Official account of the United Nations. For peace, dignity & equality on a healthy planet.

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Every year, leaders gather at UNHQ for the General Assembly, where they take on some of the biggest challenges facing our world today. Swipe through to learn some fast facts about #UNGA, the busiest diplomatic week of the year!
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While climate chaos intensifies, #ClimateAction has stalled. #COP27 is critical – but we have a long way to go. Every government, every business, every investor, every institution must step up with concrete plans to keep the 1.5 degrees goal alive. The world can’t wait.
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"Every government, every business, every investor, every institution must step up with concrete climate actions for net zero." -- @antonioguterres says by participating in #COP27, leaders can demonstrate that #ClimateAction is the top global priority. un.org/en/climatechange/cop2…
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Healthy plants can help to: 🍚 end hunger ⬇️ reduce poverty 🌎 protect the environment 📈 boost economic development & more! We need to protect plants for people & planet. ippc.int/en/about/overview/
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The humanitarian response in Ukraine is assisting more people every week. In total, nearly 13.4 million civilians received critical aid since the war began, including more than 3.6 million people reached with cash assistance. More in our latest report: reports.unocha.org/en/countr…
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Solutions to growing inequalities lie in human rights-based approaches, social protection policies & good multilevel governance focused on participation &inclusion. How is your city working to #MindTheGap? Share your lessons with us! #WorldHabitatDay 👉 urbanoctober.unhabitat.org/w…
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From driving less to recycling & reducing food waste, we can all #ActNow to protect our planet. Cities & communities are at the core of #ClimateAction. On #WorldHabitatDay & every day, join the global movement to protect our planet 🌍: un.org/ActNow
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The people in the Horn of Africa are forced to leave their homes searching for water and pasture. Here is how our teams are supporting them.
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When girls complete secondary school, their risk of getting HIV is reduced by up to 50%! But nearly 34 million secondary school-aged girls in Africa did not have access to secondary education in 2018. Find out about the #EducationPlus initiative 👉🏾 bit.ly/3ttIqY2
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📸: A view of the flags in front of UN Headquarters. While UNHQ is located in NYC, we work around the world for everyone, everywhere by responding to conflict & humanitarian crises, protecting refugees, taking #ClimateAction & much more. un.org/en/sections/what-we-d…
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"We need more urgent action & greater investment to provide affordable housing to all – alongside access to electricity, water, sanitation, transport & other basic services." -- @antonioguterres on Monday's #WorldHabitatDay. un.org/en/observances/habita…
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"We must never forget how easily hate speech can turn to hate crime; how ignorance or indifference can lead to intolerance; or how silence in the face of bigotry is complicity." -- @antonioguterres on Holocaust denial on social media. bit.ly/hddreport #NoToHate
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In 2021, an estimated 163 million people have fallen into poverty due to #COVID19, the climate crisis & conflicts. On Monday's #WorldHabitatDay, @UNHABITAT explains the importance of tackling poverty & inequality to achieve the #GlobalGoals. urbanoctober.unhabitat.org/w…
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Sunday's International Day of Non-Violence highlights the remarkable power of peaceful protest - and the values of dignity, equal protection for all and communities living together in peace. un.org/en/observances/non-vi…
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👚Laundry 🍳Cooking 💓Caring for children & the elderly These essential household tasks are typically maintained by women & girls -- for free. @UN_Women explains why gender equality is critical for ensuring a better future for everyone. unwomen.org/en/news-stories/…
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On the International Day of Non-Violence, we celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday & values of peace, respect & the essential dignity shared by everyone. We can defeat today's challenges by embracing these values & working across cultures & borders to build a better future.
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On Sunday's International Day of Non-Violence, use our new @instagram filter to interact with the "Knotted Gun" sculpture, and send your own message of peace. proxyVideos/ar/59604865874…
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What we share online can have consequences in the real world. There is a lot of misinformation spreading right now, which can result in people being left uninformed & can put lives at risk during a crisis. #PledgeToPause & verify facts before sharing. shareverified.com/pledge-to-…
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Sunday's International Day of Non-Violence marks the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi - a leader who remained committed to the principle of non-violence, even in the most difficult circumstances. un.org/en/observances/non-vi…
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📢 Calling all journalists & other media professionals! @UNRISD's #CrisesOfInequality media contest is open for entries. Submit your story related to justice, equality & sustainability: unrisd.org/media-contest
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"Gandhi’s life and example reveal a timeless pathway to a more peaceful and tolerant world. Let us walk this path together, in solidarity, as one human family." -- @antonioguterres on Sunday's International Day of Non-Violence. un.org/en/observances/non-vi…
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