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Every year, leaders gather at UNHQ for the General Assembly, where they take on some of the biggest challenges facing our world today. Swipe through to learn some fast facts about #UNGA, the busiest diplomatic week of the year!
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Everyone can play a part in addressing the climate crisis by raising their voice, sharing solutions & advocating for change. Here are a few tips on how YOU can mobilize people to #ActNow and take more #ClimateAction: un.org/en/climatechange/comm…
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Half of all climate finance must go to adaptation & resilience, to protect people & economies. Unless funds are disbursed now, climate tragedies will multiply, with devastating consequences for years to come.
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Each of us has a role to play to prevent and #FightRacism. From speaking up and spreading words of tolerance & compassion to volunteering in support of vulnerable groups, we can all stand up for our common humanity: un.org/en/fight-racism/get-i…
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"Let us build more inclusive and age-friendly societies and a more resilient world." -- @antonioguterres calls for addressing the challenges of longevity & ensuring older people can fulfil their potential on Saturday's #OlderPersonsDay. un.org/en/observances/older-…
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"If the last years have taught us anything, it’s this: If we stand up to lies, we save lives." -- UN Global Communications chief @MelissaFleming highlights the urgency of individual action in countering mis- & disinformation online. melissa-fleming.medium.com/o…
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Many people have negative beliefs about others based on their age, which has profound consequences on older adults’ health & well-being. @WHO has facts about how to combat ageism on Saturday's #OlderPersonsDay: who.int/teams/social-determi…
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Gabon assumes the rotating presidency of the Security Council for the month of October. Follow @MPNY_GabonOnu for updates.
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🔹 Leaders 🔹 Caretakers 🔹 Custodians of tradition ... & so much more On Saturday's #OlderPersonsDay, we celebrate our older generation's contributions to society. un.org/en/observances/older-…
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Dozens of adolescent girls & boys were killed today in a heinous attack on an educational center in Kabul City. The de facto authorities must protect the rights of all Afghans - regardless of ethnicity or gender - to access education safely and securely.
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Civilians and civilian infrastructure are #NotATarget. They must be protected. At all times. Everywhere.
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The UN Security Council voted on a draft resolution that condemned the Russian annexation of four occupied regions in #Ukraine In favour: 10 Abstentions: 4 (China, Brazil, India, Gabon) Against: Russia (Veto) The resolution was not adopted.
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#Afghanistan: A massive scale-up of life-saving food assistance over the past year has helped save countless lives. WFP has assisted 21.4 million people - two out of every 5 Afghans. Our work is one of the last remaining barriers between Afghanistan and famine. ⬇️Learn more⬇️
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The Black Sea Grain Initiative is helping stabilize food & fertilizer prices globally, and tackle hunger. Here are 5 key facts to understand how this agreement works and why it is important for the world. news.un.org/en/story/2022/09…
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“In a world that appears more and more inclined to act in ways which are manifestly unfair, it falls to the @ilo to reinstate what is just.” @GuyRyder, ILO’s 10th Director-General, as he handed the keys of office to his successor @GilbertFHoungbo. 👉 ow.ly/58SL50KY4wk
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As institutions & public health officials, it’s our job to communicate facts & science. Yet, in recent years, we've struggled to do so in this polluted information environment. Join me for today's @bu_tweets discussion about mis- & disinformation in public health communications.
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100 million people have been #ForcedToFlee due to persecution, conflict, violence, human rights violations, disasters & more. @Refugees is calling for greater action to promote peace & address all causes of forced displacement. unhcr.org/globaltrends
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency
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The 2022 #UNGA General Debate had almost 200 speakers this year, but only 22 were women. At the current rate, #GenderEquality in the highest positions of power will not be reached for another 130 years @UN_Women @UNFPA
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Thank you Merci Gracias شكرا 谢谢 Cпасибо On Friday's International #TranslationDay, we thank all language professionals whose work helps bring people & nations together. un.org/en/observances/intern…
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Work affects #MentalHealth & well-being. 1 in 6 working-age adults are estimated to have a mental disorder. Globally, 12 billion working days are lost every year on account of #depression and anxiety. 🆕 WHO recommended guidelines to protect #MentalHealthAtWork ⬇️
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