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SDG Planning Calendar 2020

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  Audrey Azoulay’ tweet on the passing of Mohammad-Reza Shajarian, master of Persian traditional music
Shajarian was a legend and a living monument of Iranian traditional music. He received both UNESCO Picasso medal and Mozart medal, as a recognition of his unparalleled talent, and commitment to artistic freedom.

 The UN World Food Programme has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize
The UN World Food Programme (WFP), which provides lifesaving food assistance to millions across the world – often in extremely dangerous and hard-to-access conditions – has been awarded the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize.

 UN supporting ‘trapped’ domestic violence victims during COVID-19 pandemic
The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) says that domestic violence was already one of the greatest human rights violations. Some 243 million women and girls (aged 15-49) have been subjected to sexual or physical violence by an intimate partner in the last 12 months, as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, this number is likely to grow.

 What COVID-19 Can Teach Us About Sustainability
Sustainability is the concept of maintaining equitable conditions across not only socioeconomic and geographic barriers, but also across generations and through time. Sustainability seeks to demonstrate that there is a way for society to progress and prosper in harmony with the planet. It’s about maintaining a healthy balance between people and the environment.

 UN Secretary-General António Guterres :"Our response to COVID-19 must respect the rights and dignity of older people"
The COVID-19 pandemic is causing untold fear and suffering for older people across the world.The fatality rate for older people is higher overall, and for those over 80, it is five times the global average.

 UN mobilizes global cooperation in science-based COVID-19 responses
The United Nations is mobilizing international cooperation to harness the power of science to tackle the coronavirus pandemic, while also working with partners to explore innovative crisis responses tools. The COVID-19 pandemic raises our awareness of the importance of science, both in research and international cooperation – UNESCO Director-General Audrey Azoulay

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