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UN Connect Newsletter - June 2017

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JUNE 2017 Edition

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1. Recognizing domestic workers (Read)
2. Cooperation and community empowerment to beat human trafficking (Read)
3. Profits for poultry farmers boosted (Read)
4. Indonesians take part to save the ocean at Ancol (Read)
5. UN Volunteers from Indonesia support UN Peacekeeping Missions around the world (Read)
6. Yoga for peace and harmony (Read)
7. UNCG Corner: Fare thee well Alice!

Recognizing domestic workers

​​The International Labour Organization (ILO), through its Promoting Decent Work for Domestic Workers (PROMOTE) Project, funded by the United States Department of Labour (USDOL), has been promoting decent work for domestic workers and elimination of child domestic labour through skills training programmes and standardized certification, as well as application of employment contracts. MORE

Cooperation and community empowerment to beat human trafficking

​Leaders from across the country agreed at a meeting in the bustling port city of Batam, that communities in Indonesia must cooperate to eliminate human trafficking. MORE

Profits for poultry farmers boosted

​Imagine being a poultry farmer, then one day you suffer huge losses as you are forced to kill 11,000 of your chickens. Bambang Sutrisno, a poultry farmer in Semarang district, Central Java, lived this experience when the highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) virus attacked his farm in August 2003. MORE
 

Indonesians take part to save the ocean at Ancol

​To coincide with the World Oceans Conference, UNIC Jakarta, in collaboration with the Indonesian Ministry of Environment and Forestry, organized a beach cleanup on the shores of Ancol beach, Jakarta’s main coastline destination. Collected in bags and weighed, a total of 145 kilos of trash was reclaimed from the sand and rock with help from both UN and ministerial staff, as well as numerous volunteers. The beach cleanup was an opportunity to highlight an environmental dilemma of gargantuan proportions; the plastic contamination of Indonesia’s treasured oceans. MORE
 

UN Volunteers from Indonesia support UN Peacekeeping Missions around the world

Celebrating the International Day of UN Peacekeepers on 29 May 2017, UN Volunteers (UNV) Indonesia interviewed four international UN Volunteers from Indonesia who have completed their assignments or are still on mission. Their inspiring stories shared through facebook, with photos from the field, garnered much interest from the public over the four weeks in May.  (https://www.facebook.com/UNVIndonesia/MORE
 

Yoga for peace and harmony

Yoga is an ancient physical, mental and spiritual practice that originated in India. The word ‘yoga’ derives from Sanskrit and means to join or to unite, symbolizing the union of body and consciousness. MORE

UNCG Corner: Fare thee well Alice!

The UN Communications Group wishes Francesca Alice the best in her next journey. Alice has been a big part of the Group and leaves the UN this June. We will miss you!
 
 
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