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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.
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
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:
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:
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!
"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 .
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
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 .