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Official Instagram of the United Nations #GlobalGoals #ClimateAction #StandUp4HumanRights
12 Posts
3.7m Followers
226 Following
Official Instagram of the United Nations #GlobalGoals #ClimateAction #StandUp4HumanRights
This young girl is ready for her next stop: #Sweden. Along with her mother and six brothers and sisters, she has the opportunity to build a new life there. For some of the most vulnerable people in the world, resettlement is a lifeline. This young girl is among the lucky few who are resettled to safe countries. The #UnitedNations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is working with governments and non-governmental organizations to provide services to facilitate refugees' integration, such as cultural orientation, language and vocational training, as well as programmes to promote access to education and employment. Regram: @refugees | 📷: UNHCR / Sebastian Rich⠀ #GlobalGoals #WithRefugees
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This photo is entitled “Sunset Lenticular Clouds”. It was taken by Danijel Palčić in Pag Island, #Croatia, and is one of the 14 beautiful pictures that were selected out of over 1,100 submissions for the annual calendar competition of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). It will be featured in the 2020 calendar, which will celebrate WMO's 70th anniversary. Follow @wmo@wmo_omm to see more photos from all around the world, all of which demonstrate the beauty and power of weather and the environment. Regram: @wmo_omm | 📸: Danijel Palčić #GlobalGoals #ClimateAction
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This baby is given a relaxing bath by his mother in Côte d'Ivoire. Nearly 2.1 billion people lack access to safe water, and every day, over 800 children die from preventable diseases caused by poor water, and a lack of sanitation and hygiene. @uni@unicef works in over 100 countries worldwide to improve water and sanitation services and basic hygiene practices to save lives. Regram: @unicef I 📸: UNICEF / Dejongh #ForEveryChild #GlobalGoals
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A ship from the maritime task force with the @unpeacekeeping mission in #Lebanon is on patrol. The task force is the first and only #UnitedNations peacekeeping naval operation. It consists of about 750 naval personnel, six ships and two helicopters. In the past, the task force has taken part in several humanitarian efforts, including search and rescue operations at sea. It has also supported the Lebanese Navy in preventing the unauthorized entry of arms into the country. Regram: @unifil_official | 📷: UN Photo / Pasqual Gorriz #ServingForPeace #GlobalGoals
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The "Golden Rule" is a mosaic based on a painting by US artist Norman Rockwell, and it is on permanent display at #UnitedNations Headquarters in #NYC. It was presented to the UN in 1985 as a gift from the United States. The half-ton mosaic depicts people of different cultures and nationalities standing together with the words “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you” inscribed on the surface. Inclusion and respect for all people are essential for a more peaceful world. On Saturday's #ToleranceDay, and every day, let's nurture tolerance and respect for diversity - values which bring people together and make us all stronger. 📷: UN Photo / Milton Grant #GlobalGoals #FightRacism #StandUp4HumanRights
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@uny@unyouthenvoy Jayathma Wickramanayake has a simple message: "We can all make a difference. The fate of our #WorldIsInOurHands." This portrait is part of the #ActNow campaign to show that we all have the power to take #ClimateAction. "YOU have the power to respond to this global climate emergency by making small changes that lead to big differences. If we all come together we will have a huge impact," says Jayathma Wickramanayake. Here are some ideas of easy steps you can take to help protect our planet and our future: - Buy local produce. - Eat less meat. - Unplug unused appliances and turn of lights that are not needed. - Use less hot water. Regram: @unyouthenvoy | 📸 @justinwu #GlobalGoals
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Regram @antonioguterres: The #UnitedNations blue helmet shows the determination and courage of the men & women of @unpeacekeeping who protect civilians in terrible situations of conflict and distress - some of them sacrificing their own lives. It is a symbol of our commitment to peace in the world, and that’s why I chose this as my contribution to the “Peace Globe” display at the @parispeaceforum this week. #ServingforPeace
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Meet Samah Jamous from #Sudan, an activist by day and dentist by night. Young women like her have been a driving force for change in Sudan. “Young women's voices are so important, not only because most of the population of Sudan is young, but also because young women have been subjected to so many things,” she explained to the UN Security Council during the recent Debate on Women, Peace and Security. Her fellow activist Alaa Salah added: "Unless the political process reflects and embraces the diversity of our society, women's groups, civil society, resistance groups, ethnic and religious minorities, those who have been displaced, and people with disabilities—no agreement will reflect our collective aspirations.” Regram: @unwomen | 📷: UN Women / Ryan Brown #GlobalGoals
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