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

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For 77 years, the UN has been working to create a better world where all people are able to enjoy peace, prosperity & human rights. Scroll through to learn some facts about the history of the UN and our efforts around the world today.
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@WMO published its first State of Global Water Resources report to assess the effects of climate, environmental and societal change on the Earth’s water resources. #Water4Climate 🔗 bit.ly/3ANO2Sk
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Gender inequalities are a key driver of the AIDS epidemic. Ahead of #WorldAIDSDay, new @UNAIDS report outlines the urgent actions needed to tackle inequalities and get the AIDS response back on track. unaids.org/en/resources/pres…
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I urge all parties to take immediate steps to reduce tensions & end the spiral of violence engulfing the occupied West Bank. This #PalestineDay, let's reaffirm our support to the Palestinian people in their quest to build a future of peace, justice, security, & dignity for all.
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On Tuesday's #PalestineDay, see how you can help @UNRWA provide life-saving assistance to Palestine refugees, including improving access to healthcare, education, vital food assistance, and much more: donate.unrwa.org
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Inequalities have put the AIDS response in danger. Our new #WorldAIDSDay report shows how world leaders can tackle these inequalities, and calls on them to be courageous to follow what the evidence reveals. It's time to #Equalize!
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For some women, the most dangerous place is their own home. 56% of female homicide victims in 2021 were murdered by their intimate partner or a family member. Violence against women & girls can and must be prevented! Find out how: unwo.men/8oUT50LMAQa #16Days @UNODC
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1 in 5 displaced women have experienced sexual violence. During these #16Days of activism to end gender-based violence, @Refugees is urging countries to step up efforts to support and protect women & girls forced to flee. unhcr.org/gender-based-viole…
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Violence against women and girls is exacerbated by the intersecting crises of climate, conflict & economic instability. We need #ClimateAction, and a more peaceful & equitable world to ensure the well-being of women & girls everywhere.
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Jaguars 🐆 play a key role in maintaining balance in the ecosystem. This #JaguarDay, see how global restoration efforts are helping many threatened species step back from the brink of extinction. bit.ly/3Sz6hSp #GenerationRestoration #ForNature
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"It is a critical opportunity to strengthen the Biological Weapons Convention - and to protect the world from deliberate use of biological agents as a weapon." -- @UN_Disarmament chief @INakamitsu on review conference which kicked off on Monday in Geneva. news.un.org/en/story/2022/11…
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We are committed to upholding the rights of victims of sexual misconduct by anyone working for the @UN. If you need advice on reporting sexual misconduct, contact: 📩 speakup@un.org 🌎 oios.un.org/report-wrongdoin… #16DaysOfActivism #VictimsRightsFirst 🧡
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Following consultations, WHO will begin using a new term for “#monkeypox” disease: '#mpox'. Both names will be used simultaneously for one year while 'monkeypox' is phased out bit.ly/3UtqFVn
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In the last two decades, the jaguar population has declined by 20-25% due to habitat loss, environmental degradation, poaching & illegal trade. On Tuesday's #JaguarDay, see how @UNEP is working to protect these emblematic cats. unep.org/news-and-stories/st…
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"After decades of persistent violence, illegal settlement expansion, dormant negotiations & deepening occupation, the conflict is again reaching a boiling point." -- UN Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process @TWennesland to Security Council. news.un.org/en/story/2022/11…
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"Together, let us reaffirm our support to the Palestinian people in their quest to achieve their inalienable rights and build a future of peace, justice, security, and dignity for all." -- @antonioguterres on #PalestineDay. un.org/en/observances/intern…
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Since the start of the war, @WHO confirmed 715 attacks on medical facilities & assets in #Ukraine, resulting in 100 people killed & 129 injured. 🏥 630 attacks affecting health facilities 🩺 174 – medical supplies 🚑 91 – transport 👩‍⚕️ 61 – personnel 😷 24 – patients #NotATarget
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“The Biological Weapons Convention affirms the conscience of humankind" - @UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres outlines decisive actions States can take to make the #1972BWC #BWCRevCon a success and to end the threat of biological weapons. ⬇️
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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: fao.org/artisanal-fisheries-…
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Fostering digital literacy & skills is crucial in advancing universal meaningful connectivity for everyone. Join the conversation at #IGF2022 for a #ResilientInternet that works for all people. 📅 28 November - 2 December 💻intgovforum.org
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As the world gathers to review the Biological Weapons Convention, I call on leaders to ensure that science & technology are used for the benefit of humanity. Strengthening this disarmament treaty - with the financial and human resources it needs - is more important than ever.
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