In Focus
Heidi Latsky Dance
International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3 December)

The theme for this year’s International Day is “Achieving 17 Goals for the Future We Want”. The observance coincides with the 10-year anniversary of the adoption of the CRPD – one of the most quickly and widely ratified international treaties put forth by the United Nations to date.

In the Spotlight

Wagner Moura
Wagner Moura

Brazil’s leading actor Wagner Moura is the The International Labour Organization (ILO) Goodwill Ambassador in the fight to end modern slavery. Moura began collaborating with the ILO in 2013 when he supported the Red Card campaign to end child labour. On the occasion of International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, he explains why we should all commit to help end modern slavery by joining the ILO’s 50 for Freedom campaign. There are 21 million women, children and men around the world today who are victims of forced labour. Slavery has absolutely no place in today’s world.

The UN System at Work

UN Food and Agriculture Organization

One in three people suffers some form of malnutrition - estimated to cost economies $3.5 trillion per year. The International Symposium on Sustainable Food Systems for Healthy Diets and Improved Nutrition (1-2 December) is looking at country-level challenges and successes to shed light on effective approaches to reshaping food production, processing, marketing and retail systems to better tackle the problem of malnutrition, which blights the lives of billions of individuals and can trap generations in a vicious cycle of poverty and malnutrition.  The UN System 

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