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United Nations


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

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UN peacekeepers from Armenia are #ServingForPeace  with @UNPeacekeeping  at great personal risk & in harsh conditions to help others. We thank them for their service & sacrifice.

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When women succeed, the whole world thrives. Supporting women's rights, leadership & participation is crucial for a more equal, sustainable & prosperous future. Meet some of the women fighting #FromTheFrontlines  for a better world. via @UNDP 

“I have no regrets. I would have never chosen another type of job. I think you can make a difference even in the worst-case scenario - always.” -- UN Envoy for Western Sahara Staffan de Mistura talks about his 48-year career with the UN on Awake At Night.

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Sport teaches girls how to: 👏 Stand in solidarity 💪 Be resilient & confident 🤼‍♀️ Trust teamwork #WomenInSport  defy gender stereotypes & social norms, make inspiring role models & demonstrate equality. via @UN_Women 

1 in every 77 people on earth has been #ForcedToFlee . Whoever they are. Wherever they come from. Whenever they are forced to flee. UNHCR works to protect & assist refugees to help them live in safety & dignity. via @Refugees 

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Words can be weapons. Hate speech online can lead to cruelty & violence in real life. Get tips for how you can say #NoToHate :

Globally, nearly 80% of plastic waste ends up in landfills or nature & less than 10% is recycled. To #BeatPlasticPollution  & mitigate its long-term impacts, we must reduce the production of plastic. @UNDP  has more. ⬇️

More than 5 women or girls are killed every hour by their intimate partner or a family member. Femicide and other forms of gender-based violence are not inevitable. They can and must be prevented. More in new @UN_Women  & @UNODC  report:

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The climate crisis can increase the risk of conflict by: 🔴 exacerbating food insecurity, 🔴 heightening competition for resources, 🔴 prompting mass displacement & more. We need urgent #ClimateAction  now. via

Small-scale artisanal fishers, fish farmers & fish workers are key to protecting: 🐟 biodiversity 🌊 aquatic resources 🌎 our planet & 💙 our future More from @FAO  on how you can support artisanal fisheries and aquaculture:

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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 

"If we believe in possibilities and hope – even when the unexpected happens – we will not lose our way, but discover new ones." #FBF  to last year's #UNGA , when @BTS_twt  came to UNHQ with a special performance & message of support for the #GlobalGoals .

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

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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