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Behind-the-scenes at the #UnitedNations General Assembly in #NYC. The #UNGA is in full swing! UN Headquarters is bustling with leaders and change-makers who have gathered to find global solutions to global challenges and achieve a better 🌏 for people everywhere. We will continue to bring you looks behind-the-scenes -- from security details to diplomatic selfies to long, long lines. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks! 📷: UN Photo #GlobalGoals
"We are here to serve: to relieve the suffering of “we the peoples”; and to help fulfil their dreams. We come from different corners of the world.Our cultures, religions, traditions vary widely -- and wonderfully. At times, there are competing interests among us. At others, there is even open conflict. That is exactly why we need the United Nations. That is why multilateralism is more important than ever. We call ourselves the international community. We must act as one. Only together, as united nations, can we fulfil the promise of the Charter and advance human dignity for all." -- #UnitedNations Secretary-General António Guterres at the opening of the General Assembly annual debate. 📷: @sotonino / UN Social Media #UNGA
The stage is set. World leaders will take their turn at the podium of the #UnitedNations General Assembly Hall today as the annual general debate gets underway in #NYC. Watch all the action live on Facebook starting at 9.00 a.m. NYC time (link in bio) and stay tuned for more exclusive udpates from our #UNGA VIP Instagram studio! 📷: UN Photo
World leaders have arrived in #NYC for Tuesday's opening of the annual #UnitedNations General Assembly debate, where they will work to find common ground to solve global challenges and achieve a better 🌏for people everywhere. Scroll through for a look behind-the-scenes at UN Headquarters -- from protocol prep to intense interpretation to social media signage. Stay tuned for more sneak peeks throughout the week! 📷: UN Photo #GlobalGoals
The #UnitedNations logo in the General Assembly hall at UNHQ in #NYC. This week, the hall will be filled with global leaders and luminaries, gathered together to find global solutions to global challenges during the UN General Assembly. Got a question for a global leader? - Post it as a comment below and a world leader may give you an answer on @facebook for Facebook Live interviews all week (link in bio). Stay tuned here on Instagram for exclusive behind-the-scenes visuals and Instagram stories featuring global leaders, celebrities and luminaries at #UNGA. 📷: UN Photo / Cia Pak
Preparations are well underway for special social media activities as world leaders make their way to #NYC for the #UnitedNations General Assembly where they will work to find global solutions to global problems. Secretary-General António Guterres kicked off the VIP Social Media Space with his first @Facebook Live where he took questions from people from all over the 🌎. Head over to our Facebook page to see it. Stay tuned here on Instagram for exclusive behind-the-scenes visuals featuring global leaders, celebrities and luminaries this week at our #UNGA VIP Instagram Studio. Don't miss it!
"I'm a young dad, but we're determined our kids will be schooled so they can make better choices," says Nou Nalam (19) of the Tumpuon ethnic group in far northeastern #Cambodia. With @unfpa support, government efforts to ensure information and vital sexual and reproductive health services to far flung indigenous communities are improving, but more work is needed. Regram: @unfpa_asiapac #GlobalGoals
Tete is only six and she's a refugee from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). In August, she spent her last few days at Mussungue reception centre before being relocated to a new home in the Lóvua settlement in northern #Angola. The new Lóvua settlement has been established to improve living conditions for #refugees who have been receiving basic humanitarian assistance, since the Cacanda and Mussungue centres are currently over-crowded as thousands of Congolese are forced to flee violence and ethnic tensions in the Kasai region of the DRC. Every day, #UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, saves lives and builds better futures for those forced to leave their homes. Regram: @refugees 📷:: UNHCR / Rui Padilha #WithRefugees #GlobalGoals
Zakia is a symbol of hope for girls in #Somalia. For many girls in that country, the months of July, August and September are something of a “cutting season”. The break from school means they have time to undergo and recover from female genital mutilation ( #FGM). Together with other brave young men and women, Zakia is working to end this practice. FGM was declared abandoned by around 3,000 communities in 2016. The #UnitedNations Population Fund ( #UNFPA), jointly with #UNICEF, leads the largest global programme to accelerate the abandonment of FGM. Regram: @unfpa 📷: UNFPA/Georgina Goodwin
#UnitedNations Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall ( @janegoodallinst) and UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed marked this Friday the International #PeaceDay at UN Headquarters in #NYC. They joined the Secretary General, António Guterres, in the annual ringing of the peace bell and calls for combatants worldwide to lay down their arms and observe a day of ceasefire and non-violence. This year’s ceremony was dedicated to the more than 65 million people forced to flee their homes to escape conflict and persecution. As a Messenger of Peace since 2002 and pioneer in the study of chimpanzees, Jane Goodall helps the United Nations focus attention on environmental issues. 📷: UN Photo/Kim Haughton #PeaceDay #GlobalGoals #JoinTogether
Freedom Human rights Free & fair elections These are all essential elements of democracy. Friday is International #DemocracyDay. Democracy contributes to peaceful and stable societies, and allows people to have a say in decisions affecting their lives. Don't forget to exercise your democratic right to elect leaders and officials where you live! 📷: Polling staff outside their voting station in Khartoum, #Sudan, on the first day of the country's general elections in 2010 (UN Photo / Mohamed Siddig)
#UnitedNations Secretary-General, António Guterres, with Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees ( #UNHCR) Angelina Jolie at UN Headquarters in New York, this afternoon. As Special Envoy, Ms. Jolie focuses on major crises resulting in mass population displacements, undertaking advocacy and representing UNHCR at the diplomatic level. UNHCR provides life-saving support to the people forced to leave their homes worldwide and is working hard to address the ongoing refugee/migrant crisis. 📷: UN Photo / Mark Garten #UN4RefugeesMigrants #GlobalGoals #AngelinaJolie
Got a question for #UnitedNations Secretary-General António Guterres? Now is your chance to ask! Write it in the comments below and join us on @facebook for the Secretary-General's first Facebook Live this Sunday at 5pm NYC time, as we kick off our coverage of this year's UN General Assembly. Find us on Facebook (link in bio) and don't miss it! #UNGA
#TBT to the #UnitedNations General Assembly Hall in #NYC, just after its completion in 1952. Next week, the Hall will be filled with global leaders and luminaries, gathered together to find common ground and agree on action to overcome the world's greatest challenges. Stay tuned for behind-the-scenes pics and very special Instagram stories from #UNGA 2017! 📷: UN Photo #ThrowbackThursday
Grand Chief Wilton Littlechild, a Cree Chief from #Canada, makes a ceremonial call to order at August's #IndigenousDay event at UN Headquarters in #NYC. On Wednesday, we celebrate the 10th anniversary of the historic #UnitedNations Declaration on the Rights of #IndigenousPeoples, which set standards for the survival, dignity and well-being of the 370 million indigenous peoples around the world. Despite major progress, these indigenous communities continue to face exclusion, marginalization and challenges to their right to self-determination, traditional lands, education and more. Use #WeAreIndigenous to show your support! 📷: UN Photo / Kim Haughton
A UN peacekeeper from #India starts the day early to monitor the Blue Line, a border demarcation between #Lebanon and #Israel. The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) works with 10,500 peacekeepers from 41 countries to keep peace in southern Lebanon. Among other things, UNIFIL monitors the cessation of hostilities in the area, supports the voluntary and safe return of displaced persons, and works closely with local communities. Regram: @unpeacekeeping
Traditional dancers of #SouthSudan welcome @unpeacekeeping Chief Jean-Pierre Lacroix, who recently visited a protection of civilians site in Malakal. The residents of this camp have fled their homes as a result of the ongoing conflict in the world's newest country. Since 2011, the Peacekeeping mission in South Sudan ( #UNMISS) has been working to consolidate peace and security, protect civilians, monitor human rights and help establish conditions for development. 📷: UN Photo / Isaac Billy
This Tuesday, the first plenary meeting of the 72nd session of the #UnitedNations General Assembly is taking place at UNHQ in #NYC. Next week, this hall will be filled with global leaders and luminaries who will be coming together to find common solutions to the world's greatest challenges at the opening of the annual General Debate. Stay tuned for @Instagram stories and behind-the-scenes pics! 📷: @sotonino / UN Social Media Team #TourTuesday #UNGA
"I think that teaching someone to be literate is a greater service to humanity." The Citizens Foundation, a literacy programme with an online platform for women and out-of-school girls in #Pakistan, has been awarded the 2017 #UNESCO Confucius Prize for Literacy. Created in 1995, the Foundation has since generated positive social change in the country by building and managing schools. Today, it runs 1,441 school units in over 100 of the poorest slums and villages across Pakistan. In 2016 alone, the programme enrolled 14,020 girls and women with a completion rate of 77%. Regram: @unesco / 📷: UNESCO / The Citizens Foundation #LiteracyDay #GlobalGoals
Hurricane #Irma: Right now, children and families are relying on the World Food Programme (WFP) for food for survival, which is often the most urgent need in these types of emergencies. #WFP is already airlifting High Energy Biscuits to #Haiti -- quick solutions to hunger that can save a child’s life. These biscuits are enough to feed 80,000 people for 4 days. WFP teams have also been strategically moving food within Haiti so that they can quickly and efficiently reach those most affected by this storm. But our WFP colleagues couldn’t carry out this type of work without the support of compassionate people because their work is 100% voluntarily funded. You can make an emergency donation right now and help WFP get immediate food assistance to those most in need: ow.ly/tRPo30cpXhN Regram: @worldfoodprogramme_official / 📷: WFP / Thomas Freteur