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“Today, women’s leadership is a cause - tomorrow, it must be the norm”, UN chief @antonioguterres  told the Security Council’s open debate on women, peace and security #UNSCR1325 

With only 2 in 5 health workers vaccinated around the world, @WHO  is asking governments for urgent action. For the agency’s Ambassador for Global Health Financing, @OfficeGSBrown , inaction is a “moral catastrophe”

Southern #Madagascar  has been hit by successive years of drought, forcing families to eat locusts, fruit and cactus leaves to survive. @WFP  is responding to needs in what could become the world’s first climate-induced famine.

Plastics account for 85% of all marine litter and it should nearly triple by 2040, says a new @UNEnvironment  assessment. For humans, this type of pollution can cause hormonal changes, developmental disorders, reproductive abnormalities and even cancer. 

During the 10th Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, there were allegations of sexual abuse against @WHO . Now the agency is promising that the suffering of survivors will be catalyst for change.  

Families in southern Madagascar are going hungry due to years of severe drought. The country could be on the brink of the world’s first famine caused by climate change, @WFP  warns. The @UN  agency is reaching 700,000 people, with plans to scale-up.

#UNDay , celebrated every year on 24 October, offers the opportunity to amplify our common agenda and reaffirm the purposes and principles of th #UNCharter  . Here's our coverage of the annual commemorative concert held at UN Headquarters prior to the Day.

@UNDP  launched an emergency initiative to support the most vulnerable populations and collapsing micro businesses in #Afghanistan .

Plastics account for 85% of all marine litter and it should nearly triple by 2040, says a new @UNEnvironment  assessment. For humans, this type of pollution can cause hormonal changes, developmental disorders, reproductive abnormalities and even cancer.

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Watch the message of hope by @BTS_twt  Kim Taehyung "V" during his participation this morning in NY during the UN General Assembly#UNGA76  "There are still many pages left in the story about us". #BTSArmy 

3 years ago the UN launched #Youth2030  to empower young people to use their voices for change. @BTS_twt  supported the initiative at NY UN headquarters. Tomorrow, they will be there again for the landmark #SDGmoment  at #UNGA76  Live 8AM EST #BTSARMY  ➡️

"And now as we look to this future, our "Permission to Dance " is our message our welcome that we want to share with everyone today " #BTSatUNGA  @BTS_twt  #BTSARMY 

The countdown is on! Only 30 minutes left to our #SDGMoment  at #UNGA76  30 heads of state will participate, and Special Presidential Envoys of the Republic of Korea. @BTS_twt  will deliver a message and share a special musical performance. #BTSARMY 

This year’s #UNGA   will still be overshadowed by the #COVID19  pandemic, but that won’t stop leaders from addressing urgent global challenges. Korean superstars, and friends of the UN, @bts_bighit  will be also performing live during the hybrid event.

"Everyone agrees that #ClimateChange  is an important problem but talking about the best solution might be, that's not easy. It's a topic that is tough to make conclusions about " @BTS_twt 

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BEST MOMENTS OF #BTSatUNGA  SPEECH "There were times during the past two years when I too felt bewildered and troubled, but still, we had people who cried out "let's live on, let's make the best of this moment " @BTS_twt 

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"If we believe in possibilities and hope, even when the unexpected happens we won't lose our way, but discover a new one " @BTS_twt 

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"Together with the @BTS_twt  , the first Special Envoy from the private sector I hope that today's gathering will serve as an opportunity to mobilize the future generations to the #SDG  ... Guided by the conviction that nobody is safe until everyone is safe " @thebluehouseng 

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