Education is something most of us take for granted yet 3.5 million children miss out on something we see as a chore. That 3.5 million miss the power of education because education is power, the power of knowledge, the power of choice and the power of controlling their own future. These children are eager to learn and it is their human right to have an education. These children have already lost their homes we can not allow them to out miss their future due to a lack of education.
(That 3.5 million was an estimate from 2 years ago and the number of refugees has only grown since then and so has the number of refugee children)
La madre tierra sufre y lo expresa en graves consecuencias, tenemos que tomar medidas urgentes contra el uso de plástico, tenemos un desafío global muy grande para reducir y acabar con la contaminación en los océanos que se incrementa cada año y que afecta sobre todo a las especies animales.
Casi el 80% de la basura que hay en el mar proviene de la tierra. La mayor parte es de plástico... Y en 2050 habrá más plástico que peces.
El ser humano a estado consumiendo en exceso plásticos desechables que no tienen más que un solo uso y además no son biodegradables por lo que es muy difícil su descomposición. “Pese a las consecuencias que su uso desmedido genera cada año, se vierten en el océano 13 millones de toneladas de plásticos", señaló la agencia del Medio Ambiente de la ONU.
Mother Earth suffers and expresses it in serious consequences, we have to take urgent measures against the use of plastic, we have a very big global challenge to reduce and eliminate the pollution in the ocean that increases every year and that affects above all the animal species.
Almost 80% of the garbage in the sea comes from us. Most of it’s plastic ... by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish on the ocean.
The human being has been consuming excess disposable plastics that have only a one time use and that are also not biodegradable, this makes it so difficult to decompose.
"Despite the consequences that this excessive use generates every year, 13 million tons of plastics are poured into the ocean," the UN Environment Agency said.
Meet the Leaders!
Hi, UNA Members & Bruins! 🐻
This is Katy Matter, our treasurer, from south-west Florida. Katy is currently a sophomore majoring in mathematics, minoring in chemistry, and is on the pre-med track with plans to attend medical school after graduating from Belmont.
Katy joined UNA with the hopes of making a difference in her community and she looks forward to her time with the organization!
In her free time, she enjoys playing with her dogs, eating ice cream, running, and exploring Nashville.
Some of Katy’s favorite things about Nashville are: - how friendly the people are
- The food (so many good restaurants!!)
- Seasons ( Florida only has one of these) - And The country music scene
#Repost @unitednations "Here is the UN Charter -- a small book but one that enshrines all that is needed for peace, sustainable & inclusive development and human rights. It’s a book which I'm hopeful can help us make this a better world and I’m pleased to place it in this Peace Forum." #UnitedNations Secretary-General António Guterres joined world leaders in donating a book of his choice to the peace library at Sunday's #ParisPeaceForum. He gave a copy of the UN Charter -- the historic document which created the UN in the hope of peace for "we the peoples." In Paris to commemorate #ArmisticeDay on the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War, the Secretary-General said that "the horror of the great global conflicts cannot be forgotten...But horror must never prevail over hope." “I will not sit back and watch an assault on multilateralism just when it is most needed.” 📷: @benbakerphoto
UN chief commends India’s progress towards Sustainable Development Goals
UN Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday praised India’s progress on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular the pursuit of Sanitation for All and Affordable and Clean Energy, which featured heavily during day-two of his official visit to the country.
Speaking at the closing session of the Mahatma Gandhi International Sanitation Convention in New Delhi, Mr. Guterres noted Gandhi’s long record of advocacy and action on the issue, adding that the decision to begin marking the 150th anniversary of Gandhi’s birth – which takes place on 2 October next year – with the Convention, was a “fitting tribute to this great human being and example to us all.” An estimated 2.3 billion people, said Mr. Guterres, still do not have basic sanitation facilities. Almost 1 billion defecate in the open, a practice that “poses a serious threat to children, contributing to diarrhoea and to malnutrition and stunting that has a lifelong impact.” The UN chief outlined some of the many consequences and risks of poor sanitation, including disease, stunting and indignity, and pointed out that it “exacerbates inequalities between men and women, rich and poor, city and countryside. And it has major implications for human rights and human dignity.” .
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