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

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📸: The Knotted Gun sculpture at UNHQ in NYC is a universal symbol of non-violence. The UN works for everyone, everywhere to create a more peaceful and prosperous world for all. un.org/en/our-work
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What's happening in #Somalia? As a result of four consecutive failed rainy seasons, livestock are dying, crops have failed, and millions face extreme hunger. bit.ly/3BPnxNQ
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On Friday's #WorldElephantDay, here are a few ways you can help protect these iconic animals facing serious threats due to human activities: ❌ Don’t invest in ivory as a commodity 📢 Inform people about the importance of protecting elephants 🐘 Learn about conservation projects
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"We need people of all ages, young and old alike, to join forces to build a better world for all." -- @antonioguterres on Friday's #YouthDay. un.org/en/observances/youth-…
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"Our on-site presence at Zaporizhzya nuclear power plant would provide a stabilizing influence." At Security Council meeting, @rafaelmgrossi stresses need for @iaeaorg expert team to be immediately granted access to Ukraine's Zaporizhzya Power Plant. news.un.org/en/story/2022/08…
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Every generation has a key role to play in addressing global challenges. On Friday's #YouthDay, see how @unfpa works to empower young people and protect their rights to help achieve a better world: unf.pa/iyd22
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🇸🇱#SierraLeone: UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet calls for accountability following reports of several casualties & fatalities during public protests yesterday. She urges authorities to facilitate rather than seek to prevent peaceful protests. 👉 ow.ly/jsgm50KhRzw
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"I ask that both sides of this armed conflict cooperate with the IAEA and allow for a mission to the Zaporizhzya Nuclear Power Plant as soon as possible. Time is of the essence." -- @iaeaorg chief @rafaelmgrossi in briefing to Security Council on situation in Ukraine.
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Almost 23 million people in #Afghanistan received some form of humanitarian assistance in the first half of 2022. Despite this massive response, the scale of needs in the country still far outstrips the capacity of humanitarian partners.
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More than 880,000 people are experiencing famine-like conditions in: 🔸Somalia 🔸Afghanistan 🔸Yemen 🔸South Sudan 🔸Ethiopia Get the facts from @WFP on what can be done to save lives and #FightFamine: bit.ly/3zN20CC
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UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet is alarmed by number of Palestinians, particularly children, killed and injured in the occupied Palestinian territory this year, including latest escalation in #Gaza. Impunity drives the cycle of violence, Bachelet says. 👉 ow.ly/jjx650KhHP0
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Globally, 73 million people between 15-24 years of age are unemployed. That's 6 million more than before the pandemic. @ilo says #COVID19 has hurt young people's employment prospects the hardest, with women facing additional hurdles. ow.ly/PNcU50KeURt
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Education is both a right and an investment in a country’s future. All girls must be able to resume their education in #Afghanistan.
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"Any potential damage to Zaporizhzhia or any other nuclear facilities in Ukraine, or anywhere else, could lead to catastrophic consequences." -- @antonioguterres expresses grave concern about situation in & around Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant. un.org/sg/en/content/sg/stat…
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.@daniels_ugochi was just 6 years old when her family fled the civil war in Nigeria. Now, as @UNmigration Deputy Director General for Operations, she works to protect children uprooted from their homes. Her story on Awake At Night with @MelissaFleming: bit.ly/3cX6uPh
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"I am still the only person holding public office in the continent of Africa that speaks about my own HIV. That's not a matter of pride, it's a point about how deeply stigma still inhibits ppl," says Edwin Cameron. Listen to the 1st episode of our new podcast, #AgainstTheOdds!
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Community-based initiatives are vital to achieve the #GlobalGoals and #LeaveNoOneBehind. Bringing Data to Life captures 37 stories that highlight the interconnectedness of the #GlobalGoals. Dive into the stories here: bit.ly/3JKpH2V
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Afghanistan: Amid the country's humanitarian crisis, UN agencies are delivering vital assistance, including: 🔹food & water 🔹support for women & girls 🔹human rights protection 🔹healthcare services & much more Details from @UNOCHA: unocha.org/afghanistan/about…
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The #COVID19 pandemic, conflicts & vaccine hesitancy have led to polio outbreaks in countries around the world. Learn about @UNICEF's efforts to #endPolio, including vaccinating 400+ million children globally against the disease every year. unicef.org/immunization/poli…
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Fossil fuels are a dead end — environmentally & economically. As the need for #ClimateAction becomes more urgent, get more facts about the causes & impacts of the climate emergency: un.org/en/climatechange/scie…
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