In Focus
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Orange the World!

Starting on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, 25 November, the United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women invites you to “Orange the world: End violence against women and girls.” Join the UNiTE campaign and organize “Orange Events” between 25 November and 10 December 2015.

In the Spotlight

Scoring Against Ebola

Yaya Touré, Ivorian international football star and UNEP Global Ambassador filmed a video called “We’ve Got Your Back” with footballers Carlton Cole, Kei Kamara, Fabrice Muamba, Andros Townsend and Patrick Vieira, and British actor Idris Elba, to help to rebuild trust and support for Ebola healthcare workers. These workers face daily challenges of limited equipment, shortages in pay and worse, are often met with fear and abuse from the communities they serve. The health workers fighting Ebola are the true heroes.

The UN System at Work

International Labour Organization

Approximately 21 million people are victims of forced labour around the world, generating approximately $150 billion a year in illicit profits. With the ratification by Norway, following a similar action by Niger, of the International Labour Organization protocol on forced labour, a significant step has been taken towards ending the scourge, as the agency’s binding instruments generally provide that an adopted protocol only comes into force 12 months after being ratified by two member States.

The UN System 

Action 2015 - Gender Equality
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