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Official account of the United Nations Office at Geneva. Also: https://t.co/QTFi68MZa5, https://t.co/inf8QbK6w7

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“With large swathes of Beirut unfit to live in, the country’s principle port all but destroyed and the health system on its knees, the situation is really dire." @UNICEF , @WFP , @Refugees  and @UNHumanRights  brief the media on the situation and ongoing relief efforts in #Beirut  .

This summer, the artist Saype created a stunning piece of ephemeral #landart  in the Ariana Park, which houses @UNGeneva . The biodegradable piece, donated by Switzerland, showed two children drawing their ideal world 🌎

Calling ALL young people! 📣 This month we are celebrating YOUth #31DaysofYOUth  features how the @UN  is working with and for young people to ensure that no one is left behind! #Youth2030 

#Lebanon : ‘Immediate humanitarian assistance’ mobilized, to suppor #Beirut  after deadly blast. Th @UN  is working in collaboration with local authorities to support the response to the people. LB 🇺🇳

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Join the #WearAMask  challenge & protect your loved ones from #COVID19 : 1. Take a photo/video of yourself wearing a mask 2. Share it on your social media 3. Nominate friends to do the #WearAMask  challenge in your social media post Together, we can 𝗱𝗼 𝗶𝘁 𝗮𝗹𝗹!

DYK? 95% of 13,178 tons of waste were recycled last year @UNGeneva  Learn more about our work➡️ Our annual report is now available in all six official UN 🇺🇳 languages: ☑️ ArabicSA ☑️ ChineseCN ☑️ RussianRU ☑️ SpanishES ☑️ EnglishGB ☑️ FrenchFR

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Progress on #genderequality  is fundamental for: •realizing human rights for all •creating & sustaining peaceful societies #GenderEquality  is key to the #GlobalGoals . There are many ways to help. See ideas here: #SDG5 

The @WMO  photo competition is back! This year’s theme is “The Ocean, our climate and weather” to spark reflection on the influence water has on our lives. #BeatPlasticPollution  #SaveOurOcean 

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#HumanRights  are our ultimate tool to help societies grow in freedom. To ensure equality for women & girls. To advance sustainable development. To prevent conflict, reduce human suffering and build a just and equitable world." --- @antonioguterres 

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@UNODC  supports a public #health-  oriented approach to the world #drug  problem💊 ↪️End discrimination against people who use drugs & with drug use disorders. ↪️Strengthen access to comprehensive, evidence- based &gender responsive services for prevention & treatment.

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It’s official! #Cuba  is the first country in the world to eliminate mother-child transmission of #HIV  & #AIDS .

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"We are concerned that India’s new Citizenship (Amendment) Act 2019 is fundamentally discriminatory in nature. We hope the Supreme Court of #India  will consider carefully the compatibility of the law with India’s international human rights obligations." -- @UNHumanRights 

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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. The fact that hardly any information at all is currently coming out is of great concern in itself," -- @UNHumanRights  spokesperson.

Independent @UN  experts urge #India  to end communications shutdown in #Kashmir . “The shutdown of the internet & telecommunication networks, without the Government justification, are inconsistent with the fundamental norms of necessity & proportionality."

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𝙈𝙮 𝙢𝙚𝙨𝙨𝙖𝙜𝙚 𝙩𝙤 𝙥𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙖𝙡 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙚𝙨: 𝙙𝙤 𝙣𝙤𝙩 𝙥𝙤𝙡𝙞𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙯𝙚 𝙩𝙝𝙞𝙨 𝙫𝙞𝙧𝙪𝙨. 𝙄𝙛 𝙮𝙤𝙪 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙚 𝙛𝙤𝙧 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙥𝙚𝙤𝙥𝙡𝙚, 𝙬𝙤𝙧𝙠 𝙖𝙘𝙧𝙤𝙨𝙨 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙮 𝙡𝙞𝙣𝙚𝙨 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙞𝙙𝙚𝙤𝙡𝙤𝙜𝙞𝙚𝙨. @DrTedros  appeals for unity over #COVID19 

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“Nobody should be subjected to administrative or criminal sanctions for taking part in a peaceful protests." @UN  human rights experts urge #HongKong  authorities to drop the criminal prosecution of 15 pro-democracy activists who participated in peaceful protests last year.

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UN independent #humanrights  experts call for decisive measures to protect fundamental freedoms in #China , incl. Hong Kong SAR. They denounce "the repression of protest and democracy advocacy in #HongKong , and impunity for excessive use of force by police."

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. Commission of Inquiry on the 2018 protests in f #Palestinends  that "Israeli snipers shot at journalists, health workers, children and persons with disabilities, knowing they were clearly recognizable as such." Full report:

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