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Today, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 🇦🇺 is proud to partner with CBM to #EndPoverty in Eastern India. 
Supported by the Australian NGO Cooperation Program, this Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Development project focuses on indigenous villages in geographically remote locations with limited access to healthcare, education and employment opportunities. 
In these contexts, self-help groups help families avoid the cycle of indebtedness when crisis hits. If a family encounters a medical emergency and needs cash for hospital bills, they can apply for a short-term loan and escape reliance on high-interest external lenders. 
To learn more about ANCP, including other projects that are working to end poverty, visit http://bit.ly/2hJ8niq #AustralianAid #SDG1 #EndPoverty #ANCP

Image credit: CBM Australia www.cbm.org.au
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Today, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, 🇦🇺 is proud to partner with CBM to #EndPoverty in Eastern India. Supported by the Australian NGO Cooperation Program, this Poverty Reduction and Inclusive Development project focuses on indigenous villages in geographically remote locations with limited access to healthcare, education and employment opportunities. In these contexts, self-help groups help families avoid the cycle of indebtedness when crisis hits. If a family encounters a medical emergency and needs cash for hospital bills, they can apply for a short-term loan and escape reliance on high-interest external lenders. To learn more about ANCP, including other projects that are working to end poverty, visit http://bit.ly/2hJ8niq #AustralianAid #SDG1 #EndPoverty #ANCP Image credit: CBM Australia www.cbm.org.au

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Happy World Food Day!

Productive, efficient and market-oriented agriculture provides a strong foundation for economic development. It provides employment and income, empowering women and lifting people out of poverty. Agriculture is also a substantial source of export earnings across much of our region.

Realising economic opportunities in the agriculture and food sectors, tackling hunger, malnutrition and climate pressures, and ensuring long term global food security are critical international priorities for the coming decades.

#foodsecurity #worldfoodday #australianaid
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Happy World Food Day! Productive, efficient and market-oriented agriculture provides a strong foundation for economic development. It provides employment and income, empowering women and lifting people out of poverty. Agriculture is also a substantial source of export earnings across much of our region. Realising economic opportunities in the agriculture and food sectors, tackling hunger, malnutrition and climate pressures, and ensuring long term global food security are critical international priorities for the coming decades. #foodsecurity #worldfoodday #australianaid

[Swipe for more] It's the International Day of Rural Women. Providing female farmers with equal access to resources could reduce hunger for an extra 150 million people. Gender equality and women's empowerment are a core part of the foreign policy, economic diplomacy and development work of @DFAT. 
#ruralwomen #women #australianaid #ruraldevelopment #farming #IDRW17
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[Swipe for more] It's the International Day of Rural Women. Providing female farmers with equal access to resources could reduce hunger for an extra 150 million people. Gender equality and women's empowerment are a core part of the foreign policy, economic diplomacy and development work of @DFAT. #ruralwomen #women #australianaid #ruraldevelopment #farming #IDRW17

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Gapu Murnuk is now on exhibit in the gallery of our Embassy in Washington, DC until Oct 25th (10am-2pm daily). Showing works from @milingimbiartandculture Centre​, including ceremonial poles, weaving and bark pieces. Head over to our IG stories for an exclusive look at the exhibit opening.
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#Repost @ausintheus ・・・ Gapu Murnuk is now on exhibit in the gallery of our Embassy in Washington, DC until Oct 25th (10am-2pm daily). Showing works from @milingimbiartandculture Centre​, including ceremonial poles, weaving and bark pieces. Head over to our IG stories for an exclusive look at the exhibit opening.

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Today is the International Day of Disaster Reduction. Australia supports partner countries in our region to protect the most vulnerable communities and to build a platform for strengthening disaster resilience. Our aid supplements their own resources and capacities; it does not substitute for them. #IDDR2017 #switch2sendai #australianaid 
Photo: Coastal communities in Mentawai Islands, #Indonesia, put signs in their villages identifying areas most vulnerable to #tsunami inundation. Credit: AIFDR
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Today is the International Day of Disaster Reduction. Australia supports partner countries in our region to protect the most vulnerable communities and to build a platform for strengthening disaster resilience. Our aid supplements their own resources and capacities; it does not substitute for them. #IDDR2017 #switch2sendai #australianaid Photo: Coastal communities in Mentawai Islands, #Indonesia, put signs in their villages identifying areas most vulnerable to #tsunami inundation. Credit: AIFDR

Just another day in the life of an #ausambassador . . . #Repost @ausambkor ・・・
Visiting the #demilitarizedzone with Foreign Minister @juliebishopmp and @dfat Secretary, Frances Adamson, to reaffirm our strong support for the Republic of Korea.  호주 #외무장관 #외무부 #차관 #공동경비구역jsa #방문. .
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#주한호주대사 #dmz #공동경비구역
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Just another day in the life of an #ausambassador . . . #Repost @ausambkor ・・・ Visiting the #demilitarizedzone with Foreign Minister @juliebishopmp and @dfat Secretary, Frances Adamson, to reaffirm our strong support for the Republic of Korea. 호주 #무장관 #무부 #차 #공경비구역jsa #방문. . . #주한호주#dmz #공경비구역

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#oz4humanrights #humanrights

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#Repost @aushc_sg ・・・
Looking to develop your leadership skills in the social impact space? Apply for the 2018 Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program here: asialink.unimelb.edu.au/a2elp
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#Repost @aushc_sg ・・・ Looking to develop your leadership skills in the social impact space? Apply for the 2018 Australia-ASEAN Emerging Leaders Program here: asialink.unimelb.edu.au/a2elp

[swipe for more] On this International Day of the #GirlChild, Australia is proud to partner with @baptistworldaid to empower marginalised girls in Nepal. 
Supported by Australian NGO Cooperation Program (#ANCP), this child-centered community development project is designed to ensure ethnic girls are heard, protected and given opportunity for development free from any type of discrimination. 
As a young girl, and part of one of Nepal’s many marginalised ethnic groups, Nisha never imagined that she would be part of something like her Village Child Protection Committee (VCPC). The #VCPC exists to identify vulnerable children and their needs, so when Nisha expresses her views in the VCPC meetings, adults in her community stop and listen. Across Nepal, there are many girls like Nisha speaking out about issues like child marriage without threats to their survival. #internationaldayofthegirl #australianaid #dayofthegirl
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[swipe for more] On this International Day of the #GirlChild, Australia is proud to partner with @baptistworldaid to empower marginalised girls in Nepal. Supported by Australian NGO Cooperation Program (#ANCP), this child-centered community development project is designed to ensure ethnic girls are heard, protected and given opportunity for development free from any type of discrimination. As a young girl, and part of one of Nepal’s many marginalised ethnic groups, Nisha never imagined that she would be part of something like her Village Child Protection Committee (VCPC). The #VCPC exists to identify vulnerable children and their needs, so when Nisha expresses her views in the VCPC meetings, adults in her community stop and listen. Across Nepal, there are many girls like Nisha speaking out about issues like child marriage without threats to their survival. #internationaldayofthegirl #australianaid #dayofthegirl

Australia believes the death penalty has no place in the modern world. Today, about two-thirds of all countries have abolished the death penalty in law or practice.  However, many states continue to carry out executions. 
Australia advocates strongly for global abolition of the death penalty and we will continue to do so through a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, should we be elected for a 2018-20 term: http://dfat.gov.au/international-relations/international-organisations/Pages/australias-candidacy-for-the-unhrc-2018-2020.aspx 
#nodeathpenalty #Oz4HumanRights
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Australia believes the death penalty has no place in the modern world. Today, about two-thirds of all countries have abolished the death penalty in law or practice. However, many states continue to carry out executions. Australia advocates strongly for global abolition of the death penalty and we will continue to do so through a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council, should we be elected for a 2018-20 term: http://dfat.gov.au/international-relations/international-organisations/Pages/australias-candidacy-for-the-unhrc-2018-2020.aspx #nodeathpenalty #Oz4HumanRights

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#Repost @defenceaustralia ・・・
Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017 is the #YourADF Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) contribution to the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade led support to the Government of Vanuatu in the wake of recent volcanic activity on Ambae Island. 
The movement of the @royalaustraliannavy's HMAS Choules under Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017 follows a formal request by the Government of Vanuatu for Australian support in achieving the full evacuation Ambae Island’s residents.

Preparations to deploy a RAN MRH90 Taipan helicopter to assist with potential evacuation and aid distribution tasks are underway. #YourADF’s contribution is one element of the wider Australian Government support being provided, led by @dfat #australianaid #humanitarian #vanuatu #operationvanuatuassist
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#Repost @defenceaustralia ・・・ Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017 is the #YourADF Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) contribution to the Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade led support to the Government of Vanuatu in the wake of recent volcanic activity on Ambae Island. The movement of the @royalaustraliannavy's HMAS Choules under Operation Vanuatu Assist 2017 follows a formal request by the Government of Vanuatu for Australian support in achieving the full evacuation Ambae Island’s residents. Preparations to deploy a RAN MRH90 Taipan helicopter to assist with potential evacuation and aid distribution tasks are underway. #YourADF’s contribution is one element of the wider Australian Government support being provided, led by @dfat #australianaid #humanitarian #vanuatu #operationvanuatuassist

It’s always good to see #australianaid in action #humanitarian #Vanuatu  #Repost @defenceaustralia ・・・
The mighty HMAS Choules alongside #Luganville, Vanuatu. The ship arrived yesterday to provide humanitarian aid and assistance for Operation Vanuatu Assist.
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It’s always good to see #australianaid in action #humanitarian #Vanuatu #Repost @defenceaustralia ・・・ The mighty HMAS Choules alongside #Luganville, Vanuatu. The ship arrived yesterday to provide humanitarian aid and assistance for Operation Vanuatu Assist.

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