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A shipwrecked boat is pictured off the coast of Cadiz, near Punta Paloma, #Spain. This boat, like many others, was used by refugees searching for safety and security. 
Many who take this dangerous journey are risking their lives in an attempt to escape violent conflict and persecution. An estimated 2,270 people drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in 2018 - an average of six deaths every day.

The #UnitedNations Refugee Agency (#UNHCR) has called for greater efforts to prevent refugees and migrants from taking such desperate journeys, including more safe and legal pathways to access asylum in Europe. “We cannot turn a blind eye to the high numbers of people dying on Europe’s doorstep," stressed Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Regram: @refugees | 📷: UNHCR/@markelredondo

#WithRefugees #GlobalGoals

A shipwrecked boat is pictured off the coast of Cadiz, near Punta Paloma, #Spain . This boat, like many others, was used by refugees searching for safety and security. Many who take this dangerous journey are risking their lives in an attempt to escape violent conflict and persecution. An estimated 2,270 people drowned in the Mediterranean Sea in 2018 - an average of six deaths every day. The #UnitedNations Refugee Agency (#UNHCR ) has called for greater efforts to prevent refugees and migrants from taking such desperate journeys, including more safe and legal pathways to access asylum in Europe. “We cannot turn a blind eye to the high numbers of people dying on Europe’s doorstep," stressed Filippo Grandi, UN High Commissioner for Refugees. Regram: @refugees | : UNHCR/@markelredondo #WithRefugees #GlobalGoals - 15 hours ago

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After 14 days, the Flipflopi, a boat made from 10 tonnes of re-used plastic collected from Kenyan towns and beaches - including more than 30,000 recycled flip flops - has reached its destination. 
The nine-metre, rainbow-coloured dhow traveled from #Kenya to Zanzibar, #Tanzania: 2 countries, 6 stops, 500 kilometers, over a dozen workshops, meetings and beach cleanups and - most importantly - thousands of people engaged to #BeatPlasticPollution.

Up to 13 million tonnes of plastic enter our oceans every year. @UNEnvironment's Flipflopi expedition inspired people in Africa and around the world to work together for #CleanSeas. 
Now that the Flipflopi has reached the final port of the expedition, the boat will be prepared for a journey to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, where global leaders and influencers will gather for the Fourth #UnitedNations Environment Assembly in March. 
Regram: @unenviroment

#ClimateAction #GlobalGoals

After 14 days, the Flipflopi, a boat made from 10 tonnes of re-used plastic collected from Kenyan towns and beaches - including more than 30,000 recycled flip flops - has reached its destination. The nine-metre, rainbow-coloured dhow traveled from #Kenya to Zanzibar, #Tanzania : 2 countries, 6 stops, 500 kilometers, over a dozen workshops, meetings and beach cleanups and - most importantly - thousands of people engaged to #BeatPlasticPollution . Up to 13 million tonnes of plastic enter our oceans every year. @UNEnvironment 's Flipflopi expedition inspired people in Africa and around the world to work together for #CleanSeas . Now that the Flipflopi has reached the final port of the expedition, the boat will be prepared for a journey to the Kenyan capital of Nairobi, where global leaders and influencers will gather for the Fourth #UnitedNations Environment Assembly in March. Regram: @unenviroment #ClimateAction #GlobalGoals - 2 days ago

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A family has just received much-needed humanitarian aid at the remote Rukban settlement in #Syria.

The #UnitedNations and Syrian Red Crescent have been delivering life-saving assistance to more than 40,000 desperate people seeking shelter at the camp near the border with #Jordan. The majority of those at the camp are women and children.

This is only the second time the UN has been able to reach the site from within Syria, where the cold winter months have exacerbated an already dire situation. 
Humanitarians delivered a month's worth of food rations to over 8,300 families, along with shelter materials and core relief items, including blankets, sleeping mats and water containers. 10,000 dignity kits were distributed to women and girls, and critical nutritional supplies were provided to young children, many of whom were also vaccinated. 
Regram: @un_ocha | 📸: WFP / Marwa Arwad

#InvestInHumanity

A family has just received much-needed humanitarian aid at the remote Rukban settlement in #Syria . The #UnitedNations and Syrian Red Crescent have been delivering life-saving assistance to more than 40,000 desperate people seeking shelter at the camp near the border with #Jordan . The majority of those at the camp are women and children. This is only the second time the UN has been able to reach the site from within Syria, where the cold winter months have exacerbated an already dire situation. Humanitarians delivered a month's worth of food rations to over 8,300 families, along with shelter materials and core relief items, including blankets, sleeping mats and water containers. 10,000 dignity kits were distributed to women and girls, and critical nutritional supplies were provided to young children, many of whom were also vaccinated. Regram: @un_ocha | 📸: WFP / Marwa Arwad #InvestInHumanity - 2 days ago

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#FlashbackFriday to a view of #Unitedations Headquarters in #NYC, seen from the snow-covered North Garden in January 1996.

This 18-acre site along the East River in Manhattan does not belong to just one country, but to all 193 Member States that have joined the Organization.

Every day, representatives from around the world gather at the UN to find common ground on global challenges and take action on issues that cannot be resolved by any one country acting alone. 📷: UN Photo / Evan Schneider

#GloalGoals #FBF

#FlashbackFriday to a view of #Unitedations Headquarters in #NYC , seen from the snow-covered North Garden in January 1996. This 18-acre site along the East River in Manhattan does not belong to just one country, but to all 193 Member States that have joined the Organization. Every day, representatives from around the world gather at the UN to find common ground on global challenges and take action on issues that cannot be resolved by any one country acting alone. : UN Photo / Evan Schneider #GloalGoals #FBF - 3 days ago

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#LoveIsLove

More than a third of the world’s countries criminalize consensual, loving same-sex relationships, entrenching prejudice and putting millions of people at risk of blackmail, arrest and imprisonment.

In many cases, a lack of adequate legal protections combined with hostile public attitudes leads to widespread discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people – including workers being fired from jobs, students bullied and expelled from schools, and patients denied essential healthcare.

On Thursday's #ValentinesDay, join @free.equal, our global campaign against homophobia and transphobia, and support fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people everywhere. 📷: @free.equal

#StandUp4HumanRights #GlobalGoals

#LoveIsLove More than a third of the world’s countries criminalize consensual, loving same-sex relationships, entrenching prejudice and putting millions of people at risk of blackmail, arrest and imprisonment. In many cases, a lack of adequate legal protections combined with hostile public attitudes leads to widespread discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex people – including workers being fired from jobs, students bullied and expelled from schools, and patients denied essential healthcare. On Thursday's #ValentinesDay , join @free.equal , our global campaign against homophobia and transphobia, and support fair treatment of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people everywhere. : @free.equal #StandUp4HumanRights #GlobalGoals - 3 days ago

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A storybook proposal - except for one thing... Over 12 million girls under the age of 18 are married each year. That’s 12 million girls robbed of their childhood and dreams. That’s 12 million leaders, teachers, athletes, artists that never get the chance.

But there is good news! In the last decade, 25 million child marriages have been prevented thanks to keeping girls in school, ensuring access to basic social services for girls at risk of marriage and raising awareness in communities. Together with their partners, our colleagues at #UNICEF are working tirelessly to give every girl a childhood and every chance to chase their dreams.

This #ValentinesDay, join UNICEF in the fight to #EndChildMarriage. 
Regram: @UNICEF

#GlobalGoals #IDont

A storybook proposal - except for one thing... Over 12 million girls under the age of 18 are married each year. That’s 12 million girls robbed of their childhood and dreams. That’s 12 million leaders, teachers, athletes, artists that never get the chance. But there is good news! In the last decade, 25 million child marriages have been prevented thanks to keeping girls in school, ensuring access to basic social services for girls at risk of marriage and raising awareness in communities. Together with their partners, our colleagues at #UNICEF are working tirelessly to give every girl a childhood and every chance to chase their dreams. This #ValentinesDay , join UNICEF in the fight to #EndChildMarriage . Regram: @UNICEF #GlobalGoals #IDont - 4 days ago

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Pictured is Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya from #Kenya, one of the many voices rejecting the practice of child marriage, prevalent in many parts of the world. 
Globally, 1 in 5 girls is married off before turning 18, robbing them of the ability to determine their own future. Girls involved in these marriages are extremely vulnerable and are often unable to advocate for their needs and rights. “I grew up in rural Kenya. The traditional way of life for girls was to undergo female genital mutilation in preparation for marriage at a young age,” Kekenya told our #UnitedNations Population Fund (UNFPA) colleagues. “I escaped child marriage and fought for my education,” she said, which later allowed her to establish Kakenya's Dream, a nonprofit organization that uses education to empower girls and transform rural communities.

On Thursday's #ValentinesDay and every day, UNFPA is helping girls around the world say #IDONT to child marriage. 📷: Kakenya's Dream I @UNFPA

#GlobalGoals

Pictured is Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya from #Kenya , one of the many voices rejecting the practice of child marriage, prevalent in many parts of the world. Globally, 1 in 5 girls is married off before turning 18, robbing them of the ability to determine their own future. Girls involved in these marriages are extremely vulnerable and are often unable to advocate for their needs and rights. “I grew up in rural Kenya. The traditional way of life for girls was to undergo female genital mutilation in preparation for marriage at a young age,” Kekenya told our #UnitedNations Population Fund (UNFPA) colleagues. “I escaped child marriage and fought for my education,” she said, which later allowed her to establish Kakenya's Dream, a nonprofit organization that uses education to empower girls and transform rural communities. On Thursday's #ValentinesDay and every day, UNFPA is helping girls around the world say #IDONT to child marriage. : Kakenya's Dream I @UNFPA #GlobalGoals - 4 days ago

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These special commemorative stamps feature a vintage shot of Audrey Hepburn preparing to record a program for @UNICEF over UN Radio in 1953. 
The stamps were created by the #UnitedNations Postal Administration to mark Wednesday's #WorldRadioDay. 
Radio broadens horizons, builds more harmonious societies, and unites & empowers people around the world. "On this World Radio Day, let us recognize the power of radio to promote dialogue, tolerance and peace," said UN Secretary-General António Guterres. 📸: UN Visitors Services / MF Page

#GlobalGoals

These special commemorative stamps feature a vintage shot of Audrey Hepburn preparing to record a program for @UNICEF over UN Radio in 1953. The stamps were created by the #UnitedNations Postal Administration to mark Wednesday's #WorldRadioDay . Radio broadens horizons, builds more harmonious societies, and unites & empowers people around the world. "On this World Radio Day, let us recognize the power of radio to promote dialogue, tolerance and peace," said UN Secretary-General António Guterres. 📸: UN Visitors Services / MF Page #GlobalGoals - 5 days ago

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The Japanese Peace Bell pictured in the gently falling snow on Tuesday's #SnowDay at #UnitedNations Headquarters in #NYC! ❄️ A symbol of hope for peace, it was donated by the United Nations Association of #Japan in 1954. The bell was cast from coins and metal donated by people of 60 nations, and it is rung every year on the International Day of Peace in September.

No matter the weather, the work of the UN continues around the world for everyone, everywhere: preventing conflict, vaccinating children, protecting refugees, feeding the hungry, addressing climate change, empowering women, responding to humanitarian crises and so much more. 📷: UN Photo / Manuel Elias

#GlobalGoals #ServingForPeace #WithRefugees #ZeroHunger #ClimateAction

The Japanese Peace Bell pictured in the gently falling snow on Tuesday's #SnowDay at #UnitedNations Headquarters in #NYC ! ️ A symbol of hope for peace, it was donated by the United Nations Association of #Japan in 1954. The bell was cast from coins and metal donated by people of 60 nations, and it is rung every year on the International Day of Peace in September. No matter the weather, the work of the UN continues around the world for everyone, everywhere: preventing conflict, vaccinating children, protecting refugees, feeding the hungry, addressing climate change, empowering women, responding to humanitarian crises and so much more. : UN Photo / Manuel Elias #GlobalGoals #ServingForPeace #WithRefugees #ZeroHunger #ClimateAction - 5 days ago

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Join us for an unusual #TourTuesday and experience the Palais des Nations from the perspective of one of @ungeneva's K9 detection dogs! 🐕

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 K9s 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. 📽: UN Video / Kimberly Kenny

Join us for an unusual #TourTuesday and experience the Palais des Nations from the perspective of one of @ungeneva 's K9 detection dogs! 🐕 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 K9s 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. 📽: UN Video / Kimberly Kenny - 6 days ago

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Science is for everyone! People around the world showed their support on Monday’s Girls and #WomenInScience Day. “The world cannot afford to miss out on the contributions of half our population. We must tackle misconceptions about girls’ abilities. We must promote access to learning opportunities for women and girls, particularly in rural areas. 
And we must do more to change workplace culture so that girls who dream of being scientists, engineers and mathematicians can enjoy fulfilling careers in these fields,” said #UnitedNations Secretary-General António Guterres. “Let us ensure that every girl, everywhere, has the opportunity to realize her dreams, grow into her power and contribute to a sustainable future for all,” said the Secretary-General.

Regram @UNESCO | Shutterstock/Yuganov Konstantin 📸

#globalgoals

Science is for everyone! People around the world showed their support on Monday’s Girls and #WomenInScience Day. “The world cannot afford to miss out on the contributions of half our population. We must tackle misconceptions about girls’ abilities. We must promote access to learning opportunities for women and girls, particularly in rural areas. And we must do more to change workplace culture so that girls who dream of being scientists, engineers and mathematicians can enjoy fulfilling careers in these fields,” said #UnitedNations Secretary-General António Guterres. “Let us ensure that every girl, everywhere, has the opportunity to realize her dreams, grow into her power and contribute to a sustainable future for all,” said the Secretary-General. Regram @UNESCO | Shutterstock/Yuganov Konstantin 📸 #globalgoals - 6 days ago

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Rohingya children at the Kutupalong refugee settlement in #Bangladesh enjoy some @sesamestreet fun!

Our colleagues from @Refugees organized the special event in collaboration with Sesame Workshop. 
Over 800 Rohingya refugee children had the opportunity to play with Sesame Street characters over the course of two days - watching videos and participating in interactive activities including puzzles, games and other learning activities.

Through the partnership, Sesame Workshop has also created learning materials in the Rohingya language featuring some of Sesame's most engaging characters.

Regram: @refugees | 📷: UNHCR/Firas Al-Khateeb

#WithRefugees

Rohingya children at the Kutupalong refugee settlement in #Bangladesh enjoy some @sesamestreet fun! Our colleagues from @Refugees organized the special event in collaboration with Sesame Workshop. Over 800 Rohingya refugee children had the opportunity to play with Sesame Street characters over the course of two days - watching videos and participating in interactive activities including puzzles, games and other learning activities. Through the partnership, Sesame Workshop has also created learning materials in the Rohingya language featuring some of Sesame's most engaging characters. Regram: @refugees | : UNHCR/Firas Al-Khateeb #WithRefugees - 6 days ago

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