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A beautiful view of the bay of Suva, in #Fiji, with several ships near the port. Tuesday is the #DayoftheSeafarer, celebrating the unique contributions made by seafarers, who we rely on for many of our goods and products. This year, IMO is highlighting the opportunities for women in the maritime world and the many contributions they already make. 📷: Mark Garten/UN Photo #GlobalGoals

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Bushra, a refugee from #Syria, looks out a window in #Jordan. When conflict broke out in her country, Bushra’s family was separated. She now lives in Jordan with her mother and two of her brothers, while the rest of the family is split up between Syria, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United States. ⁣ “When I came here, all I could think of was, ‘When will I go back?’ Studying was not in my mind. Eventually, I enrolled in pharmacy studies,” says Bushra. ⁣ In her first two years at university, Bushra struggled to fund her education. She now receives a scholarship through the Albert Einstein German Academic Refugee Initiative (DAFI) scholarship programme, led by the #UnitedNations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and supported by the government of #Germany. ⁣ “Now that I have a DAFI scholarship, I can fully concentrate on my studies and on getting the best possible grades,” she says. ⁣ ⁣ Regram: @Refugees | 📷: Antoine Tardy ⁣/ UNHCR #WithRefugees #GlobalGoals

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Pictured is Amina, a young girl from #Mozambique. She is one of the nearly 1.8 million people dependent on humanitarian aid since #CycloneIdai made landfall last March. “We did not expect the cyclone. It was night and we were sleeping. At first, we woke up to the sound of the wind and right after that the water came streaming into our house. It’s the planting season now and we don’t have seeds. Soon we will all be hungry," says Rafael Domingo, Amina's father. Our colleagues from the International Migration Organization (IOM) have been working to support those affected by the cyclone since it hit the region, which is a major corridor for migrants transiting from the Horn of Africa to South Africa. Regram: @unmigration | 📷: Amanda Nero / IOM #ZeroHunger #UnitedNations

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Meet Takyiwaa Esther from #Ghana. She is a driver serving with the @UNPeacekeeping Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Takyiwaa is one of many young and dedicated women and men #ServingForPeace around the world. "My family thinks I am a brave woman and are very proud of me. They see me as a hero for serving as a #UnitedNations peacekeeper," she says. The UN has had a presence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for nearly twenty years, helping to support the country and its people as they grapple with political instability, violence and displacement. 📸: UN Photo / MONUSCO

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The #UNGA Hall in #NYC is transformed into a yoga studio in celebration of Friday's #YogaDay. The theme of the event was "Yoga for #ClimateAction". After song and dance performances, as well as a special message from @narendramodi, Prime Minister of #India, instructors led participants through a series of yoga demonstrations. Many of the poses were chosen to help people relax while going about their daily routines. Yoga brings thoughts and action together in harmony and helps promote spiritual and emotional well-being. ➡️ Scroll through for more images. 📷: Vibhuti Sharma & Sarah Massoni/ UN Social Media #GlobalGoals

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#FBF to September 2016 when the @free.equal #Path2Equality crosswalk led global leaders across 1st avenue to UN Headquarters for an event on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. No one should have to live in fear because of who they are or whom they love. This #PrideMonth, stand up for equal rights and fair treatment for lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people everywhere. 📷: UN Spokesperson #FlashbackFriday #StandUp4HumanRights #UnitedNations

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#TBT to last June, when hundreds of people celebrated the power of yoga at #UnitedNations Headquarters in #NYC, transforming the North Lawn into an outdoor yoga studio. Events are taking around the world to mark Friday's #YogaDay, celebrating how yoga can bring together thought and action, including on important issues such as the #ClimateAction. ➡️ Scroll through for more pictures! 📷: Santiago González / UN Social Media #ThrowbackThursday #GlobalGoals

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Rohingya refugees are pictured in #Bangladesh. They are some of the 70+ million people worldwide that are currently displaced, half of which are children. According to the latest from the #UnitedNations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), 25 people were forced to leave their homes every minute in 2018. "My thoughts are with the more than 70 million women, children and men – refugees and internally displaced persons -- who have been forced to flee war, conflict and persecution. This is an astonishing number – twice what it was 20 years ago," said @antonioguterres on Thursday's #WorldRefugeeDay. "What refugees need most urgently is peace." Regram: @Refugees | 📷: Kamrul Hasan/UNHCR #WithRefugees #ForMigration #GlobalGoals

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#ThrowbackThursday to July 2017 when #UnitedNations Secretary-General @antonioguterres met with Rohingya refugees in #Bangladesh who had become victims of sexual violence in #Myanmar. "Throughout my career, I have heard first-hand accounts of sexual violence in war zones and conflict areas," said the Secretary-General. "Sexual violence continues to be a horrific feature of conflicts around the world, deliberately used as a tactic of war, to terrorize people, to dehumanize communities and to destabilize societies, so that they struggle to recover for years or even decades. On the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, we must hear the survivors, and recognize their needs and demands. We must also ensure accountability for the perpetrators, and to address the gender inequality that fuels these atrocities. Together, we can and must replace impunity with justice; and indifference with action." Regram: @antonioguterres | 📷: @unfpa #EndRapeInWar #StandUp4HumanRights

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Lilias Opani shows off a photo he took as part of the World Food Programme (WFP) Storytellers programme. "On World Environment Day in Bidi Bidi, I took these photos of children celebrating outside their school," Lilias explains. "The environment is important for our health as human beings. Air, water and trees help us to live and we should avoid unnecessary cutting down of trees, burning rubbish and pouring sewage to avoid air pollution. I try to keep the environment clean here in Bidi Bidi." Lilias arrived at Bidi Bidi refugee settlement in #Uganda in 2016, having fled violence in South Sudan with his mother. "I joined the WFP Storytellers training, so I am now able to tell and write a story about my community and issues of concern within the community and share with the world." Ahead of Thursday's #WorldRefugeeDay, WFP is featuring Refugee Storytellers,. Follow @worldfoodprogramme to let them tell you their experiences from around the world. Regram: @worldfoodprogramme | 📷: WFP / Hugh Rutherford #WithRefugees #GlobalGoals #ClimateAction

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#UnitedNations Secretary-General @antonioguterres speaks to reporters after launching the UN plan of action on hate speech. "I fear we have reached an acute moment in battling the demon of hate speech. Social media are being exploited as platforms for bigotry, and hate is moving into the mainstream. Governments and technology companies are struggling to prevent and respond to orchestrated online hate," said the Secretary-General. "Today I launched a plan of action aimed at identifying, preventing and confronting hate speech, while upholding freedom of opinion and expression. Hate speech may have gained a foothold but we will never stop confronting it. We all need to do better at looking out for each other — and we can use platforms like @instagram to call out hatred whenever we see it." Regram: @antonioguterres | 📷: Manuel Elias / UN Photo #GlobalGoals

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Tuesday is Sustainable Gastronomy Day. ⠀ ⠀ Sustainable gastronomy is cuisine that takes into account where the ingredients are from, how the food is grown and how it gets to our markets and eventually to our plates. By being open to locally grown foods and eating what is in season, you can help shift the buying patterns of local businesses, like restaurants and hotels, and support the area’s fishers and farmers.⠀ ⠀ You can support sustainable gastronomy by: . 👩🏽‍🌾 Buying from local farmers ⠀ 🍒 Eating more local and seasonal food⠀ 🍲 Trying local foods in your travels⠀ 🥗 Avoiding food waste⠀ ⠀ Join the sustainable food challenge by sharing your own tips or recipes using #ActNow. Regram: @fao #ClimateAction #ZeroHunger #GlobalGoals

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#TourTuesday: The Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations Room, which is home to the Human Rights Council at the #UnitedNations in Geneva, features a unique ceiling creation by the Spanish artist Miguel Barceló. It consists of many layers of paint of different colours, composed of pigments from across the world. The Human Rights Council is responsible for promoting and protecting the human rights of all people all over the world, making sure that all people have the same rights, checking what governments do to protect the rights of people in their countries and if governments do what they agreed on at the UN, as well as helping people whose rights were taken away. Every four and a half years, on a rotational basis, all 193 countries that are part of the #UnitedNations undergo a review of the human rights situation in their countries. Regram: @UNGeneva | 📷: Jean-Marc Ferré / UN Photo #StandUp4HumanRights #GlobalGoals

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Wilmar enjoys her school lunch with a friend. She is one of 47 students from #Venezuela who get a hot meal every day at this school feeding programme in Cúcuta, #Colombia. Countless children across the globe go to school on an empty stomach, which makes it hard for them to focus on lessons. Many simply do not go to classes at all, as their families need them to help in the fields or around the house. For all of them, a daily school meal means better nutrition and health as well as increased access to education, because it is a strong incentive for parents to consistently send children to school. The World Food Programme of the #UnitedNations provides school meals to over 16 million children worldwide. Regram: @WorldFoodProgramme | 📸: WFP / Giovanna Vacca #ZeroHunger #GlobalGoals

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Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Holy Month of Ramadan. Wishing all our followers who are celebrating a happy and peaceful #EidAlFitr!

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#UnitedNations staff members and delegates celebrate #WorldBicycleDay at UNHQ in #NYC. Bikes are used every day and on every continent, in the most affluent nations as well as in developing countries. They are a clean mode of transportation, helping to #BeatAirPollution, and they can help kids access education, health care and contribute to achieving the #GlobalGoals. Share why you love your bike on Monday's Bike Day! 📷: JC McIlwaine / UN Photo

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13 year old Nyathak takes home a fresh fish she bought at the local market in South Sudan, a country where nearly half the population faces severe food shortages. Civil war has been causing widespread destruction, death and displacement in South Sudan since December 2013. As of January 2019, 6.17 million people in the country do not know where their next meal will come from. The World Food Programme is providing life-saving support to millions of people on all sides of the conflict and in virtually all accessible areas of the country. Regram: @worldfoodprogramme | 📸: WFP/ @gabrielavivacqua #ZeroHunger #GlobalGoals

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A woman and her children in Timbuktu, #Mali. Saturday's Global Day of Parents is an opportunity to celebrate parents and their selfless commitment and lifelong sacrifices for their children, as they nurture and protect them. On #ParentsDay, and every day, show your appreciation for the parents you know! 📷: @UN_MINUSMA / Marco Dormino #GlobalGoals

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A family is pictured on the dusty terrain of the Sahel region of Burkina Faso. People there are struggling to find food after failed harvests. Herders have been forced to migrate four months earlier than usual in search of pastures and water. Last year, violence and drought triggered alarming levels of displacement, food insecurity and malnutrition in Burkina Faso. This year, more than 676,000 people are facing chronic food insecurity, including 587,000 children under 5 years old, who are suffering from severe acute malnutrition. The #UnitedNation's Humanitarian Office is working with partners to scale up relief efforts, focusing on providing emergency food, water, health services and protection. Regram: @un_ocha | 📷: OCHA/Otto Bakano #InvestInHumanity #ZeroHunger #ClimateAction

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A new stamp featuring a portrait of the late #UnitedNations Secretary-General Kofi Annan is pictured. The stamp, released Friday by @unstamps, was illustrated by the famous artist and engraver Martin Mörck of #Norway. Alongside the portrait, a quote from the former Secretary-General is featured: “To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.”

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On Thursday, #UnitedNations Secretary-General @antonioguterres was awarded the International Charlemagne Prize of Aachen for the Unity of Europe. "As a committed European and UN Secretary-General, the prize I received today is especially meaningful to me, but it is also a tribute to the commitment, service and sacrifice of the women and men of the United Nations. At this crossroad of our history, this encouragement humbles me," said António Guterres. "As Secretary-General of the UN, I have no other powers but persuasion and the appeal to reason, but I can assure you that I will always do my best to defend passionately the values of pluralism, tolerance, dialogue and mutual respect to build a world of peace, justice and human dignity. Regram: @antonioguterres | 📷: James Dowson / @UNFCCC #GlobalGoals #StandUp4HumanRights

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Students at the @rwthaachenuniversity asked @antonioguterres what motivated him to become #UnitedNations Secretary-General: "My answer was simple: the main reason I chose this path is that I wanted to do something to reduce human suffering," said the Secretary-General. "I heard that same wish for a better world and a brighter future from the young people I met in Germany who showed energy and passion for addressing our global challenges -- from the climate emergency to the risks of intolerance and populism. I am counting on their generation to take urgent #ClimateAction and build tolerant and cosmopolitan societies." Regram: @antonioguterres | 📷: James Dowson / @UNFCCC #StandUp4HumanRights #FightRacism

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A UN Peacekeeper carries out a patrol in north-east #Mali in January following increased insecurity as a result of attacks by terrorist and other armed groups. Wednesday is the International Day of UN Peacekeepers, honouring the brave men and women who leave their families behind and travel to hostile environments to serve under the #UnitedNations flag. "Peacekeepers protect men, women and children from violence every day, often at great personal risk," said UN Secretary-General António Guterres. "For millions in conflict-affected situations around the world, peacekeeping is a necessity and a hope." 📸: UN Photo/Harandane Dicko PKDay #ServingForPeace

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@antonioguterres is pictured meeting with Arnold @Schwarzenegger during the R20 Austrian World Summit in Vienna, #Austria. "Normally I say 'I'll be back', but now I say: 'I'll be there,” was Mr. Schwarzenegger's response to the invitation from #UnitedNations Secretary-General António Guterres to attend September’s UN #ClimateAction Summit. "Thank you, Arnold Schwarzenegger for helping me do the heavy lifting to protect our planet. We all need to work together to tackle the global climate emergency," said the Secretary-General during the meeting. 📸: Nikoleta Haffar / @UnitedNationsVienna #GlobalGoals

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Women with the #UnitedNations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) inspect their gear in #Iraq. Efforts are underway to bring more women to the frontlines of mine clearance efforts throughout the country, despite the challenges of long-standing cultural and social norms. UNMAS works for a world free of the threat of landmines and unexploded ordnance, where individuals and communities live in a safe environment and where mine survivors are fully integrated into their societies. Regram: @un_mineaction | 📸: @cengizyar

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UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres discusses #ClimateAction live on @Instagram with youth climate activist @GretaThunberg in #Vienna, #Austria on Monday. "Young people like Greta are demanding that today’s leaders act on behalf of future generations. I echo that demand...As Secretary-General of the #UnitedNations I have many battles, but as grandfather, the battle of my life is climate action. Political leaders are not acting quickly enough to win the race against climate change. I trust young people like Greta to push my generation, to push their parents, to push societies to save our planet and our future," said the Secretary-General. Regram: @antonioguterres | 📸: Nikoleta Haffar / @UnitedNationsVienna #GlobalGoals

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In Vienna, #Austria, UN Secretary-General @antonioguterres met #UnitedNations Messenger of Peace @yoyoma.official at a workshop that brought together refugee musicians, singers and percussionists to foster understanding and enrich society. “The diverse group is sending a strong message of openness, respect and inclusion through the universal language of music,” said the Secretary-General. “Thank you to Yo-Yo Ma and everyone standing #WithRefugees.” Regram: @antonioguterres | 📸: Nikoleta Haffar / @UnitedNationsVienna #GlobalGoals

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Baby Elrom is pictured in #Ghana after receiving the first and most important piece of paper she will ever possess - her birth certificate! For people around the world, a birth certificate is the key that can open the door to all other rights, allowing people to access health care, education and social services. Yet, around 1 in 4 of the world’s children are still invisible in the eyes of the law because their birth has never been registered. Around the world, UNICEF is working to draw attention to the importance of universal birth registration as an important first step in safeguarding peoples' rights. Regram: @unicef | 📸: Dejongh/UNICEF #GlobalGoals #ForEveryChild

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#UnitedNations Secretary-General @antonioguterres on board the Uto ni Yalo vessel, a wind and solar powered boat, off the coast of #Fiji last week. During his recent visit to the Pacific, the Secretrary-General called for urgent #ClimateAction to protect small island countries threatened by rising sea levels due to the global climate emergency. Here are some ideas for everyday actions everyone can take: Drive less Eat local produce Reuse & recycle Turn off the lights 📸: Mark Garten/UN Photo #GlobalGoals

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Little Disleydy naps peacefully in #Brazil. The 1-year-old fled #Venezuela with her mom, Annabel, and siblings this past February. ⁣They left their home in the middle of the night, clambering across rocky hills to avoid danger and reach safety across the border in the village of Tarauparu. Annabel was three months pregnant at the time. Taruparu has been receiving refugees from Venezuela throughout the year. The #UnitedNations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) has been helping the new arrivals get registered, while also providing protection support. UNHCR has also been providing shelter materials, hygiene items, kitchen sets, mattresses and blankets. Regram: @refugees | 📸: Viktor Pesenti⁣/UNHCR #WithRefugees #ForMigration #GlobalGoals

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Keflene Yakobo, is an obstetric fistula ambassador in her Tanzanian community who helps other fistula survivors receive treatment and reclaim their lives. An obstetric fistula is childbirth injury caused by prolonged, obstructed labour. It often results in incontinence, and is almost exclusively a condition of the poorest, most vulnerable and marginalized women and girls. Keflene suffered the preventable, yet devastating childbirth injury when delivering her first child. “People have laughed at me. I couldn’t join any social gatherings. I couldn’t attend church, and I couldn’t even visit my friends. Some community members shunned me because of my condition,” she recalled. With support from the #UnitedNations Population Fund Keflene able to successfully undergo repair surgery. She also received counselling and participated in income-generating classes to help support her recovery. 📸: Bright Warren / @UNFPA Tanzania #GlobalGoals

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This woman is helping to prepare the site where over 130 new transitional shelters are being built in #Niger to accommodate those fleeing Boko Haram. 4 years ago, violence forced the people of Maina Kaderi, Niger to leave their homes. After several months on the move, the displaced tried to return, but continued instability forced them to relocate once again. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) is now helping to build the displaced people new homes in Niger. In conflict-affected region around the world, IOM helps ensure the orderly and humane management of migration and assists in the search for practical solutions to migration challenges. Regram: @unmigration | 📸: Monica Chiriac / IOM #GlobalGoals #ForMigration #WithRefugees

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On Wednesday's #BiodiversityDay, this photo from the Food and Agricultural Organization features a collection of vibrantly-coloured vegetables. Biodiversity is the foundation of the ecosystems we depend on for our food and much more. "From individual species through entire ecosystems, biological diversity is vital for human health and well-being. The quality of the water we drink, the food we eat and the air we breathe all depend on keeping the natural world in good health," said #UnitedNations Secretary-General António Guterres. ⠀ Here are some simple steps how you can help preserve biodiversity: Buy from local farmers Choose seasonal foods ⠀ Diversify your diet Regram: @fao #GlobalGoals #ZeroHunger

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Meet 6 day old Lui , who was brought to this UNICEF-supported health clinic at Azraq Refugee Camp in #Jordan by his grandmother to get his vaccinations. "I wish for Lui to live a happy life and for our whole family to leave this place and go back safely to #Syria," says Lui’s grandmother. 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_uk | 📸: Herwig / UNICEF #VaccinesWork #ForEveryChild #WithRefugees

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Meet Moscou, one of seven K9 explosive detection dogs, pictured in front of the iconic Celestial Sphere sculpture at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Dogs with the #UnitedNations K9 Unit in Geneva, #Switzerland and other UN offices around the world are highly-trained in the detection of explosives and firearms. The #dogs 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 | 📸: Francisco Quilez / UN Photo #GlobalGoals

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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