1,100 amazing photos were submitted for this year's competition.

Swipe left to see some of the most impressive entries from all around the world, all of which demonstrate the beauty and power of weather and the environment.

Regram: @wmo_omm | 📸: Danijel Palčić, Seok-Heon Yoon & Aleksandar Gospic

#GlobalGoals #ClimateAction

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | Wangeci, an artisanal miner in #Kenya, is one of the few women working in the male-dominated global mining industry. "At first it was quite difficult, especially with the heavy lifting that is required of us at the mines," she explains. "However, after years of working here, I'm now capable of working just as hard as my male counterparts." Many of the metals used to make electronics are thanks to the work of miners like Wangeci.⁠ Earlier this year, the #UnitedNations Development Programme (UNDP) launched a new initiative to improve working conditions for artisanal miners across eight countries.

Regram: @UNDP | 📷: UNDP Kenya/ Allan Gichigi and Kevin Ouma⁠

#GlobalGoals

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | 21-month-old Amani gets measured to check if she is malnourished at a @WorldFoodProgramme distribution point in Al Udayn, #Yemen.

Amani was brought here by her 10-year-old brother, Ahmed. She is one of the 3 million women and children the WFP is ramping up efforts to provide nutritional support for in Yemen.

The current level of hunger in Yemen is unprecedented and is causing severe hardship for millions of people. Despite ongoing humanitarian assistance, 15.9 million people wake up hungry every day.  In response, our colleagues from WFP are working tirelessly to ensure all those affected, especially the most vulnerable populations, have adequate access to nutritious food.

Regram: @wfpusa | 📸: WFP/Mohammed Awadh

#GlobalGoals  #ZeroHunger

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | #FlashbackFriday to 1963 when Soviet cosmonauts Yuri Gagarin and Valentina Tereshkova visited #UnitedNations Headquarters in #NYC.

Valentina was the first woman to have flown in space on a solo mission, while Yuri was the first human being to make a space flight.

On Friday, history was made again as two @NASA astronauts: @astro_christina and @astro_jessica participated in the first all-female spacewalk.

Space science and technology contribute to achieving the #GlobalGoals and help maintain outer space for peaceful purposes. 📷: UN Photo

#FBF

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | A family arrives at the Bardarash camp in Dohuk, #Iraq after traveling for days to seek safety from the ongoing violence in north-east #Syria. 
At least 160,000 people have been displaced since the beginning of the crisis a little more than a week ago. They are fleeing military advances and hostilities. Many have been displaced multiple times from one area to another.

The #UnitedNations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is helping Syrian refugees arriving in Dohuk by providing them with hot meals, water, shelter and medical assistance. 
Regram: @refugees | 📷: UNHCR/ Rasheed Hussein⁣

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | Girls play hide and seek in #India. 
Over 663 million children are living in multidimensional poverty across the world, deprived of education, adequate nutrition, shelter, clean water and sanitation. ⠀

Poverty hits children more starkly than adults, the youngest children bear the greatest burden. Compared to 1 in 6 adults, 1 in 3 children is multidimensionally poor. "Ending extreme poverty is at the heart of the world’s efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and build a sustainable future for all," said #UnitedNations Secretary-General @antonioguterres on Thursday's #EndPoverty Day.

Regram: @undpasiapacific | 📷: UNDP India

#StandUp4HumanRights #GlobalGoals

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | Meet Rama and her brother, refugees from #Syria who were resettled in #Switzerland. “I will become the third doctor in my family after my older brothers become doctors,” says Rama, who has bright hopes for the future. 
Since the beginning of the crisis in Syria in 2011, @unmigration  has helped 100,000 Syrian refugees to resettle from #Lebanon to third countries around the world.

Regram: @unmigration | 📷: Muse Mohammed / IOM

#ForMigration #WithRefugees #GlobalGoals

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | Farmers in Kaya, Burkina Faso, work together to weed out a garden in efforts to restore degraded land and improve cereal production.

These community gardens are part of the @WorldFoodProgramme's efforts to step up food assistance in the Sahel region and to prevent vulnerable communities from sliding deeper into food insecurity and malnutrition.

There is enough food on the planet for every single person, but about 1/3 of food produced for human consumption is wasted, while 821 million people are affected by hunger.

On Wednesday's #WorldFoodDay and every day, you can help #StopTheWaste by shopping smarter, improving food storage and eating left-overs.

Regram: @wfpusa | 📸 WFP / George Fominyen

#GlobalGoals

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | UN peacekeepers from #Uruguay in #Haiti in 2015. 
On Tuesday, the @UNPeacekeeping mission in Haiti completed its mandate, bringing to a close 15 consecutive years of UN peacekeepers #ServingForPeace there. 
The #UnitedNations is now transitioning from our peace operation to a political presence in the country. 
We will continue to support Haiti and its people, with a seamless transition from peacekeeping to peacebuilding, and a focus on sustainable development. 📸: Logan Abassi UN/MINUSTAH

#GlobalGoals

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | Sheep graze peacefully on the grounds of the Palais des Nations, home to the #UnitedNations in Geneva, #Switzerland.

Every October, sheep are let on the Palais grounds to graze for several weeks. This way, the grass is cut in an ecologically sustainable manner and natural fertilizer is provided for the grass and flowers that will grow next spring. The grazing sheep reduce the need to use lawnmowers and the fossil fuels required to operate them. This yearly initiative is one of UN Geneva's many  #ClimateAction commitments.

Regram: @ungeneva | 📷: UN Photo / Miladin Bogetić

#GlobalGoals #TourTuesday

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | Three women pose for a picture on their family-run farm near Itaóca, in São Paulo state, #Brazil.

Globally, one in three employed women work in agriculture. Empowering rural women is central to enhanced agricultural production, food security and natural resource management.

On Tuesday's International Day of #RuralWomen, join us in celebrating their invaluable contribution to building a more sustainable, resilient future for us all! 📸: @unwomen / Lianne Milton

#GlobalGoals

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EUROPESE OMROEP | OPENN | NPO.DIGITAL | This little one is among the more than 160,000 people who have reportedly fled escalating violence in northeast #Syria.

Our colleagues from UNICEF are urgently working with partners to provide clean drinking water, food and health check-ups to the most vulnerable.

On Monday, UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres called for immediate de-escalation and emphasized that civilians must be protected at all times. He also stressed that unimpeded and safe humanitarian access to civilians in need must be guaranteed in order to allow the #UnitedNations and its humanitarian partners to continue to carry out its critical work in northern Syria.

Regram: @UNICEF | 📸: UNICEF /Syria 2019/Souleiman

#NotATarget #ChildrenUnderAttack #GlobalGoals
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