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Urgent action needed to accelerate access to sustainable and modern energy solutions, which is key for a resilient green recovery post-#COVID19.

Latest #TrackingSDG7 report 👉🏽 bit.ly/2Bb8ReB
The #TrackingSDG7 Report is out.

Read about the progress and find out how WHO & partners are strengthening cooperation between health and energy sectors to accelerate transition to clean energy.

👉🏽bit.ly/2Bb8ReB
Between 2000 and 2018, #Indonesia🇮🇩 saw the fastest growth in the percentage of people using clean fuels and technologies of any country.

The number of people lacking access to #CleanCooking in 🇮🇩 was reduced from 199 million➡️54 million.

bit.ly/2Bb8ReB

#TrackingSDG7
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Today's #MuseumsUnlocked topic is so interesting to me that I like to share an entire thread, instead of few tweets.
In all the territories of their Empire, #Romans built cities that always share common features and monuments: one of the most recognizable was the #Amphitheatre
Let's start our trip to the Romans amphitheatres from the Capital. The Flavian Amphitheatre, alias the #Colosseum (72-80 AD), is still the most iconic monument of #Rome. It could hold 50-80.000 people, assisting a variety of public spectacles, even sea battle! #MuseumsUnlocked
Also the already mentioned #Aquileia used to have its own amphitheatre, built in the I cent AD. Preserved only in remains, it was identified in the XIX cent. by E. Maionica and is currently under investigation by @UniVerona: looking forward for new discoveries! #MuseumsUnlocked
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#DYK today is #InternationalSculptureDay? We picked some sculptures from the FBI’s National Stolen Art File that we need you to help us find. If you notice a sculpture you recognize, submit a tip to tips.fbi.gov.
Do you have your head in the clouds? Stop daydreaming, and help the #FBI's Art Crime Team find Mr. Cloud, a sculpture made by Takashi Murakami in 2004. He measures 27.5 inches by 31.5 inches. Submit tips to tip.fbi.gov. #InternationalSculptureDay
Elephants have long memories, and so does the #FBI! Help us find Dotty Wotty, a stolen sculpture made by Tyree Guyton in 1996. The sculpture measures 24 inches by 12 inches. If you spot the elephant, submit a tip to tips.fbi.gov. #InternationalSculptureDay
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#DYK? Nationally the U.S. is in what is called the acceleration “interval” or phase of the #COVID19 pandemic. Acceleration is the increasingly steep upward part of the epidemiologic curve as the new virus infects more and more people. 1 of 3
Actions to reduce spread of the virus, such as social distancing, are key to #FlattenTheCurve. 2 of 3
Different parts of the country can be at different phases of the pandemic (different places on the epidemiologic curve) at different times. Local actions should be based on local circumstances. Learn more: bit.ly/2WXTBKT. 3 of 3
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#DYK the #FBI is the lead federal agency responsible for investigating violations of federal civil rights statutes? Our civil rights investigations focus on hate crimes, color of law violations, and Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act violations. ow.ly/W5eN50yQ2l7
Hate crimes are the highest priority of the FBI’s civil rights program due to the devastating impact they have on families and communities. Each year, the FBI provides hate crimes training for new agents, hundreds of current agents, and thousands of police officers worldwide.
Outreach is a vital component of the FBI’s civil rights program. The FBI conducts hundreds of seminars, workshops, and training sessions annually for law enforcement, minority and religious organizations, and community groups to promote cooperation and reduce civil rights abuses.
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NEXT UP: #7 Southern African Hedgehog (Atelerix frontalis) vs #10 Collared Pika (Ochotona collaris)!!! #2020MMM (Battle written with input from @PKurnath!)
Collared pikas are gray, potato-sized, herbivorous lagomorphs native to Yukon Territory & Alaska. Being roughly spherical and #SuperFLOOF-y means the pika is a pro at conserving heat in these cold climates. #2020MMM
Pikas are generalist herbivores, which means they can eat a little bit of lots of plants, but can't specialize on any one species. Sometimes they slurp grasses in like spaghetti noodles! #NoFigs #IPromise #2020MMM
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Saudi Royal controls Citigroup who *suggest* to Podesta names of people for Obama's administration. Set One #DYK #Q17 #QAnon
Set Three #WWG1WGA #DYK
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Happening now: students parroting the message of ex-Chrétien chief of staff Eddie Goldenberg await Meng Wanzhou’s arrival at the Law Courts. Are they paid to be here? #cdnpoli #bcpoli #humanrights
Meanwhile, on the Nelson Street side of the Law Courts, a protest against China’s mass-jailing of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang. #cdnpoli #bcpoli #HumanRights
Meanwhile, Uyghur protesters against China’s jailing of millions of Muslims in Xinjiang were outside Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou’s Shaughnessy mansion this morning. (Via @inamitchellfilm) #HumanRights #cdnpoli #uspoli #vanRE
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#YearInReview From February: Wilmot Terry Fox Run takes next step in fundraising with a new music CD newhamburgindependent.ca/community-stor…
@AllisterBradley @_seanbertram @timlouisjazz @Juneyt @NewHamburgIndy @rebeccabinn @twasnowmusic @charlenenaf @DTaylorOfficial @craignorriscbc #YearInReview In March 2019, we lost one of our most loyal and enthusiastic volunteers, Jim Dwyer. @HillRecord wrote about Jim in her Lifetimes column for @WR_Record. therecord.com/living-story/9…
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DYK the Srirangam Temple was ransacked twice in its history, once by Malik Gafur in 1311 and by Mohammed Bin Tuglaq in 1323?
The idols were removed overnight and hidden, sent to Tirunelveli first, then later to Kozhikode and even Melkote transported stealthily all over South India for 20 years before finding shelter in Tirupati. There they lay for 40 years .
Once Kampana, (the son of Bukka 1) defeated the Madurai Sultanate and reoccupied Madurai and Tanjavur, the famous Vaishnava Saint Vedanta Desika brought the idols back to Srirangam.
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FBI trivia was on @Jeopardy tonight, but we're not stumped. The #ClueCrew visited the FBI to film prompts for the “FBI Headquarters” category, and now the #BuCrew is here to give you more facts. #TodayonJ.
J. Edgar Hoover became assistant director of the Bureau of Investigation, the #FBI's predecessor, in 1921. Attorney General Harlan Fiske Stone appointed Hoover acting director on May 10, 1924, and by year's end, Hoover became director. #TodayOnJ fbi.gov/history/direct…
The #FBI's #ArtifactoftheMonth in December 2016 was J. Edgar Hoover's fedora—a style of hat traditionally associated with the iconic G-man image. #TodayOnJ flickr.com/photos/fbi/308…
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It's #WorldAIDSDay.
There were approximately 37.9 million people living with #HIV at the end of 2018.
🔹79% had been diagnosed
🔹62% were receiving treatment
🔹53% had achieved suppression of the HIV virus to the point at which they were at low risk of infecting others.
@WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO #DYK: HIV can now be diagnosed through rapid tests that can provide same-day results.
But no single test can provide a full #HIV diagnosis: a confirmatory test is required, conducted by a qualified and validated health worker at a community centre or clinic.
@WHOWPRO @WHOSEARO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO There is no cure for #HIV infection.
However, effective antiretroviral drugs can control the virus and help prevent onward transmission to other people.
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Men need to pay more attention to their health.

#DYK - some diseases affect men more than women:
- 6 in 10 tuberculosis cases are men
- 2/3 of suicides are by men

It’s time to check in on 👨🧔’s health

bit.ly/2O0zHKb #InternationalMensDay
@WHO_Europe @WHOSEARO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO @DrTedros @UN @UN_News_Centre Evidence suggests 👨 are more likely to:

•🚬 and 🍻
•Make unhealthy or risky choices
•Put off regular checkups & medical care

It’s time to talk about 👨`s health.
bit.ly/2O0zHKb #InternationalMensDay
@WHO_Europe @WHOSEARO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO @DrTedros @UN @UN_News_Centre @antonioguterres The harmful use of #alcohol killed nearly 3 million people in 2016.

3 out of 4 of these deaths were among 👨.

🍻 too much or too often, 📈 immediate risk of injury, causes liver damage, cancer, heart disease, & poor mental health.

bit.ly/2O0zHKb #InternationalMensDay
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Sexual and reproductive health means ensuring that:
💞 sex is safe, consensual & pleasurable
👨‍👩‍👧‍👦 people can achieve the family that they want
🤰 pregnancies are intended
🤱 women receive the care they need in pregnancy, and during and after childbirth

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@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO When women and girls 👧👵 are healthy, and can make their own choices about their health and their bodies, the whole of society gains.

bit.ly/2NQCu7J
#ICPD25
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @pahowho @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO Sexual and reproductive health care is integral to universal health coverage. We will not achieve #HealthForAll unless we ensure health systems work for all – including women and girls.

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#ICPD25
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Today is International Day of #MedicalPhysics.
Medical physicists help ensure quality in health care - they enhance radiation protection education and training, strengthen radiation safety culture and support implementation of radiation safety standards
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho We mark the International Day of #MedicalPhysics on 7 November to commemorate the anniversary of the birth of Marie Curie in 1867.
Curie pioneered research on radioactivity and discovered it destroys cancer cells faster than healthy cells, paving the way for radiotherapy
#DYK: WHO, @iaeaorg and @ilo have safety guidelines to protect health workers and patients subjected to radiation bit.ly/2WTSDNw
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#DYK American astronomer #VeraRubin was met by skeptics in the 1970s when she proposed evidence for dark matter. She studied galactic rotation curves.

#DarkMatterDay
According to Newton's laws, when objects rotate around a common centre, the ones furthest from the centre move more slowly than those near it. Otherwise, the furthest objects would fly off into space.

✨✨#DarkMatterDay
Rubin's observations of stars in galaxies didn't match this. Either there is mass that we can't see or gravity behaves differently than we presently know. #DarkMatter is now widely accepted in the scientific community thanks to the work of Vera Rubin.

✨✨✨#DarkMatterDay
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Today is #WorldCitiesDay.
Cities have a critical role in supporting better health.

Have your city do any of these actions? bit.ly/34fThro

#Cities4Health
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho From anti-tobacco actions in Beijing to road safety initiatives in Accra, a bike sharing scheme in Fortaleza, creating walkable streets for seniors in New York City: New WHO report how cities are driving progress in health bit.ly/34fThro

#WorldCitiesDay #Cities4Health
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @MikeBloomberg @BloombergDotOrg @VitalStrat London. Bangkok. Beijing. Accra. NYC.
#DYK: Over half of the world’s population now lives in cities. By 2050, two-thirds of the planet will be urban dwellers, and 90% of the shift will happen in Africa 🌍 and Asia 🌏bit.ly/34fThro

#WorldCitiesDay #Cities4Health
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Today is World #InternetDay.
Thanks to the Internet, WHO can get vital health information to millions of people through our website and social media accounts bit.ly/2PzTEZs

#Internet50
@WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO Have you checked out all of our accounts on various social media platforms
Twitter @WHO
Facebook facebook.com/WHO/
Instagram instagram.com/WHO/
LinkedIn linkedin.com/company/world-…
Pinterest pinterest.ch/worldhealthorg…
YouTube youtube.com/WHO
#InternetDay #Internet50
@WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO #DYK: all of WHO regional offices have Twitter accounts?

Americas @pahowho
Africa @WHOAFRO
Eastern Mediterranean @WHOEMRO
Europe @WHO_Europe
South-East Asia @WHOSEARO
Western Pacific @WHOWPRO

#InternetDay #Internet50
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The videos are to whet conversations on rights of persons with mental illness, persons who live with unique life stressors due to structural oppression. Section 21(1)(a) of #MHCA mandates equality & non-discrimination for all #PWMI What would that look like? Please share
TW: violence, lynching, caste violence, death. I'll start us off. In 2017-2018, three reported incidents of persons with mental illness PWMI being lynched & killed. There's a clear intersection here -with the victims belonging Muslim, Dalit & Tribal communities. Never Forget.
Many persons are involuntarily admitted to mental hospitals - especially women, homeless, economically vulnerable persons (irrespective of their mental health). Institutions are characterized by segregation, no respect for bodily rights, personal space of the users. #Rights #PWMI
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💧💧💧💧💧
Water is life, yet 1 in 3 people globally do not have access to safe drinking water🚰bit.ly/2L1GKl3 #WWWeek
@WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO Globally, at least 2 billion people use a drinking water source 🚰 contaminated with 💩.
Those left behind without safe water suffer the worst health consequences.
bit.ly/2umpywM #WWWeek
@WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO By 2025, half of the world’s population will be living in water-stressed areas.

Cholera recurs again and again where people are left behind without safe water 💧

bit.ly/2umpywM

#WWWeek
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#DYK the #FBI National Academy has its own Yellow Brick Road? Unlike the path to the Emerald City, our Yellow Brick Road is a 6.1-mile run that received its nickname after @MCB_Quantico placed yellow bricks on the wooded trail to guide runners.
During the run, students must climb over walls, run through creeks, jump through simulated windows, scale rock faces with ropes, crawl under barbed wire, and maneuver across a cargo net. When students finish the run, they receive a yellow brick to memorialize their achievement.
Students at the #FBI's National Academy recently completed a 1-mile run, their last fit challenge before they run the Yellow Brick Road. A student from New York broke the academy's record for the fastest mile, coming in at 5:02.
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#DYK: Diarrhoeal diseases such as cholera can be prevented with supply of safe water💧
WHO evaluation on proven #water treatment technologies available now: bit.ly/2Kl0lL4

📷: @wateraid
@wateraid @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOSEARO Not all water💧 treatment technologies are effective.
Make sure yours is!
WHO evaluation on proven #water treatment technologies bit.ly/2Kl0lL4

📷: @UNICEF
@wateraid @WHOAFRO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHO_Europe @WHOSEARO @UNICEF I need a water💧 purifier-but which one?

👉🏽WHO evaluation on proven #water treatment technologies bit.ly/2Kl0lL4

📷:@wateraid
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Like many reporters, I collect passes for events I cover. @JustinTrudeau staff wouldn’t let me keep this from @CoastGuardCAN photo op in Vancouver. They said it would be reused. Today’s other event is party, not PMO. Pass is dated. I also said it’s single-use plastic. #cdnpoli
Another PMO staffer, taking orders, tried to prevent me from taking photos of the PM walking down the gamgway, in case he were to fall. PM ably descended, as you can see. Sukh Dhaliwal, however, needed help. The Surrey Liberal MP didn’t have sea legs today. #cdnpoli #cdnmedia
Also at @JustinTrudeau photo op at @CoastGuardCAN in Vancouver: dir. of photography from Mark Marissen’s Burrard Strategy (r) and Marissen’s wife/BS managing dir., Maryam (l). PMO issued media passes to both. BS recently produced Sukh Dhaliwal vids. #cdnmedia #cdnpoli
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"The right of citizens...to vote shall not be denied...on account of sex." Today is the 100th anniversary of Congress approving the #19thAmendment. Follow along as we join @amhistorymuseum to share stories for #19thAt100. #WomenAtTheCenter #WomensHistoryIsAmericanHistory
NYC suffragists adopted tactics from the labor movement—protests, marches, & parades—to bring media attention & sway public opinion. They won women the state vote in 1917. The NYC campaign galvanized the national movement. More: bit.ly/2JRBnVP #19thAt100
#InezMilholland (1886–1916) became a suffrage icon. She attended Vassar College—where suffrage activism was banned—& organized an off­-campus Votes for Women Club. After graduation, Milholland lived among radicals & artists in Greenwich Village. #19thAt100
📷: @librarycongress
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