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United Nations


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

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“It is my fervent belief that gender equality creates a fair society. Without equal opportunities for men & women, there is no fairness.” -- Major Winnet Zharare of Zimbabwe receives the 2021 UN Military Gender Advocate of the Year Award.

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"My message to you is simple: Don’t work for climate-wreckers. Use your talents to drive us towards a renewable future." -- @antonioguterres  tells @SetonHall  graduates theirs must be the generation that succeeds in addressing the climate emergency.

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The Knotted Gun sculpture at UN Headquarters in New York is a universal symbol of non-violence. Today, people around the world continue to connect to this cherished sculpture and its powerful message of peace and hope.

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Every child has the right to grow up free from fear. School should be a place where children feel safe and supported. #EndViolence  in schools now. via @UNICEF 

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Our peacekeepers work tirelessly in the toughest of conditions. They constantly innovate to protect the most vulnerable. They advance the greatest mission of all — peace. -- @antonioguterres  ahead of #PKDay .

Words can be weapons, leading to devastating consequences in real life. 💭 Think critically. 📚 Check facts. 📱 Click wisely. More tips on how you can say #NoToHate :

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📷: The father of late UN peacekeeper Captain Abdelrazakh of Chad was presented the Captain Diagne Medal for Exceptional Courage by @antonioguterres  this week. The tribute is @UNPeacekeeping 's highest honour for bravery. #ServingForPeace 

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Let's end the stigma around menstruation. Period. On Saturday's #MenstrualHygieneDay  & every day, @UN_Women  works to safeguard the health of women & girls without stress, shame or unnecessary barriers to information or menstrual supplies.

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Menstrual health is a human right, and periods are a normal part of human biology. Yet, menstruation can result in discrimination & exclusion. On Saturday's #MenstrualHygieneDay , let's end the stigma around menstruation. Period. via @UNFPA 

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NEWS: Music stars @BTS_twt  will join world leaders at the UN on Monday to show support for the #GlobalGoals  & help inspire ambitious action to create better future for all. Don't miss their very special musical performance!

At #Youth2030  launch w/ , supporters called on all young people to speak up for their future: via #UNGA 

In September, supporters helped launch the strategy, cal #Youth2030ing  on young people to speak up for their future. Details from : #ThisHappened 

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"The eyes of all future generations are upon you. And if you choose to fail us, I say we will never forgive you." -- @GretaThunberg  at UN #ClimateAction  Summit.

The Holocaust began with words -- and in the era of the internet & social media, the power of propaganda is more devastating than ever. But education & knowledge can help prevent genocide. #HolocaustRemembrance 

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Welcome to our newest @SDGAdvocates : Nobel Peace Laureate@k_satyarthi , STEM activist @chica_rosadita , @Microsoft  President@BradSmi  & pop superstars @BLACKPINK ! They are joining a group of inspiring people raising awareness about the #GlobalGoals .

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"We are deeply concerned that the latest restrictions in Indian-Administered Kashmir will exacerbate the human rights situation in the region" -- @UNHumanRights  spokesperson

In historic "Uniting for Peace" session, #UNGA  adopts resolution demanding that the Russian Federation immediately cease its use of force against Ukraine and withdraw its military forces.

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