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A young child in #Togo enjoys a bite to eat, thanks to the World Food Programme (WFP), which delivered its first school meal in the country in 1963. Since then, WFP has become the largest provider of school meals in the world, delivering tens of millions of meals to children in some of the most vulnerable places on the planet. Daily school meals mean better nutrition and health for children, as well as increased access to education, serving as a strong incentive for parents to consistently send children to school. Regram @worldfoodprogramme I 📸: WFP Togo #ZeroHunger #GlobalGoals

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Meet Najiba Qasemi, member of the first all-women demining team in the 30-year history of demining in #Afghanistan. The team is currently working on clearing the last minefield in Bamyan Province, making Bamyan the first mine-free province in the country. Beyond the immediate lifesaving support these women provide to their communities, they also receive vocational training on archaeological excavation, tourism and business. In Afghanistan and around the world, colleagues from the #UnitedNations Mine Action Service put their lives at risk to reduce danger and protect people from the physical and psychological harm caused by explosive hazards. Regram: @un_mineaction I 📸: UNMAS Afghanistan #GlobalGoals

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These students are excited to learn in their new classroom - made out of recycled plastic in Côte d'Ivoire. The bricks, produced in a UNICEF-supported factory are easy-to-assemble, durable and low-cost. They will help build over 500 classrooms for 25,000 children over the next two years. The potential of the initiative is threefold: more classrooms for children, reduced plastic waste, and additional income avenues for the most vulnerable families. Around the world, our colleagues from UNICEF are working tirelessly with partners to provide learning opportunities #ForEveryChild and prepare every child with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive. Regram: @UNICEF | 📸: UNICEF/UN0315294/Dejongh #GlobalGoals

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#ThrowbackThursday to 1950: A United Nations DC-3 airplane, known as "UN 99", is pictured at an airfield in the Republic of Korea. The plane was used to transport UN personnel, mission members and essential supplies to the former UN Commission on Korea. Today, the #UnitedNations Humanitarian Air Service, managed by the @worldfoodprogramme, helps bring humanitarian aid to some of the world's most remote and challenging locations, often in places where safe surface transport or viable commercial aviation options are unavailable. 📷: UN Photo #GlobalGoals

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10-year-old Aisha and her 8-month-old sister Farah are pictured safe at home with their family in Athens, #Greece. Last year, they left their village in #Syria when their older brother was injured in a bombing. They travelled from #Turkey to Greece, and finally settled in Athens, with support from the #UnitedNations Refugee Agency (UNHCR). ⠀ UNHCR works with the Greek government, local authorities and non-governmental organizations to help refugees and asylum-seekers secure accommodation and integrate into local communities. Regram: @Refugees | 📷: Socrates Baltagiannis / UNHCR #WithRefugees #GlobalGoals

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#UnitedNations Secretary-General @antonioguterres meets with young students in #Mozambique. During his recent visit, the Secretary-General witnessed the devastating impacts of Cyclones Idai and Kenneth on the people, especially the children. "Their school was damaged during Cyclone Idai a few months ago. Most of the tin roofs flew off, except for some parts that now hang in pieces over the students while they are taking their classes. It breaks my heart to see children trying to get an education in these dire conditions," said the Secretary-General. "The cyclones that affected Mozambique are clear examples of what’s in store for all of us unless we take urgent #ClimateAction. The time to act is now." Regram: @antonioguterres | 📷: UN Photo / Eskinder Debebe #GlobalGoals

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Women hold Somali flags at a Women's Peace Forum in Mogadishu, #Somalia. In Somalia, women’s role as peace-builders tends to receive less exposure than their male counterparts. However, in the recent months, Somali women have decided to play a central role in reconciliation and peace processes - to protect their communities, families and society. After conflict, peace agreements are 35% more likely to last at least 15 years if women take substantive roles at the negotiation table. Our colleagues from @UNDP Somalia are working with women and youth grassroots organizations across Somalia to help them take up bigger responsibilities and step forward as peace-builders and leaders of Somalia. Regram: @undp | 📷: UNDP Somalia #GlobalGoals

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#TourTuesday: The "Sphere within a Sphere" by Italian sculptor Arnaldo Pomodoro, outside the Visitors' Entrance at #UnitedNations Headquarters in #NYC. Presented as a gift to the UN by Italy in 1996, it depicts a globe inside another fractured globe, symbolizing the fragility and complexity of the world. The UN works for everyone, everywhere -- by preventing conflict, vaccinating children, protecting refugees, feeding the hungry, addressing the climate crisis, empowering women, responding to humanitarian crises and so much more. 📷: UN Photo/Manuel Elias #GlobalGoals

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Regram @antonioguterres: Over the past months, I have met young people around the world: from university students in Tunisia and climate activists in Fiji, to youth learning tech skills in Ethiopia and Kenya, or visiting the UN NY Headquarters. They all have demonstrated enormous creativity, drive and innovation. And all of them have inspired me with their dynamism and determination. At the UN we want to increase our engagement with young people and support them in realizing their rights, including their right to education. And education today should help young people learn how to learn, combining knowledge, life skills and critical thinking. It should include information on sustainability and climate change. And it should advance gender equality, human rights and a culture of peace. Modern education should be about life-long learning. On #YouthDay, we celebrate all those who are working to transform education to make it more inclusive, accessible and relevant to today’s world. Swipe left for more 📷: Eskinder Debebe & Mark Garten / UN Photo, Nancy Groves & Karin Orantes / UN Social Media #GlobalGoals #StandUp4HumanRights #Youth2030

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Meet Huguette, an Ebola survivor from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. She contracted the disease in January 2019, but was able to recover from the virus thanks to the four day treatment she received at an Ebola treatment center. Now Hughette works for @UNICEF to supervise a group of women who conduct community outreach activities to inform others about the dangers and treatment options of Ebola. Survivor testimonies, like Hughette's, help to reduce fear and encourage people to seek early treatment, which increases their chance of survival and reduces the risk of further spread of the disease. 📸: @MartinePerret / UN Photo #GlobalGoals

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#EidMubarak! Wishing all our followers who are celebrating a happy and peaceful #EidAlAdha. #Eid

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Meet Miss, who joined the @ungeneva explosive detection dog unit back in 2016. The #UnitedNations DetEx K9 Unit in Geneva, #Switzerland works with seven dogs of different breeds to focus on explosive detection. Miss and her furry colleagues who work with the #UnitedNations around the world spend their days checking vehicles, meeting rooms, packages and anything else needed. They are looked after and live with specially-certified dog handlers with the UN Security Service. Regram: @ungeneva | 📷 UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré #GlobalGoals #dogs

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#FBF: to 2017 when Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, a Cree Chief from #Canada, opened the #IndigenousDay event at UN Headquarters in #NYC. Indigenous peoples make up less than 5% of the world's population, but speak 60% of the world's languages and represent 5000 different cultures. "With one language dying every two weeks and many more at risk, indigenous languages are under threat of disappearing. each one taking with it a cultural and intellectual heritage. On Friday's #Indigenous Day and every day, we must protect languages under threat of extinction," said #UnitedNations Secretary-General @antonioguterres. 📷: Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, a Cree Chief from #Canada, opens the 2017 Indigenous Day event at UN Headquarters in #NYC. I UN Photo/Kim Haughton #GlobalGoals #WeAreIndigenous #FBF #FlashbackFriday #StandUp4HumanRights

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During his visit to #Japan last August, #UnitedNations Secretary-General @antonioguterres meets with the hibakusha - survivors of the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 74 years ago. "Their stories touched my heart, along with their devotion to ensuring that the great tragedy they experienced is never again repeated. We are indebted to them for their courage and moral leadership in reminding us all about the human cost of nuclear war," said the Secretary-General. "We must remember what the hibakusha have travelled the world to spread: that we must have a world free of nuclear weapons. I am committed to continue working with them and others to make sure this is a reality." Regram: @antonioguterres | 📸: UN Photo / Daniel Powell #GlobalGoals

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#ThrowbackThursday to the Press Room at the Palais des Nations in Geneva, #Switzerland in the 1950s and the 2010s. The rear wall is graced by a painting by Maurice Barraud. The Palais des Nations first became host to the League of Nations in 1936. When the League was later dissolved in April 1946, it handed over its properties, including the Palais, to the #UnitedNations. A hub of multilateral diplomacy, @ungeneva services more than 8,000 meetings every year, making it one of the busiest conference centres in the world. Regram: @ungeneva | 📷 UN Photo / Patrick Jacquet #GlobalGoals

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Meet Yonas, who fled violence in #Ethiopia seven years ago. Now he runs for his dream to compete in the Summer Olympics in Tokyo, #Japan, next year. He used to skip his school bus to run 16 kilometers (almost 10 miles) to school each way. Years later, Yonas showed that refugees can run marathons in the Olympics, when, for the first time ever, a team of refugee athletes competed at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio. “To compete in Tokyo is my goal,” he said. For Yonas and other refugee athletes, sport is an opportunity to heal, develop and grow. The #UnitedNations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has been working with the International Olympic Committee to leverage the power of sport and the Olympic Movement to assist and protect forcibly displaced children and youth. ⠀ Regram: @Refugees | 📷: UNHCR / Béla Szandelszky⠀ ⁣⁣#WithRefugees #GlobalGoals #Tokyo2020

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Meet Edouard, whose mother is suspected of having contracted the Ebola virus. While she is receiving treatment, he is receiving care and support from @UNICEF and partners at a child care centre in Butembo, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, like many other children who were separated from their parents or orphaned by Ebola. One year after the start of the latest outbreak in the country, @WHO and partners have vaccinated over 170,000 people and treated 1300 patients. Despite progress, more needs to be done to combat the disease. 📸: @martineperret / UN Photo #GlobalGoals

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#TourTuesday: The “Knotted Gun” sculpture is located on the visitors plaza outside #UnitedNations Headquarters in #NYC. The iconic piece, which serves as 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. Today, visitors from around the globe continue to appreciate and connect to this cherished sculpture and its powerful message. 📷: UN Photo / Michos Tzovaras #GlobalGoals

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Former UN Secretary-General @KofiAnnan welcomes fellow Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison as inaugural speaker for a lecture series at #UnitedNations Headquarters in #NYC in 2002. Titled "The Humanities after 9/11," her lecture explored the uses of language for war and peace. "If there is one Nobel Prize that all other prize winners should envy, it is that Prize for Literature. Literature has the power to transform us in ways that politics never can. And few writers have demonstrated that power more magically than Toni Morrison," Mr. Annan said about the iconic author, whose passing was announced on Tuesday. 📷: UN Photo / Evan Schneider

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Secretary-General António Guterres has condemned and expressed his outrage over the mass shootings in Ohio and Texas. He extends his heartfelt condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims and stresses the need for all to work together to counter violence rooted in hatred, racism, xenophobia and all forms of discrimination.

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6-year-old Adham sits inside a destroyed home in Aden, #Yemen. Children like Adham face an uncertain future. By June 2019, Yemen’s conflict had killed 17,000 civilians and displaced 3.65 million. Civilians faced various risks to their safety, well-being and basic rights.⠀ The #UnitedNations Refugees Agency is providing shelter, legal and financial assistance as well as psycho-social support for civilians – and also continue to support some 280,000 refugees staying in Yemen despite the fighting.⠀ ⠀ Regram: @Refugees | 📸: UNHCR / Saleh Bahulais #WithRefugees #GlobalGoals

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Meet Doctor Gisele Mvumbi, who works as an epidemiologist for the World Health Organization in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. "When we identify someone who is sick with Ebola early, get them to the Ebola Treatment Centre, and then to see them come out healthy, we are so proud," Gisele says about her work. "We show the community that people can survive Ebola. When you seek treatment early, you have a much higher chance of surviving." She feels sad when health workers like her are misunderstood, threatened, beaten up and even killed. "But we have a duty. A duty to the community and to my country. I am Congolese. This is my country, and I am an expert in this area of work, so it is my duty to help, to change things, to make things better.” Regram: @who | 📸: WHO/C. Black #GlobalGoals

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These three Ebola survivors celebrate their good health with their community in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. One year after start of latest Ebola outbreak in the country, @who and partners have vaccinated over 170,000 people and treated 1300 patients. There has been much progress, but more needs to be done to combat the disease. "Aid workers, peacekeepers, health and government officials, and communities, have been working together - often in difficult circumstances - to support patients, their families, and to help prevent this illness from spreading further. I want to express my deepest appreciation to all of them for their heroic work," said #UnitedNations Secretary-General António Guterres. 📷: @martineperret / UN Photo #GlobalGoals

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Meet 14-year-old Halaz, a refugee from #Syria who lives in #Iraq now and is a human rights lawyer in the making. Halaz aims to work for free to defend anyone who faces problems during wars and conflicts. "I hate wars. When we were preparing to leave Syria, there were bullets and bombs everywhere, and my brother ended up getting shrapnel in his eyes and legs," she explains. "I just wish that all the politicians could sit down in a room and make a plan they could all agree on.” Her photo is part of the “One Day, I Will” photo exhibit which was launched by the #UnitedNations humanitarian office at UN Headquarters in #NYC. Scroll through for more of the pictures which feature the hopes and dreams of girls trapped in crises around the world to highlight their needs and challenges. 📸: @Vtremeau, presented by @un_ocha #WithRefugees #GlobalGoals

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Baby Christ-Vie has a great time with 19-year-old Ruth at a @UNICEF nursery for children affected by Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ebola took away 7-month-old Christ-Vie’s mother, and the baby is now cared for by Ruth, an Ebola survivor, who is using her immunity to help children whose mothers are suffering from Ebola by cradling, feeding and playing with them. @UNICEF is supporting Christ-Vie's care. Our colleagues from UNICEF are working tirelessly to provide children not only with health, education, protection, water and sanitation but also with hope, trying to provide a healthy start #ForEveryChild. Regram: @unicefrdcongo | 📷: UNICEF DRC / @vtremeau

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#ThrowbackThursday to an office in the #UnitedNations Secretariat building on 1 August 1950, with a view of the New York skyline. Built between 1949 and 1952, the landmark UN Headquarters in #NYC set standards as a unique example of modernist, international-style architecture. While UNHQ is located in New York, the UN has a presence around the world and works for everyone, everywhere -- by taking #ClimateAction, preventing conflict, vaccinating children, protecting refugees, feeding the hungry, and so much more. 📷: UN Photo #ServingForPeace #ForEveryChild #WithRefugees #ForMigration #ZeroHunger #StandUp4HumanRights #GlobalGoals

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Meet 15-year-old Khadija, a refugee from #Nigeria who lives in #Chad and is an IT professional in the making. “I want to work in Information Technology to learn and share knowledge," she explains. "What I have learned is that with the Internet, even if you don’t know something, somebody in the world has what you need. It is the best way to share knowledge.” Khadija was born in a remote village in north-eastern Nigeria with no school and no clean drinking water. Her photo is part of the “One Day, I Will” photo exhibit which was just launched by the #UnitedNations humanitarian office at UN Headquarters in #NYC. Scroll through for more of the pictures which feature the hopes and dreams of girls trapped in crises around the world to highlight their needs and challenges. 📸: @Vtremeau, presented by @un_ocha and @juliedjames / UN Social Media #WithRefugees #GlobalGoals

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Nadia Murad, Nobel Laureate and #UnitedNations Office on Drugs and Crime Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking, gifts UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres a copy of her autobiographical book. "When I met @nadia_murad_taha earlier this year, I was impressed by her courage and determination to help other survivors of human trafficking and sexual violence in conflict," said the Secretary-General on Tuesday's #EndHumanTrafficking Day. "Human trafficking is a heinous crime happening all around us. Traffickers and terrorist groups prey on the vulnerable, from people in poverty to those caught up in war or who face discrimination. Armed conflict, displacement, climate change, natural disasters and poverty exacerbate the vulnerabilities and desperation that enable trafficking to flourish. We cannot be indifferent to this problem. While laws are in place in most countries to tackle this problem, more needs to be done to bring transnational trafficking networks to justice and, most of all, to ensure that victims are identified and can access the protection and services they need." Regram: @antonioguterres | 📷: UN Photo / Mark Garten #GlobalGoals #StandUp4HumanRights

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Friends share a happy moment in Dakhla Refugee Camp, in Westen Sahara, in 2003. Friendships between peoples, countries, cultures and individuals can inspire peace and build bridges between communities. On Tuesday's #FriendshipDay, tell your friends you appreciate them! 📷: UN Photo / Evan Schneider #GlobalGoals

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Three curious tiger cubs are ready to explore the world in Mysore, #India. Over the last century the world's tiger population has declined by 95%. Today, fewer than 3,800 of these big cats remain in the wild in only 13 countries. Almost every part of a tiger has a value in the ‘black markets’ of illegal trade in wildlife - its skin, bones, whiskers, collar bones, feet, claws, teeth, penis and tail have all been used for a variety of purposes. Here are some actions you can take to help protect our tigers: - Get informed about the status of wildlife and wildlife products. - Support companies that demonstrate sustainable supply chains and environmentally responsible policies. - Don't buy products from wildlife protected by law. - Spread the word and encourage others to get better informed. 📷: John Isaac / UN Photo #GlobalGoals #InternationalTigerDay

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Children proudly show off their new UNICEF school bags in Bétou, in the Republic of Congo. Last year, UNICEF provided 4.5 million school bags for children around the world. For many families, the cost of educational materials can be prohibitively expensive, creating serious barriers for families to send their children to school. Access to school supplies is essential for fulfilling a child's right to education. Regram: @UNICEF | 📸: Diefaga / UNICEF #ForEveryChild #GlobalGoals

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This family fled #Venezuela to save their young child's life. One-year-old Elixamar has a congenital heart condition that requires surgery, yet the family was unable to get her the medical attention she needed because of a lack of access to healthcare.⠀ When they first arrived in #Colombia, they were living on the streets. Today, the family is living at a safe house, supported by the #UnitedNations Refugees Agency, where they receive food, shelter, health care and other essential support.⠀ ⠀ Regram: @Refugees | 📸: Roger Burks / UNHCR #WithRefugees #ForMigration

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This is one of the families #UnitedNations Secretary-General @antonioguterres met during his trip to #Tuvalu. They are among the people whose home is under threat by relentless rising seas. Over the last couple of months, the Secretary-General has seen first hand how people around the world are already experiencing the devastating impacts of the climate crisis. "In #Mozambique, I met schoolchildren trying to get an education in a classroom with no roof, after back to back cyclones - intensified by the climate emergency - brought death and destruction to their communities," said @antonioguterres. "In Saint Lucia, in the Caribbean, fishers told me how their health and livelihoods are threatened by a Sargassum seaweed invasion, triggered in part by climate change and pollution. All of the people I met, are demanding urgent #ClimateAction. That’s why I am organizing a Climate Summit in September. I have called on all countries to come to the UN with concrete and ambitious plans to limit global warming to well below 1.5°C and commit to carbon neutrality by 2050. The climate crisis is the battle for our lives. It's a battle we can and must win." Scroll through for more photos from the Secretary-General's trips. Regram: @antonioguterres | 📷: Stan Bishop, Mark Garten, Eskinder Debebe / UN Photo #GlobalGoals

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#FlashbackFriday to earlier this month when #UnitedNations staff members and their families and friends carried a giant rainbow flag during the Geneva Pride Parade. The UN's @free.equal campaign supports the fight against transphobia and homophobia - and stands up for equal rights and fair treatment for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people all over the world. Regram: @ungeneva | 📷: Miladin Bogetić / UN Photo #StandUp4HumanRights #LoveIsLove #GlobalGoals

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Akon Garang and Agel Kuan are on their way to their local market in South Sudan where they sell fruits and vegetables. Civil war has caused widespread destruction, death and displacement in South Sudan since December 2013, and more than 6 million people in the country do not know where their next meal will come from. The @WorldFoodProgramme has a number of programmes in the country focused on increasing the availability of food through crop farms and vegetable gardens, as well as improving access through infrastructure such as community roads. Regram: @WorldFoodProgramme | 📸: Gabriela Vivacqua / WFP #ZeroHunger #GlobalGoals

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#ThrowbackThursday to 1951, as a window cleaner goes about his work on the UN Secretariat building. Visible in the background is the General Assembly Hall, which was under construction at the time. #UnitedNations Headquarters set standards as a unique example of modernist, international-style architecture. While UNHQ is located in #NYC, the UN has a presence around the world and works for everyone, everywhere -- by taking #ClimateAction, preventing conflict, vaccinating children, protecting refugees, feeding the hungry, and so much more. 📸: UN Photo #TBT #ServingForPeace #ForEveryChild #WithRefugees #ForMigration #ZeroHunger #StandUp4HumanRights #GlobalGoals

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A man dressed in traditional clothing is pictured at the Gamri watershed in rural #Bhutan. The water shed collects rain water or snow and channels it into a natural storage area. ⁠ In the past, this land was overgrazed and trees were cut down. Fertile soil dried up and disappeared into dust or was washed away in floods. This caused crops to falter and made the land more prone to extreme weather, such as droughts or severe flooding.⁠ ⁠ The United Nations Development Programme has teamed up with local partners in recent years to take steps to protect the Gamri watershed. As a result, landscape resilience has been increased and the local community has developed more effective biodiversity management practices. ⁠ Regram: @UNDP | 📸: UNDP Bhutan GlobalGoals #ClimateAction

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Meet Doctor Houssaïnatou Bah, who works as an epidemiologist for the World Health Organization (WHO) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. "It gives me great satisfaction when I succeed in convincing someone who is suspected of having Ebola to go to the Ebola Treatment Centre for care," she explained her passion for her job. "Every time we succeed in doing this, I am proud to contribute to saving lives. This has no price, just joy.” More than 600 WHO staff are working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to stop the Ebola outbreak. Regram: @who | 📸: WHO / C. Black #GlobalGoals

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Women from a coastal village in Papua New Guinea stand in the water where their crops and homes used to be before they were destroyed by coastal erosion. In places all around the world, the impacts of the climate crisis have forced many people to leave their communities in search of a more sustainable life. The International Organization for Migration works in countries like Papua New Guinea to enhance preparedness and response capacities to climate-related migration. 📸: Muse Mohammed / @unmigration #GlobalGoals #ClimateAction

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#TourTuesday: The Broken Chair sculpture outside #UnitedNations Headquarters in Geneva, #Switzerland during a hot summer day. The iconic sculpture was created by Swiss artist Daniel Berset and installed outside the Palais des Nations in 1997. Facing @ungeneva, the 12-meter chair with a broken leg symbolizes the devastation of land mines and cluster bombs. The Palais des Nations first become host to the League of Nations in 1936. A hub of multilateral diplomacy, today the UN in Geneva services more than 8,000 meetings every year, making it one of the busiest conference centres in the world. 📷: Jean-Marc Ferré / UN Photo #GlobalGoals

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Four-year-old Brallan Jose enjoys a hot meal at a community kitchen in La Guajira, #Colombia. He recently arrived from Tachira, #Venezuela with his family. In Colombia, the World Food Programme (WFP) is supporting nearly 220,000 vulnerable migrants and host communities every month. Children affected by displacement are also supported through a school meals programme. WFP is working closely with local partners to ensure all those affected, especially the most vulnerable populations, have adequate access to nutritious food. Regram: @WorldFoodProgramme | 📸 WFP / Antoine Vallas #GlobalGoals #ForMigration #ZeroHunger

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#UnitedNations Deputy Secretary-General @AminaJMohammed meets with women deminers during her recent two day visit to #Afghanistan. "When I grow up, I want to be as skillful, impactful and brave as these phenomenal women deminers in Bamyan Afghanistan. The United Nations is supporting their peace, security and development," said the Deputy Secretary-General. Together with the head of @unwomen, Phumzile Mlambo, the head of @UNFPA, Natalia Kanem and the UN's Political Affairs chief Rosemary DiCarlo, the Deputy Secretary-General traveled to Afghanistan over the weekend for a visit of solidarity, and stressed that women must be at the centre of efforts to create lasting peace and security in the country. “At the end of two days we have been impressed with the leadership at all levels of government from Kabul out to the local areas, where you see that there is an investment in people, in particular in women’s empowerment," said the Deputy Secretary-General. Regram: @AminaJMohammed | 📸: Fardin Waezi / UNAMA #GlobalGoals

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Nelson Mandela and @antonioguterres meet in Lisbon, #Portugal, in October 1993. "Every time I met Nelson Mandela, I was impressed by his wisdom and compassion," said the #UnitedNations Secretary-General on Thursday's #MandelaDay. "Throughout his lifetime, he worked tirelessly for peace and human dignity for people everywhere. He also showed us that values such as forgiveness, respect and service are not just words, but concrete actions we can all take. Our best tribute to Mandela is found in actions. As we work together for peace, sustainable development and human rights for all, Madiba’s legacy will continue to be an example to follow." Regram: @antonioguterres | 📷: Carlos Marques / LUSA #NelsonMandela #StandUp4HumanRights #GlobalGoals

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This rock - brought back from the moon by Apollo 15 - is on display at the #UnitedNations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA) in Vienna, #Austria. The rock weighs 160 grams and was collected by Astronaut James Irwin in 1971. UNOOSA works to promote international cooperation in the peaceful use and exploration of space, and in the utilisation of space science and technology for sustainable economic and social development. Regram: @unitednationsvienna | 📸: UN Vienna Apollo50 #GlobalGoals

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People in #Mozambique are trying to rebuild their lives after the devastation brought by Cyclones Idai and Kenneth earlier this year. Many of them are dependent on humanitarian assistance as families struggle to meet their basic food and housing needs. While cyclones are not uncommon in that part of the world, the recent storms have been uncommonly fierce and prolonged, dramatic examples of how the global climate crisis is making extreme weather events more severe and widespread. During his recent visit to the country, #UnitedNations Secretary-General @antonioguterres said, "The people of Beira have a right to expect strong solidarity and tangible support from the international community, especially from those who contribute the most to the causes of our changing climate. It is not only the future of far-away places that is in peril, it is our entire planet." 📸: Eskinder Debebe / UN Photo #ClimateAction #GlobalGoals

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#FlashbackFriday to when the first astronauts to walk on the moon visited #UnitedNations Headquarters in #NYC. “I can tell that you share with us the hope that we -- citizens of earth -- who can solve the problems of leaving earth can also solve the problems of staying on it,” said Astronaut Neil Armstrong. ➡️ Scroll through to see more images, including when the astronauts returned to UNHQ and presented then Secretary-General U Thant with a piece of moon rock they collected, as well as the UN flag which accompanied them on-board their mission. 📷: T Prendergast / UN Photo #Apollo50 #FBF

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UN colleagues joined people around the world in volunteering their time on Thursday's #MandelaDay to help others by preparing meals at @brownsvilleccc in #NYC. "Nelson Mandela’s message to the world is clear: Every one of us can step up and act for enduring change. We all have the duty to do so," said #UnitedNations Secretary-General @antonioguterres. 📷: Zihan Lin & Sarah Massoni / UN Social Media Team #GlobalGoals #Time2Serve

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Within families, the provision of care and domestic work is far from random. Globally, women do 3 times more unpaid care and domestic work than men. UN Women works to promote shared responsibility for the provision of unpaid care and domestic work, to change the fact that it still falls disproportionately on women’s shoulders. Regram: @unwomen #GlobalGoals #FamiliesOfToday

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#ThrowbackThursday: Nelson Mandela addresses the Special Committee Against Apartheid in the #UnitedNations General Assembly Hall in June 1990: "We hold it as an inviolable principle that racism must be opposed by all the means that humanity has at its disposal. Wherever it occurs it has the potential to result in a systematic and comprehensive denial of human rights to those who are discriminated against." Nelson Mandela’s journey from prisoner to President of South Africa was the triumph of an extraordinary individual against the forces of hate, ignorance and fear – and it was a testimony to the power of courage, reconciliation and forgiveness to overcome the injustice of racial discrimination. Thursday's #MandelaDay provides us an opportunity to learn from Nelson Mandela's example to #StandUp4HumanRights and #FightRacism. 📷: P. Sudhakaran / UN Photo #TBT #NelsonMandela #UNGA

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“We the peoples...” The #UnitedNations works for everyone, everywhere -- by preventing conflict, vaccinating children, protecting refugees, feeding the hungry, addressing climate change, empowering women, responding to humanitarian crises and so much more. #WorldEmojiDay #GlobalGoals #WithRefugees #ForMigration #ZeroHunger #ClimateAction #ForEveryChild #ServingForPeace #HealthForAll #VaccinesWork