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Happy birthday to our Goodwill Ambassador @EdwardNorton! And, thank you for your tireless commitment to #ClimateAction. Here's how you can join him and #ActNow to protect our planet: un.org/actnow
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We need a world where women's rights are respected. Strong legal frameworks must be put in place to advance gender equality in all areas.
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How does mine action support peace operations❓ @UNMAS: ✅ Guides missions on best practices to keep civilians safe from mines ✅ Works in the field to remove mines so peace can be safely pursued ✅ Unites communities over demining efforts and practices 👉ow.ly/cpBK50KfimEfa3
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After decades of progress, an unprecedented number of people have been pushed into extreme levels of hunger. Millions are living on the verge of famine. See how @WFP is trying to help: bit.ly/3pieUnv
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Thursday marks four years since the passing of former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, who has been regarded by so many as a guiding force for good. Today and every day, we remember him. un.org/en/about-us/no…
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Around the world, #ItTakesAVillage of humanitarians to deliver life-saving assistance every hour of every day. Ahead of #WorldHumanitarianDay, we stand with them & recognize their important work. Join us in thanking them: worldhumanitarianday.org
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Individuals and policymakers can help secure a healthier planet through their sustainable choices. Research shows that lifestyle changes could help the planet cut emissions by up to 70% by 2050. Discover what you can do to tackle the climate crisis ⤵️ bit.ly/3prD4vU
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Fossil fuels are a dead end - for our planet, for our humanity & for our economies. A well-managed transition to renewables is the only pathway to energy security and green jobs. un.org/en/climatechan…
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Anyone can catch viruses including #COVID19 and monkeypox, regardless of their age, gender, nationality, sexual orientation or any other factor. Viruses don't discriminate and neither should we. #SolidarityNotStigma
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Afghanistan is one of the longest-standing refugee situations of our time. Here is everything you need to know about the Afghanistan humanitarian emergency. More: bit.ly/3PPr42i
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Ukraine: @antonioguterres has arrived in Lviv, where he will meet with @ZelenskyyUa & @RTErdogan before visiting Odesa. news.un.org/en/focus/ukrai…
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UN chief @antonioguterres has appointed his inaugural Internet Governance Forum Leadership Panel. These 10 prominent persons will help to promote ideas discussed at the @intgovforum, an annual meeting on Internet policy issues. news.un.org/en/story/2022/…
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UN rights chief @mbachelet urges the int'l community to listen to countries specially affected by #ClimateChange, like Bangladesh, and act with unity, purpose & solidarity to deploy the resources needed to make the right to a healthy environment a reality: ow.ly/4YVQ50KlHBQ
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Seeking safety is a human right. And human rights are for everyone, regardless of nationality, gender or whether safety is sought by land, air or sea. @Refugees is working to provide live-saving assistance to those forced to flee. unhcr.org/what-we-do.html
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Since the beginning of the war in Ukraine, the @UN & humanitarian partners have supported 11.83 million people with 🍞 Food 🚰 Clean water 💰 Cash 👩‍⚕️ Health services 🫂 Protection 🏠 Shelter 📘 Education services ↘️More in our latest rreliefweb.int/report/ukraine…INNMCbvJ
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As we face the climate crisis, nations continue to play the blame game instead of taking responsibility for our collective future. We cannot continue this way. We must rebuild trust and come together -- to keep 1.5 degrees alive and to build climate-resilient communities.
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There is enough food in the world today to feed everyone. Yet, 828 million people go to bed hungry every night. @WFP explains what must be done to ensure every person can access & afford the food they need. wfp.org/global-hunger-…
Attacks on journalists are attacks on freedom of expression. Now, more than ever, we need facts and press freedom. Defending journalism is standing up for democracy. on.unesco.org/2jBL2UY
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Tech expert, lawyer, parent, translator, student - no matter what you do - your skills can help others. @UNVolunteers come from all walks of life to make a difference for people around the world. app.unv.org
Coral reefs are on the frontline of the #ClimateCrisis due to their sensitivity to warming seas. They are also facing a range of local threats and stressors, including overfishing and unsustainable coastal development. We must #ActNow #ForNature. More: bit.ly/3Dkw4Wf
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During visit to Bangladesh, @UNHumanRights Chief @mbachelet stresses that UN will continue to support Rohingya refugees, and calls on the global community to do the same. news.un.org/en/story/2022/…
Mercury is one of the most dangerous chemicals to human health & the environment. On the 5th anniversary of the convention to #MakeMercuryHistory, @UNEP explains why the world must achieve a mercury-free future for all: bit.ly/3Aon2ZK
Plastic products are widely used in agriculture & often end up in our soils & aquatic environments, threatening our ecosystems & food security. @FAO shares tips to #BeatPlasticPollution & protect our future.
From #Afghanistan to #Somalia and #Syria, humanitarians work tirelessly to help others. Join me on Wednesday 17 August as I go live @UNOCHA with Ahmad, Amina and Zuhra to speak about their inspiring humanitarian experiences & what drives them to continue their work.
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The delivery of this malaria vaccine will bring hope to so many families. In 2020, nearly half a million children died from malaria in Africa alone, a rate of one death per minute. unicef.org/press-releases…
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The first shipment of wheat for humanitarian operations run by @WFP has left Ukraine. This is an important milestone in efforts to get Ukrainian grain back into global markets & to countries worst affected by the global food crisis. news.un.org/en/story/2022/…
Young people have been ignored in climate decisions for far too long. It's their present & their future that’s at stake. Their concerns & their solutions must be at the 💚 of all decision-making. ⁦See how we're engaging youth through our#ClimatePromisee:bit.ly/3w07WXO8m
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A healthy ocean is vital for people & planet. 🌊 Monday opened the final session of the intergovernmental conference to draft the first-ever treaty on the ocean’s biological diversity.#GlobalGoalss#SDG144 bit.ly/3QHhNKJl9
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Afghanistan: UN & partners have assisted nearly 23 million people in urgent need of aid over the past year. But lack of funding could have dire consequences as winter approaches. news.un.org/en/story/2022/…
The shipment of 23,000 metric tons of wheat grain will go to WFP’s humanitarian response in the #HornofAfrica where the threat of famine stalks the drought-hit region. 🔗bit.ly/3QIBhOwM
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Children make up almost half of the world’s refugees. Here are 6 actions we can take to achieve equal rights and opportunities for all refugee children. uni.cf/3Hvmbs8
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Amid the worsening climate crisis, young people everywhere are calling on world leaders to #ActNow to protect our planet. @UNICEF Youth Advocate @nickibeckerok talks about the importance of turning anger into collective #ClimateAction. un.org/en/climatechan…
Today marks the 5th anniversary of @minamataMEA! It is a global treaty to protect human health & the environment from the adverse effects of mercury. Nations must work together to #MakeMercuryHistory. bit.ly/3JXQwkj
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The spread of misinformation during a crisis makes it harder for people to understand what's happening. Not everything we see online is true. ❌ Don't share rumours. ✅ Choose content from reliable sources. Verify the facts before you share. shareverified.com/pledge-to-paus…
Around the world, women leaders are working with the UN to create a more peaceful, inclusive and sustainable future for all. Learn about how you can join them by applying for the Senior Women Talent Pipeline: un.org/gender/content…
Hate speech online can cause harm in real life. Say #NoToHate: 💠 Make your social feeds a no hate zone. 💠 Check facts before sharing. 💠 Challenge hate by sharing messages of tolerance & equality. 💠 Support those targeted by hate speechun.org/en/hate-speechwnGg7
The climate emergency can seem daunting, but we have the solutions to solve this crisis. From renewable energy to green technologies & individual #ClimateAction steps, all of us can #ActNow to help protect our planet. un.org/en/climatechan…
Two years after Hurricane Iota, inhabitants of a Caribbean Island are still working to restore their environmental treasures and strengthen climate resilience. Restoring ecosystems can be part of the solution. bit.ly/3QLdmhu
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I have seen firsthand the impact of sea level rise, drought & floods. Loss & damage due to the climate crisis are happening now. We need a concrete global response that addresses the needs of the world’s most vulnerable people, communities & nations.
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"We have a joint responsibility in helping Yemen & its population to take the necessary & decisive steps towards peace. We need to end the conflict, not merely manage it." -- UN Special Envoy @OSE_Yemen Hans Grundberg to Security Council. news.un.org/en/story/2022/…
Women and girls' rights need to be protected in Afghanistan. Access to education, the ability to take up space in public and live with dignity are non-negotiable.
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Millions of tonnes of food are wasted every year. The majority of this food loss takes places in households. @FAO has tips on how you can reduce food waste in your home. fao.org/fao-stories/ar…
This sea captain is preparing to cross the maritime humanitarian corridor to Ukraine under the #BlackSeaGrainInitiative. Resumption of food exports from #Ukraine is essential to tackle global food insecurity.
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Keeping girls out of secondary school in Afghanistan will have a devastating effect on the country’s economy. Education is every child's right. @UNICEFAfg unicef.org/press-releases…
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Afghanistan: As the scale of suffering continues to rise amid challenging humanitarian conditions, the UN continues efforts to ensure every person can have a dignified future. Details of our work on the ground: news.un.org/en/story/2022/…
We urge the de facto authorities in #Afghanistan to revoke all decisions and policies that restrict the rights of women and girls. We all must - and will - continue to elevate the voices of Afghan women and girls. Full statement from @unwomenchief: unwo.men/j1wX50KjCyk
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Haiti: One year after a devastating earthquake struck the south of the country, @WFP continues to help communities rebuild their lives & be better prepared for future disasters. bit.ly/3bVexfu
⚠️After a year of unprecedented hardship, WFP is one of the last remaining barriers between #Afghanistan and famine. We need urgent support to preposition enough food – 6 times as much as last year - before winter sets in. WFP Country Director Mel McGroarty explains⤵️
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#Afghanistan: @UN agencies are staying and delivering vital assistance to millions of people in need, including: food & water health & nutrition emergency shelter & protection support for women & girls and much more… Learn more here: bit.ly/3PeVavz
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Education is a human right. Everyone has the right to access a quality education. @UN_Women works for gender equality and the empowerment of girls & women around the world. unwomen.org/en
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