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A mother feeds her children in #Uganda, thanks to support from the World Food Programme (WFP). The international community has committed to reach #ZeroHunger and achieve food security and improved nutrition by 2030. Despite these efforts, 1 in 9 people worldwide still do not have enough to eat. On any given day, WFP has 5000 trucks, 20 ships and 92 planes on the move, delivering food and other assistance to those in need. Regram: @worldfoodprogramm | 📸: @hughrutherford/WFP #GlobalGoals

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A wild bee pollinates an eggplant blossom in #Kenya. Much of the food we eat depends on the pollination activities of bees. These pollinators allow many plants, including many food crops, to reproduce. Not only do they contribute directly to food security, but they are key to conserving biodiversity. Yet, bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, are increasingly under threat from human activities. The Food and Agriculture Organization of the #UnitedNations ( @fao) is working with school children, farmers, political leaders, and others to help raise awareness of the vital role bees play in our ecosystem. Monday's #WorldBeeDay is an opportunity to celebrate how these guardians of biodiversity play a key role in the world around us, including in the achievement of the #GlobalGoals. 📸: Dino Martins / FAO

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#UnitedNations Secretary-General @antonioguterres looks out over the Pacific Ocean. He was in the region this past week to draw attention to the growing struggles of small island nations, which are on the frontlines of the global climate emergency. "Leaving the Pacific, I am more convinced than ever that the global climate emergency is the battle of our lives – a battle we can and must win," said the Secretary-General. "My message to governments: -Tax pollution not people -Stop subsidizing fossil fuels -Stop building new coal plants by 2020 We must take #ClimateAction NOW." Regram: @antonioguterres | 📸: Mark Garten / UN Photo #GlobalGoals

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#UnitedNations Secretary-General @antonioguterres looks out over the Pacific from the shores of #Vanuatu, one of the most disaster-prone countries in the world. The small island nation is threatened by volcanic eruptions, earthquakes and extreme weather – all of which are made worse by the global climate emergency. Like many other small island countries in the region, Vanuatu is working to find ways to tackle climate change, and has developed ways to increase its resilience and adaptation. "From protecting the ocean from plastic pollution to cultivating resilient crops, I saw how this Pacific island nation is facing threats with determined #ClimateAction". Regram: @antonioguterres | 📸: Mark Garten / UN Photo #GlobalGoals

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#UnitedNations Secretary-General @antonioguterres travelled to Tuvalu on Friday. He visited the Pacific island nation, which is on the extreme frontlines of the global climate emergency. On the island, the Secretary-General got a first-hand look at the devastating impacts of climate change and met with a local family, whose home and way of life are being threatened by rising sea levels. "What’s happening to Tuvalu will affect us all unless we take climate action NOW: Tax pollution not people. Stop subsidizing fossil fuels. Stop building new coal plants by 2020. We need urgent #ClimateAction to stop Tuvalu from sinking and the world from sinking with it." Scroll through for more photos of the Secretary-General's visit. 📷: Mark Garten / UN Photo #GlobalGoals

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4 month old Sahid receives a life-saving vaccine in #Colombia, where vaccines are free for all children, including migrant children from #Venezuela, such as Sahid. Immunization saves 2-3 million lives each year, yet, worldwide, nearly one in five infants misses out on the basic vaccines they need to stay alive and healthy. Low immunization levels among poor and marginalized children often compromises gains made in other areas of maternal and child health. UNICEF works with its partners to provide vaccines to children most in need. Regram: @unicef | 📸: UNICEF/UN0303658/Arcos #VaccinesWork #ForEveryChild #GlobalGoals

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#UnitedNations Secretary-General @antonioguterres looks out over the south Pacific on his way to the small island nation of #Tuvalu. He traveled there to get a first hand look at the threats posed by rising sea levels due to climate change. "Nowhere have I seen the heartbreaking impacts of climate change more starkly than in this island nation. I met families whose homes and way of life are at risk because of relentless rising seas, which threaten to drown this beautiful country. I met children who are looking to my generation to secure their future," said the Secretary-General. "What’s happening to Tuvalu is a sign of what’s in store for us all. I urge you to demand urgent #ClimateAction from your leaders. We must save Tuvalu — and save the world." Regram: @antonioguterres | 📸: Mark Garten / UN Photo #GlobalGoals

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Lieutenant Jasmin Finger, pictured here with other members of the Maritime Task Force on a fast patrol boat off the coast of #Lebanon, is one of the German UN peacekeepers #ServingForPeace with @UNIFIL_official. #Germany provides military and police officers to 7 @UNPeacekeeping missions around the world. These brave women and men leave their families behind and work in harsh conditions to protect some of the world's most vulnerable people. We thank them for their service & sacrifice. 📷: Pasqual Gorriz / UN Photo

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"Enough is enough!" Students in #Fiji tell #UnitedNations Secretary-General @antonioguterres why they are calling for #ClimateAction. "Young people around the world are driving transformative climate action and MUST keep up the pressure on their leaders. The determination of the students I met in Fiji is key to living at peace with our climate," said the Secretary-General. Scroll through for more inspiring posters from young climate activists. 📸: UN Photo / Mark Garten #GlobalGoals

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#UnitedNations Secretary-General @antonioguterres shares a quiet moment of reflection with young climate activist, Timoci Naulusala in #Fiji, "As Secretary-General I have many battles. As a grandfather, the battle against climate change is the battle of my life. It’s a battle we’re not winning," he said. The Secretary-General is visiting island nations in the Pacific that are on the frontlines of climate change, but are also models of #ClimateAction for big emitters to follow. "Here is my message from the Pacific to governments around the world: Tax pollution not people. Stop subsidies to fossil fuels. Stop building new coal plants by 2020." Regram: @antonioguterres | 📸: UN Photo / Mark Garten #GlobalGoals

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The Knotted Gun sculpture is displayed on the visitors' plaza outside United Nations Headquarters in #NYC with the UN flag waving proudly in the background. The iconic piece, a symbol of non-violence, was created by Swedish artist Carl Fredrik Reuterswärd in 1980 following the murder of his friend John Lennon. The sculpture consists of a large replica of a 45-calibre revolver with the barrel tied into a bullet-blocking knot. Since its founding after the Second World War, the #UnitedNations has worked to promote peace, tolerance, inclusion, understanding and solidarity. On Thursday's International Day of Living Together in Peace, we celebrate the efforts of the UN to make the world a better place - today, and every day. 📷: UN Photo / Mark Garten #GlobalGoals #WithRefugees #ForMigration #StandUp4HumanRights #ClimateAction

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A view of the Pacific Ocean from #Fiji, where #UnitedNations Secretary-General @antontioguterres is currently visiting and emphasizing the need for urgent and ambitious #ClimateAction. "Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time -- and few places are feeling it as intensely as the Pacific island countries. Sea level rise in some Pacific countries is four times greater than the global average - an existential threat to many of these island states," said the Secretary-General. "It's not only the Pacific that’s at stake, it’s the whole planet. People everywhere are starting to feel the impacts, and they will only get worse. I'm sending a message to governments around the world to: Tax pollution not people. Stop subsidies to fossil fuels. Stop building new coal plants by 2020. Our future -- your future -- depends on it." Regram: @antonioguterres | 📸: Mark Garten / UN Photo #GlobalGoals

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Ibtissam lives in this ragged tent with her seven siblings just outside Sana'a, #Yemen. At 15-years-old, Ibtissam is not only an orphan, but she is also responsible for looking after her younger siblings. "I miss my mum and dad very much,” she told our colleagues. “I wish I had died too, but who would take care of my brothers and sisters?" Ibtissam and her siblings are alone and reliant on the kindness neighbours, many of whom have very little to share. As the conflict in Yemen stretches into its 5th year, the country's humanitarian catastrophe has become one of the worst in the world. Our colleagues from the #UnitedNations Humanitarian Office are providing assistance to those who have fled their homes and face desperate conditions as they search for safety, shelter and emergency aid. This photo was one of several images that appeared at this week's “Caught In Conflict” @photoville exhibit in Los Angeles. Regram: @un_ocha | 📸: @clarkegiles #NotATarget #WithRefugees #GlobalGoals

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UN staff and visitors at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, #Switzerland, received a special welcome from this resident peacock on Tuesday. The majestic peacocks roam freely on the grounds of @ungeneva. Some of them were donated to the #UnitedNations in 1997 by a zoo in #Japan, while others were a gift from the Permanent Mission of #India to the UN. The birds are fed and cared for by the gardeners of Ariana Park. A hub of multilateral diplomacy, the UN in Geneva services more than 8,000 meetings every year, making it one of the busiest conference centres in the world. Regram: @ungeneva | 📷: UN Photo / Sophie Torelli #GlobalGoals #TourTuesday

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Secretary-General António Guterres meets with the family of a fallen colleague at #UnitedNations Headquarters in #NYC. On Monday, we honoured 115 colleagues from 43 countries who lost their lives in the service of humanity. "Let us honour their memory by rededicating ourselves to the noble cause of promoting peace, prosperity and opportunity for every woman, man and child on the planet," said the Secretary-General. "Today – and every day – we must also think of and support the people who serve – the courageous women and men, uniformed and civilian, who work under the blue flag in the world’s crisis zones." Regram: @antonioguterres | 📷: UN Photo/Mark Garten #ServingForPeace

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UN peacekeepers from #India are airlifted from North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and deployed in other areas of the country to protect civilians from armed groups. Political instability, violence and displacement have made it extremely difficult for #UnitedNations peacekeepers to reach at-risk populations. The UN has had a presence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for nearly twenty years. Earlier this year, the mandate for the @UNPeacekeeping mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) was extended by the Security Council through the end of the year, with a particular focus on the protection of civilians. 📸: UN Photo / MONUSCO #ServingForPeace #GlobalGoals

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Meet Manuel and his sons. They can't go home. ⁣ ⁣ Manuel fled #Nicaragua with his pregnant wife, Andrea, and his two children in 2018. Armed paramilitaries had raided his home in Managua, stealing property and damaging crops, after he had participated in anti-government protests. ⁣ ⁣ Manuel escaped by boat, while his wife and children trekked through muddy fields to Costa Rica, where all of them are seeking asylum now. ⁣ Nicaragua's current political crisis began in April 2018, with protests in Managua to oppose planned cuts to pensions and social security. ⁣ Currently, our colleagues from UNHCR, the #UnitedNations Refugee Agency, register about 10 Nicaraguan asylum seekers daily in Costa Rica. This number has fallen from the months following the initial escalation of violence, when the number was around 200 people each day.⁣ ⁣ Regram: @refugees | 📸: UNHCR / Flavia Sanchez⁣ ⁣ #WithRefugees #GlobalGoals

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@UN_mineaction welcomed @antonioguterres to @Instagram with this shot of the Secretary-General with Daniel Craig, UN Global Advocate for the Elimination of Mines and Explosive Hazards. Follow @antonioguterres for a behind-the-scenes look at his unique job as #UnitedNations Secretary-General and learn more about his motivation to strive for a better, more peaceful world for us all. Regram: @UN_mineaction #GlobalGoals

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We are happy to welcome Secretary-General António Guterres to @Instagram! Follow him on @antonioguterres for a behind-the-scenes look at his unique job. Regram @antonioguterres: Whenever I can, I stop for a moment to take in the view from my offices at @UnitedNations Headquarters in New York. Looking out at this vibrant and diverse city, I remember all the villages and towns the world over, where I've heard people express the same, simple hope -- for a life of dignity and security on a planet that is thriving. The UN belongs to those people -- to all of you. That's why I'm happy to be here on Instagram to give you a first-hand look at my job as Secretary-General and share what motivates me to strive for a better, more peaceful world for us all. 📷: UN Photo / Mark Garten

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#FlashbackFriday to November 2011 when UN Peacekeepers from the Republic of Korea working for the @UNPeacekeeping Mission in #Haiti conducted a medical service day at Danbi Hospital, which was run by Korean peacekeepers. #UnitedNations Peacekeepers come from different countries, cultures and backgrounds -- but share a common purpose to protect the most vulnerable. These brave men and women leave their families behind and go where no one else will to keep the peace, restore stability, protect civilians and help create conditions under which refugees can voluntarily return home. They are #ServingForPeace at great personal risk and under harsh conditions to help others. We thank them for their service and sacrifice! 📸: UN Photo / Logan Abassi #GlobalGoals

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#FlashbackFriday to journalists reporting on the presidential elections in Côte d'Ivoire in 2010. Friday's #WorldPressFreedomDay focuses on current challenges faced by media in elections, along with the media’s potential in supporting peace and reconciliation processes. "A free press is essential for peace, justice, sustainable development and human rights," said #UnitedNations Secretary-General António Guterres. "On #WorldPressFreedomDay, I call on all to defend the rights of journalists, whose efforts help us to build a better world for all." 📷: UN Photo / Basile Zoma #PressFreedom #StandUp4HumanRights #GlobalGoals

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Laughter and smiles have replaced fear and tears in this school in #Cambodia. In 2015, teachers at this primary school took part in the first positive discipline training sessions in the country. Students are now given a "yellow card" as a verbal warning about behaviour issues, while teachers model positive approaches and treat students with kind words. The school has also set up a disciplinary committee made up of students and teachers. These changes have led to improved relationships between teachers and students, as well as a drop in bullying incidents and peer to peer violence. Violence in schools – from bullying to sexual harassment and corporal punishment – is sadly common in many schools around the world. Our colleagues from UNICEF are working to ensure that no child is afraid to go to school. Regram: @unicef | 📸: UNICEF Cambodia/Fani Llaurado #ENDviolence

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Women collect fish in Timor Leste. Thursday is #WorldTunaDay. Tuna is so popular that in many places they are overfished and therefore threatened, which is doubly concerning, as tuna provide food and employment, helping to achieve the #GlobalGoals. Your choice of seafood has an effect on achieving a sustainable future. When you eat tuna, make sure it is sustainably managed to help protect fish stocks. 📸: UN Photo /Martine Perret #ClimateAction

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Check out the latest stamps from the #UnitedNations postal service, featuring 12 different endangered marine species, including the Hawksbill turtle, Queen conch, Mushroom coral and Humpback whale. Since 1993, the UN's endangered species stamp series has highlighted the need for the protection of plants and animals. The stamps were illustrated by Rlon Wang of #China and are available at UN post offices within the UN offices in #NYC, Geneva, #Switzerland and Vienna, #Austria. Scroll through to see all the stamps available, including those depicting the seahorse, Dugong, Smooth cauliflower coral and the Porbeagle shark. Also featured are the European eel, Leatherback turtle, Staghorn coral and the Beluga. #GlobalGoals #Wild4Life

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Meet Felicia, a refugee from #Cameroon, pictured here at the Agadom Refugee Settlement in Ogoja, Nigeria. Anglophone Cameroonians began fleeing violence in the country in October 2017 and have continued seeking shelter in neighboring #Nigeria. "I left because of the war. There were killings, they killed a lot of people. They killed my cousin so I came here with my husband and four babies," says the 25-year-old. ⁣ ⁣⁣ The #UnitedNations Refugee Agency UNHCR has registered over 30,000 refugees in Nigeria, 80% of whom are women and children. UNHCR is working to provide support through improved social services, and facilities for health and education. ⁣ Regram: @Refugees | 📸: UNHCR / Will Swanson⁣ #WithRefugees #GlobalGoals

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🎉Happy birthday Secretary-General António Guterres!🎉 The UN chief turned 70 on Tuesday — and colleagues at #UnitedNations Headquarters in #NYC found time in the Secretary-General's busy schedule to throw him a surprise party. We thank him for all he does for the UN and for people everywhere! 📸: UN Photo / Mark Garten #GlobalGoals #StandUp4HumanRights #ClimateAction #WithRefugees #ForMigration

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Jazz is more than music; it is a universal message of peace! Tuesday's #JazzDay highlights how jazz makes the most of the world’s diversity - bringing people & cultures together and helping to overcome differences. 📷: World-famous jazz musicians, including UN Messenger of Peace Stevie Wonder, perform at the inaugural International #JazzDay Concert at #UnitedNations Headquarters in #NYC in April 2012/UN Photo ‪ #GlobalGoals

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A replica of the famous Palmyra Arch of Triumph is pictured outside the Palais des Nations, home of the #UnitedNations in Geneva, #Switzerland. The original Arch in Palmyra, #Syria, was destroyed by ISIS in 2015. The replica was unveiled by @UNESCO during a recent conference on World Heritage. A hub of multilateral diplomacy, the UN in #Geneva services more than 8,000 meetings every year, making it one of the busiest conference centres in the world. Regram: @ungeneva | 📸: UN Photo/Enkelejda Aliu #GlobalGoals

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A young girl is rescued by Brazilian firefighters in #Mozambique as #CycloneKenneth hits the region. 1 million children already needed urgent aid in Mozambique following #CycloneIdai. Now, another 350,000+ children are at risk as the second cyclone in six weeks causes devastation across the region. Our colleagues from UNICEF have been working to support children and their families in Mozambique, many of whom have lost their homes, schools, friends and loved ones. UNICEF is providing critical emergency supplies to camps and communities to assist those displaced by flooding. Regram: @unicef | 📸: UNICEF/UN0306047/De Wet #EveryChild #ZeroHunger #ClimateAction

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A ceremonial welcome by Tadodaho Sid Hill, Chief of the Onondaga Nation, at the opening of the annual meeting of the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues at #UnitedNations Headquarters. 1000+ indigenous representatives have travelled to #NYC from around the world to discuss ways to protect the traditional knowledge at the core of indigenous identity, culture and heritage. The world's indigenous peoples live in 90 countries, represent more than 5000 cultures and speak an estimated 6,700 languages. They face challenges to their right to self-determination, education, and to their traditional lands, territories and resources, which are crucial to tackling global challenges such as climate change and loss of biodiversity. 📷: UN Photo / Loey Felipe #ClimateAction #GlobalGoals #WeAreIndigenous #StandUp4HumanRights

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We welcomed special guests this week: wild geese arrived at #UnitedNations Headquarters in New York to enjoy the nice spring weather. But these animals are not the only ones who can visit UNHQ: 21 tour guides from 14 countries give a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the UN at work, explaining its goals and structure while pointing out the architectural highlights of the building to over 1 million visitors a year. In the course of the one-hour tour, visitors explore historic rooms such as the General Assembly Hall and the Security Council Chamber, while learning about how the UN addresses global issues like peace and security, human rights, and the #GlobalGoals. 📷: UN Social Media / Carol Cai #VisitUN

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These Yemeni children just got vaccinated and are very proud of it. They are just two of 11.5 million children who have received vaccines from #UNICEF and partners as part of a country-wide mobile Measles and Rubella vaccination campaign. Around the world the measles vaccine has saved almost a million lives every year over the last two decades. This week's World Immunization Week promotes the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease. Any licensed vaccine has been rigorously tested to make sure it is safe and effective for you and your family. #VaccinesWork Regram: @UNICEF | 📷: UNICEF/UN0284429/Fadhel #Yemen #GlobalGoals #ForEveryChild

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#FlashbackFriday: Thousands of Soviet soldiers assist with the cleanup after the accident at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in 1986. Nearly 8.4 million people in what are now the territories of #Belarus, #Ukraine and #Russia were exposed to the radiation following the Chernobyl disaster -- the most severe accident in the history of the nuclear power industry. 33 years later, serious long-term consequences remain. Friday marks International Chernobyl Disaster Remembrance Day to ensure the women, men and children affected by radioactive contamination are never forgotten. 📷: UN Photo / Oleg Veklenko #FBF

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A mother and her baby are safe from malaria under an insecticide-treated mosquito net in #Ghana. Thursday is #WorldMalariaDay. Malaria is preventable and treatable, yet it continues to kill a child every two minutes. Children remain one of the most vulnerable groups affected by the disease. No child should die because they cannot access life-saving services to prevent, detect and treat the disease. More needs to be done to #EndMalaria. Basic steps can make a big difference in the fight against this disease: ➡️ treated bed nets ➡️ indoor spraying ➡️ testing ➡️ antimalarial treatments 📷: @WorldBank / Arne Hoel #GlobalGoals

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#TBT to February in Addis Ababa when girls showed #UnitedNations Secretary-General António Guterres their coding skills. Hanna from Ethiopia and Sizo from #Eswatini (pictured) showed the Secretary-General apps they had developed, including a secure system that allows people to vote in elections with devices including smartphones. “We want to stop malpractice when it comes politics and elections,” explained Sizo. The girls are part of a 4-year programme, supported by the African Union Commission, UN Women Ethiopia and @ituofficial, which trains them as programmers, creators and designers, putting them on track to take up careers in ICT and coding. When girls and women are empowered with technology, the whole world benefits, on Thursday's #GirlsInICT Day & every day. 📸: @UNWomen & @nancykgroves #GlobalGoals #WomenInScience #GirlsCanCode #ThrowbackThursday #WomenInTech

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"The UN was not created to take mankind to heaven, but to save humanity from hell." -- Former #UnitedNations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, in a speech in May 1954. His quote is pictured here on the wall in the visitors' area at UN Headquarters in #NYC. Preventing conflict, vaccinating children, protecting refugees, feeding the hungry, addressing climate change, empowering women, responding to humanitarian crises and so much more. It may not always make the headlines, but through international cooperation, the UN works for everyone, everywhere — on Wednesday's #DiplomacyDay and every day. 📷: UN Social Media / Roberta Politi #GlobalGoals #StandUp4HumanRights #ServingForPeace #WithRefugees #ForMigration

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On Wednesday's #DiplomacyDay and every day, the UN works for "we the peoples" - everyone, everywhere - by preventing conflict, vaccinating children, protecting refugees, feeding the hungry, addressing climate change, empowering women, reasoning to humanitarian crises and so much more. #ServingForPeace #ClimateAction #ZeroHunger #GlobalGoals #ForEveryChild #VaccinesWork #WithRefugees #ForMigration

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#TourTuesday: A view of cherry blossoms in front of the Japanese Peace Bell at #UnitedNations Headquarters in #NYC. A symbol of hope for peace, the Bell was donated by the United Nations Association of #Japan in 1954. The bell tower was modeled after the Hanamido (a small temple decorated with flowers), which symbolizes the place where Buddha was born. The bell was cast from coins and metal donated by people of 60 nations, and it is rung every year on #PeaceDay in September. 📷: UN Photo / Manuel Elias #GlobalGoals

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Secretary-General António Guterres reads books with school children during a visit to Zaatari refugee camp in #Jordan last year. "Literacy opens worlds of opportunities to everyone. And reading is fun," said the #UnitedNations Secretary-General. Books change lives. They are a doorway to mutual respect and understanding between people, across all boundaries and differences. On Tuesday's #WorldBookDay and every day, let us use the power of books to build a better world for all! Share you own photo of yourself reading with a child & challenge friends to do the same using #1Seat1Book. 📷: UN Photo / Sahem Rababah #GlobalGoals #WithRefugees

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Happy #EarthDay from UN Headquarters in #NYC! Reuse and recycle Turn out the lights Get on your bike Reduce food waste Use less water On Monday's Earth Day and every day, everyone can take #ClimateAction and help save our one and only planet. 📷: UN Social Media / @nancykgroves #GlobalGoals #ParisAgreement #unitednations

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@UNDP Goodwill Ambassador @nikolajwilliamcw recently visited an e-waste recycling facility and a resource-efficient, low carbon Smart Village in #Rwanda. This "green village" named Reweru in the eastern part of the country was established in 2015 with support from the #UnitedNations Development Programme (UNDP). People were relocated there from two islands on Lake Rweru, where they lived without access to basic infrastructure like schools, hospitals, electricity or clean water, and were at high risk of landslides during the rainy season. Today, Rweru is a safe haven for 144 families with 140 more houses nearly completed. The villagers have achieved energy and water self-sufficiency by generating biogas for cooking from consolidated human and livestock waste and harvesting rainwater for domestic use. “Coming from #Denmark—one of the world’s wealthiest countries that takes pride in being at the forefront of innovation and a green, sustainable future—it was refreshing for me to see that it’s possible to make the future better without it instantly being qualified by a price tag,” said the #GameOfThrones star who was surprised to learn that Rwanda is ahead of many countries when it comes to #ClimateAction, having abandoned the use of plastic bags ten years ago and with plans underway to stop the use of single-use plastics. 📸: @UNDP #GlobalGoals #BeatPlasticPollution #CleanSeas

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Holy sites must be respected. On Easter Sunday, "a sacred day for Christians around the world", #UnitedNations chief António Guterres said he was outraged by the terror attacks in Sri Lanka and is calling for the perpetrators to be swiftly brought to justice. The Secretary-General expresses his deepest condolences to the families of the victims, the people and the Government of #SriLanka, and wishes a speedy recovery to the injured. He commends the leadership demonstrated by the authorities and unity of the people of Sri Lanka in the wake of the attacks. The Secretary-General reiterates the support and solidarity of the United Nations with the people and the Government of Sri Lanka in this difficult moment for the nation.

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Meet Mei Yan, who some think has one of the coolest jobs in the world: she is a panda keeper. “They are my family,” she says. Over the past decade, Mei Yan has raised more than 50 pandas at a sanctuary in #China, taking care of their 🐼 nutritional and health needs. Women constitute less than 30% of people working in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) worldwide. The #UnitedNations Development Programme (#UNDP) is working to reduce gender inequality in STEM as well as in many other areas of work. Regram: @undp | 📸: UNDP China #GlobalGoals #Wild4Life

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Photo highlights of the week: A view of the cherry blossoms by the Japanese Peace Bell at UN Headquarters in #NYC. Keep scrolling for more of this week's photo highlights from across the #UnitedNations: 🔹 Secretary-General António Guterres speaks at the Financing for Development Forum surrounded by other leaders. 🔹 A wide view of the Security Council chamber during a meeting on the situation in #Yemen. 🔹 Children display the flag of the Central African Republic as the head of @UNPeacekeeping, Jean-Pierre Lacroix, visits the country. 📸: UN Photo / Manuel Elias, Eskinder Debebe, Loey Felipe & MINUSCA #GlobalGoals #ServingForPeace #WithRefugees #ZeroHunger

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Ester prepares to take a nap with her two-week-old triplets. Born in South Sudan, Ester tears up when she talks about her childhood. Her family was forced to move multiple times due to instability and violence in the country, leaving her unable to attend school. She was married for the first time when she was just 13 years old. “We had to move from village to village, sometimes living in the middle of the forest. Always in hiding. My father died when I was 9, trying to flee the fighting. After he passed away, life became even harder. I decided to get married. I thought all my problems would disappear.” Now a mother of six, Ester is raising her children with help from the World Food Programme (WFP). Throughout South Sudan, WFP works to ensure that vulnerable people affected by conflict, displacement, weather-related or economic shocks can meet their food and nutrition needs. Regram: @worldfoodprogramme | 📸: WFP / @gabrielavivacqua #ZeroHunger #GlobalGoals #WithRefugees

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#UnitedNations Secretary-General António Guterres listens to students from the UN International School in #NYC. During his visit late last week, the Secretary-General spoke to students about some of the most important issues affecting the world today, including climate change and pollution. He also took questions from the students on topics ranging from migration to corruption and democracy. For their part, the students gave a presentation on the #ClimateAction they take and sustainability. They also put on a classical musical performance for the Secretary-General. 📷: UN Photo / Mark Garten #GlobalGoals #ForMigration

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The Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, #France was inscribed as #WorldHeritage by @UNESCO in 1991. Following Monday's devastating fire that inflicted significant damage to the 850-year old cathedral, people from around the world expressed their concern for and solidarity with the French people. "Horrified by the pictures coming from Paris with the fire engulfing Notre Dame Cathedral - a unique example of world heritage that has stood tall since the 14th century. My thoughts are with the people and government of France," said #UnitedNations Secretary-General António Guterres. 📷: UN News / Anton Uspensky

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Pekina is one of the nearly 2 million people who were affected when #CycloneIdai hit southern Africa in March. The roof of her home in #Mozambique blew off and rain continues to leak through the make-shift roof that was pieced together using sheets and plastic. Despite these challenges, Pekina is working to help other displaced families in Beira by setting up tents for them. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has been working to support those most affected by the cyclone. Last week they helped hundreds of displaced people move to a new temporary displacement site, while others were provided with shelter kits that allowed them to return home. Regram: @unmigration | 📷: IOM / Sandra Black #ZeroHunger #GlobalGoals

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Pictured is Aisha, who was born in a detention centre in #Libya. ⁣ Aisha and her parents, Obah and Youseff, from #Somalia, were among the refugees relocated this week by the #UnitedNations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) from Ain Zara detention centre to a facility in #Tripoli.⁣ ⁣ "It was very scary in Ain Zara. We could hear the fighting. We had little food and water," said Obah. ⁣ Violent clashes have forced the relocation of more than 150 refugees to the UNHCR Gathering and Departure Facility in a safe zone in Tripoli. All those who have been moved are being registered, and provided accommodation and food.⁣ ⁣ Regram: @refugees | 📸: UNHCR/Mohamed Al Alem⁣ #WithRefugees #ForMigration #GlobalGoals

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📸 Photo highlights of the week Secretary-General António Guterres speaks with an advisor at a Security Council a meeting on Venezuela. Keep scrolling for more of this week's photo highlights from across the #UnitedNations: 🔹 The UN Mission South Sudan participates in an event marking the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. 🔹 A medical check-up is performed by a local woman by a member of the @unpeacekeeping mission in the Central African Republic. 🔹 Candles burn in remembrance at an event at UN Headquarters in #NYC commemorating the 25th anniversary of the genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. 📸: UN Photo/Beatrice Mategwa, Manuel Elias, Herve Serefio and Eskinder Debebe #GlobalGoals #PreventGenocide #Kwibuka25 #ServingForPeace