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Everyone, everywhere, has the right to health - regardless of their income. On Monday's #ZeroDiscrimination Day, join @UNAIDS in standing up for the right to health for all. bit.ly/ZDD2021
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Living more sustainably doesn't have to be difficult. The new #ActNow app helps you protect our planet through fun and engaging actions you can track. actnow.aworld.org #ClimateAction
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"I used to walk a long distance to get to school from the refugee camp." In our latest Awake At Night podcast, @Agnes_Kalibata, the Special Envoy for the 2021 @FoodSystems Summit, shares her life story of growing up in a refugee camp in Uganda. bit.ly/3swyRXi
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Conflict in one country can have regional & global repercussions. UN Peacekeepers serve in missions around the world to prevent the spread of conflict & violence. More on their efforts from @UNPeacekeeping: un.org/en/A4P/ #A4P
As #BlackHistoryMonth comes to an end, watch this tribute to former UN official & Nobel Laureate Ralph Bunche, an "incurable optimist" who dedicated his life to achieving peace & ending oppression worldwide.
Physical distancing does not have to mean social or emotional isolation. Stay connected with your loved ones. We are in this together -- and we will get through this together. 🎨:@karinamuranagaad
Millions of people have been forced from their homes in the Democratic Republic of Congo due to conflict & violence. Many are finding refuge with families who share what little they have. @UNOCHA brings us their inspiring stories of solidarity. unocha.exposure.co/solidarity-ami…
Current #ClimateAction plans are not enough to meet the #ParisAgreement goals of reducing global temperature rise. 2021 is an unprecedented opportunity to address the climate crisis by using #COVID19 recovery to build back greener. #ItsPossible news.un.org/en/story/2021/…
The #COVID19 pandemic risks reversing a decade of hard-won gains in global efforts to provide nutritious food to the world's most vulnerable children through free daily meals in school. Latest from @WFP: bit.ly/SchoolFeeding2…
My deep appreciation to all frontline and medical workers like Yeashea Braddock, who I met yesterday when receiving the vaccine. They are leading efforts to turn the tide on the #COVID19 pandemic. In unity and solidarity, we will overcome this crisis.
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Human rights are our bloodline and our lifeline, but they are under attack every day, @antonioguterres at this week's Human Rights Council. bit.ly/3sg1ms6 #StandUp4HumanRights
Welcome to the UN family, @gugumbatharaw! The actor - and newest @Refugees Goodwill Ambassador - will be using her voice to help the most vulnerable in these challenging times. bit.ly/3pShMW3 #WithRefugees
This week, the biggest immunisation campaign in history, led by the UN, began as #COVID19 vaccines funded by the international community arrived in Ghana. #OnlyTogether can we end the pandemic. bit.ly/2OZAONc
"I used to walk a long distance to get to school from the refugee camp." I am overcome with admiration for @Agnes_Kalibata's remarkable achievements. From refugee, to government Minister, now she is the Special Envoy for the 2021 @FoodSystems Summit. bit.ly/3swyRXi
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"Climate change is a threat to global security that can only be dealt with by unparalleled levels of global cooperation." This week, Sir David Attenborough spoke to the Security Council about the urgent need for #ClimateAction. bit.ly/37Ifouz
While the UNHQ complex in NYC remains closed to the public due to #COVID19, you can #VisitUN from anywhere. Book a virtual tour with one of our multilingual tour guides here: visit.un.org
#COVID19 is threatening to reverse years of progress to #EndChildLabour. Now is the time to take action to build a world where every child can enjoy a safe & free childhood. endchildlabour2021.org/take-action/ via @ilo
"Ensuring equitable access to vaccines and treatments for everyone, everywhere, is the only way we will overcome this crisis." -- @antonioguterres on receiving his 2nd #COVID19 vaccine dose in the Bronx, NYC on Friday. #OnlyTogether can we end the pandemic.
Nigeria: @UNICEF condemns attack on secondary school; calls for immediate release of hundreds of kidnapped schoolgirls. news.un.org/en/story/2021/…
Are you interested in a green career? Here are 5️⃣ subjects to help prepare for one! Learn more in the #GEO6Youth report: bit.ly/3jYnHY0 #GreenJobs
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"I strongly condemn the recent steps taken by the military & urge all of you to collectively send a clear signal in support of democracy in Myanmar." -- Special Envoy @SchranerBurgen1 tells #UNGA. news.un.org/en/story/2021/…
Education for all refugee children is within reach. The latest @WorldBank-UNHCR report shows why: bit.ly/3qWxoZF
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Let’s create a world where diversity is celebrated, not feared. RT to show you stand for #trans #equality⁣! #TransIsBeautiful #StandUp4HumanRights #transgender
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"It is precisely at this time of crisis that solid public participation, official accountability through oversight institutions & a free press are most needed." -- @UNHumanRights chief @mbachelet presents her global update to the Human Rights Council. ow.ly/bLoZ50DKDOK
We are nowhere near the level of ambition needed to meet the #ParisAgreement goals. Nationally Determined Contributions of major emitters must set more ambitious targets for 2030. Long-term commitments must be matched by immediate actions that people & planet desperately need. twitter.com/unfccc/status/…
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Côte d'Ivoire becomes the second country to receive life-saving COVID-19 vaccine doses through COVAX. UNICEF, along with @gavi, @WHO and @CEPIvaccines is committed to delivering vaccines to people regardless of their country’s income. unicef.org/press-releases…
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This year, countries must submit new #ClimateAction plans under the #ParisAgreement. Where we stand: Plans detailing a 1% emissions reduction by 2030 What we need: Updated plans reaching a 45% emissions reduction. @UNFCCC explains how #ItsPossible: bit.ly/NDC21
Young people are key for addressing the climate crisis. On Friday, join a diverse group of youth at the forefront of creative #ClimateAction for an intergenerational conversations with policy makers about how to drive local action to protect our planet. youth4climate.live
⚽️ @LaLiga has joined the #OneHumanity campaign! ➡️ Read all about this exciting new collaboration: unaoc.org/2021/02/laliga…
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Cultural & creative industries are a powerful economic sector, strengthened by digitalization & a surge in services during the #COVID19 pandemic. 2021 is the International Year of Creative Economy for Sustainable Development. bit.ly/UNCTAD-Creativ… via @UNCTAD
"Around 60% of Syrians - 12.4 million people - do not have regular access to enough safe and nutritious food." -- @UNReliefChief in briefing to Security Council on desperate situation in Syria. news.un.org/en/story/2021/…
Ghana became the first country to receive #COVID19 vaccines through a UN-led initiative aimed at ensuring fair & equitable vaccine access. See other ways we are taking action to combat the pandemic in our latest collection of @TwitterMoments. twitter.com/i/moments/1364…
The long-term symptoms of #COVID19 can last for months. Stay safe by following these 4 steps: 😷Wear a mask 🙂↔️🙂Physically distance 🧼Wash hands 🪟Open doors & windows More tips @WHO @bit.ly/33uIcndKdVDo1
Hunger is both a cause and result of conflict. We need to turn this vicious circle into a virtuous cycle so that #foodsystems can promote peace, which in turn promotes the supply of safe and nutritious food. ifad.org/en/web/latest/…
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Two possible futures: All nations band together to bring #COVID19 under control. Or, only the wealthiest countries recover. In this 2nd scenario, two classes emerge - a vaccinated class & an unvaccinated class. My joint OpEd w/ @drjohnwhyte: washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/…
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Bribery costs an estimated $1.5 to $2 trillion a year. New UN report stresses importance of global cooperation for a fairer, more transparent international financial system and investments in the #GlobalGoals. factipanel.org/report
UN Human Rights Chief @mbachelet introduced her report to @UN_HRC on the human rights situation in #Nicaragua🇳🇮 Learn moreow.ly/beOv50DJEdMkd#StandUp4HumanRightst#HRC464twitter.com/OACNUDH/status…zX
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With @UN agencies, we're preparing asylum-seekers in Matamoros for entry to the United States in line with the U.S. plan to terminate the policy known as Migrant Protection Protocols that forced them to wait in Mexico for claims to be considered. bit.ly/3kkRCK7
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The world faces two possible futures: All nations unite to bring #COVID19 under control. Or, two classes emerge - a vaccinated class & an unvaccinated class. More in new joint Op-Ed from the UN's @MelissaFleming & @WebMD's @drjohnwhyte. washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/…
🇧�#Belarusus: It is essential that respect for human rights, and the broadest possible civic space, be established. All those who have been detained for peacefully exercising their rights should be released – UN Human Rights Chie@mbacheletet tell#HRC4646 ow.ly/bzDV50DJI9ywtqw
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#Breaking: @UNCTAD's Technology and Innovation Report 2021 examines the crucial issue of technological change and inequality. It warns of serious implications for developing countries if the new technological wave overwhelms poorer communities. bit.ly/3kihpmq #UNCTADTIR
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95% of the food we eat comes from our soils -- yet, this natural resource is disappearing. You can help reverse land degradation by: 🔹 Buying local produce 🔹 Reducing food waste 🔹 Composting More fr@FAOFAfao.org/soils-portal/e…WBonq
We're proud to welcome actor @gugumbatharaw as a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador! 💙T
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"The Western world worries about the #COVID19. Yemen can't even afford to worry about it because we have malaria, chikungunya, cholera & dengue. Plus, there is a famine." -- @Refugees's @jnbeuze talks about his concerns for Yemenis on Awake At Night. bit.ly/2OT5Nut
When we allow the denigration of any of us, we set a precedent for the demonization of all of us. We must step up the fight against racism, anti-Semitism, anti-Muslim bigotry, violence against minority Christian communities, homophobia, xenophobia, misogyny & all forms of hate.
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Welcome to the UN family, @NataSupernova! The supermodel & philanthropist - and new @UNFPA Goodwill Ambassador - will help empower women & girls by tackling the stigma & taboos that surround women's bodies & health. unf.pa/nvu
Central African Republic: Violence & volatility continue to plague the country, despite successful presidential elections & other important progress, @UNPeacekeeping chief @Lacroix_UN tells UN Security Council. news.un.org/en/story/2021/…
An historic moment in the fight against #COVID19: the global vaccine rollout through the UN-led COVAX initiative has begun in Ghana. #OnlyTogether can we end the pandemic. bit.ly/2OZAONc
People are demanding action on racism, persecution, gender equality & the protection of indigenous & LGBTQ people. The @UN Call to Action on Human Rights places human dignity for all at the core of our response to global challenges. bit.ly/2MmPANf
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School closures amid #COVID19 deprived 370 million children globally of school meals. For many, that was the only nutritious meal of the day. Latest from @WFP. bit.ly/SchoolFeeding2…
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