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  • Pictured is Bianka Rodriguez, a spirited champion of LGBTI rights from El Salvador. ⠀ ⠀ She has fought all her life for the rights of LGBTI people in her country, who are often exposed to murder, torture, ill treatment, attacks, rape, hate crimes, internal displacement, persecution, extortion, threats, among other forms of violence. ⠀ ⠀ As a survivor of a hate crime herself, Bianka now serves as president of an NGO, spearheading the fight for the LGBTI rights in El Salvador, including those forced to flee their homes. For her courageous work, Rodriguez has been chosen as the regional winner for the Americas of the #UnitedNations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Nansen Refugee Award. ⠀ ⠀ 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. ⠀ ⠀ Regram: @refugees | 📷: UNHCR⠀ ⠀ #StandUp4HumanRights
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    Pictured is Bianka Rodriguez, a spirited champion of LGBTI rights from El Salvador. ⠀ ⠀ She has fought all her life for the rights of LGBTI people in her country, who are often exposed to murder, torture, ill treatment, attacks, rape, hate crimes, internal displacement, persecution, extortion, threats, among other forms of violence. ⠀ ⠀ As a survivor of a hate crime herself, Bianka now serves as president of an NGO, spearheading the fight for the LGBTI rights in El Salvador, including those forced to flee their homes. For her courageous work, Rodriguez has been chosen as the regional winner for the Americas of the #UnitedNations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) Nansen Refugee Award. ⠀ ⠀ 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. ⠀ ⠀ Regram: @refugees | 📷: UNHCR⠀ ⠀ #StandUp4HumanRights

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  • In #Yemen, three siblings Mawaheb, Adnan and Hamood wait with their grandmother for their monthly ration of flour, oil and beans.⠀ ⠀ Their family is one of the tens of thousands in #Yemen receiving @worldfoodprogrammes monthly food assistance, as the country faces the world’s worst hunger crisis and remains on the brink of famine. ⠀ ⠀ Nearly four years of conflict have left thousands of civilians dead and 3.6 million internally displaced. Despite ongoing humanitarian assistance, 15.9 million people wake up hungry every day. ⠀ ⠀ @worldfoodprogramme is scaling up its operation in #Yemen to provide millions with food and cash assistance. ⠀ ⠀ Regram: @wfpusa | 📸: WFP/Reem Nada⠀ ⠀ #ZeroHunger
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    In #Yemen, three siblings Mawaheb, Adnan and Hamood wait with their grandmother for their monthly ration of flour, oil and beans.⠀ ⠀ Their family is one of the tens of thousands in #Yemen receiving @worldfoodprogrammes monthly food assistance, as the country faces the world’s worst hunger crisis and remains on the brink of famine. ⠀ ⠀ Nearly four years of conflict have left thousands of civilians dead and 3.6 million internally displaced. Despite ongoing humanitarian assistance, 15.9 million people wake up hungry every day. ⠀ ⠀ @worldfoodprogramme is scaling up its operation in #Yemen to provide millions with food and cash assistance. ⠀ ⠀ Regram: @wfpusa | 📸: WFP/Reem Nada⠀ ⠀ #ZeroHunger

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  • @gretathunberg joined other youth activists calling for urgent #ClimateAction at the #UnitedNations Climate Conference #COP25, in Madrid, #Spain.⠀ ⠀ "Joined in solidarity we stand. Fight for climate justice!" the young people sang as they gathered.⠀ ⠀ Youth have come together with innovators and influencers to demand that all countries address the climate emergency and equally share the benefits of climate action. They are pushing world leaders to show greater ambition as they discuss the next critical steps to save our planet and our future.⠀ ⠀ 📷: @unfccc / Silvia Pascual
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    @gretathunberg joined other youth activists calling for urgent #ClimateAction at the #UnitedNations Climate Conference #COP25, in Madrid, #Spain.⠀ ⠀ "Joined in solidarity we stand. Fight for climate justice!" the young people sang as they gathered.⠀ ⠀ Youth have come together with innovators and influencers to demand that all countries address the climate emergency and equally share the benefits of climate action. They are pushing world leaders to show greater ambition as they discuss the next critical steps to save our planet and our future.⠀ ⠀ 📷: @unfccc / Silvia Pascual

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  • Media has a fundamental role to play to stop rape culture. ⠀ ⠀ Let’s flip the narrative that places blame on victims and use the power of language in service of survivors. Its time to stop using language that blames victims, objectifies women and normalizes sexual harassment. ⠀ ⠀ During the #16Days of activism against gender-based violence, join @UNwomen and speak out to help end violence. ⠀ ⠀ Here are some actions you can take: ⠀ Believe women.⠀ Don’t excuse perpetrators.⠀ Don’t joke about gender-based violence.⠀ ⠀ Regram: @unwomen ⠀ ⠀ #GenerationEquality #GlobalGoals
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    Media has a fundamental role to play to stop rape culture. ⠀ ⠀ Let’s flip the narrative that places blame on victims and use the power of language in service of survivors. Its time to stop using language that blames victims, objectifies women and normalizes sexual harassment. ⠀ ⠀ During the #16Days of activism against gender-based violence, join @UNwomen and speak out to help end violence. ⠀ ⠀ Here are some actions you can take: ⠀ Believe women.⠀ Don’t excuse perpetrators.⠀ Don’t joke about gender-based violence.⠀ ⠀ Regram: @unwomen ⠀ ⠀ #GenerationEquality #GlobalGoals

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  • Regram: @antonioguterres ⠀ ⠀ Being a social volunteer in the slums of Lisbon when I was a student has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life – one which taught me lessons on inclusion and solidarity, and strongly influenced my political and professional choices.⠀ ⠀ When we volunteer we create connections with others and foster a sense of purpose.⠀ ⠀ On this year’s International Volunteers Day, I thank all who are taking part to make the world a more inclusive and tolerant place."⠀ ⠀ 📷: UN Photo / Mark Garten, Eskinder Debebe
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    Regram: @antonioguterres ⠀ ⠀ Being a social volunteer in the slums of Lisbon when I was a student has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life – one which taught me lessons on inclusion and solidarity, and strongly influenced my political and professional choices.⠀ ⠀ When we volunteer we create connections with others and foster a sense of purpose.⠀ ⠀ On this year’s International Volunteers Day, I thank all who are taking part to make the world a more inclusive and tolerant place."⠀ ⠀ 📷: UN Photo / Mark Garten, Eskinder Debebe

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  • Marriane Enow Tabi is a UN volunteer with the @WorldFoodProgramme in Meïganga, #Cameroon, where she helps support children and families at the Lolo refugee site.  #UnitedNations volunteers complement and strengthen the UNs work around the world. UN Volunteers are often at the forefront of humanitarian action, providing vital support to vulnerable populations.  On Thursdays International Volunteer Day, tell us about your volunteer experiences in the comments!  Regram 📸: @unvolunteers  #IVD2019 #GlobalGoals
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    Marriane Enow Tabi is a UN volunteer with the @WorldFoodProgramme in Meïganga, #Cameroon, where she helps support children and families at the Lolo refugee site. #UnitedNations volunteers complement and strengthen the UNs work around the world. UN Volunteers are often at the forefront of humanitarian action, providing vital support to vulnerable populations. On Thursdays International Volunteer Day, tell us about your volunteer experiences in the comments! Regram 📸: @unvolunteers #IVD2019 #GlobalGoals

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  • Meet the three women at the helm of the #UnitedNations Climate Conference #COP25: Teresa Ribera Rodríguez, Environment Minister of #Spain, Carolina Schmidt, Environment Minister of #Chile, and Patricia Espinosa, head of the UN Climate Change Secretariat (from left to right). ⁣ ⁣ World leaders, business representatives, civil society and others are coming together in Madrid, to boost #ClimateAction to address the climate emergency. ⁣ ⁣ "The world’s small window of opportunity to address climate change is closing rapidly," said Patricia Espinosa. "We must urgently deploy all the tools of multilateral cooperation to make the UN Climate Conference COP25 the launchpad for more climate ambition." ⁣ ⁣ Regram: @unfccc | 📸: UNFCCC / Michael Seckler⁣ ⁣ #GlobalGoals
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    Meet the three women at the helm of the #UnitedNations Climate Conference #COP25: Teresa Ribera Rodríguez, Environment Minister of #Spain, Carolina Schmidt, Environment Minister of #Chile, and Patricia Espinosa, head of the UN Climate Change Secretariat (from left to right). ⁣ ⁣ World leaders, business representatives, civil society and others are coming together in Madrid, to boost #ClimateAction to address the climate emergency. ⁣ ⁣ "The world’s small window of opportunity to address climate change is closing rapidly," said Patricia Espinosa. "We must urgently deploy all the tools of multilateral cooperation to make the UN Climate Conference COP25 the launchpad for more climate ambition." ⁣ ⁣ Regram: @unfccc | 📸: UNFCCC / Michael Seckler⁣ ⁣ #GlobalGoals

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  • Seven-year-old Serah, an internally displaced girl in Borno State, #Nigeria plays with her friends.  In 2020, nearly 168 million people in 53 countries are expected to need humanitarian aid and protection. This means approximately 1 in 45 people worldwide will require assistance.  The United Nations and partners will aim to reach 109 million of the most vulnerable through humanitarian response plans that are better prioritized, more innovative and specially targeted.  Regram: @un_ocha | 📸: OCHA / Yasmina Guerda  #InvestInHumanity #GlobalGoals
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    Seven-year-old Serah, an internally displaced girl in Borno State, #Nigeria plays with her friends. In 2020, nearly 168 million people in 53 countries are expected to need humanitarian aid and protection. This means approximately 1 in 45 people worldwide will require assistance. The United Nations and partners will aim to reach 109 million of the most vulnerable through humanitarian response plans that are better prioritized, more innovative and specially targeted. Regram: @un_ocha | 📸: OCHA / Yasmina Guerda #InvestInHumanity #GlobalGoals

  •  10,000  97  4 days ago
  • @antonioguterres is pictured here with King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of #Spain.  The Secretary-General thanked the royal family and the Spanish people for hosting the #UnitedNations Climate Conference (#COP25). World and business leaders are gathered for two weeks in #Madrid, to discuss the next crucial steps that must be taken to tackle the climate emergency. "I expect from the COP a clear demonstration of increased ambition and commitment showing accountability, responsibility and leadership," said the Secretary-General.  Leaders and innovators are taking #ClimateAction now. Join them! We all have a role to play in saving our planet and our future. 📸: @casarealdeespana
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    @antonioguterres is pictured here with King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of #Spain. The Secretary-General thanked the royal family and the Spanish people for hosting the #UnitedNations Climate Conference ( #COP25). World and business leaders are gathered for two weeks in #Madrid, to discuss the next crucial steps that must be taken to tackle the climate emergency. "I expect from the COP a clear demonstration of increased ambition and commitment showing accountability, responsibility and leadership," said the Secretary-General. Leaders and innovators are taking #ClimateAction now. Join them! We all have a role to play in saving our planet and our future. 📸: @casarealdeespana

  •  17,000  133  4 days ago
  • This child is one of 400,000 people displaced by escalating violence in Idlib, #Syria.  With more than 5 million children in need of humanitarian assistance across the country, including 2.6 million internally displaced children, the scale, severity and complexity of the crisis is staggering.  UNICEF is working with partners to reach vulnerable children across Syria with clean water, winter clothes and medical services.  Regram: @unicef | 📸: UNICEF / Saad  #ChildrenUnderAttack
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    This child is one of 400,000 people displaced by escalating violence in Idlib, #Syria. With more than 5 million children in need of humanitarian assistance across the country, including 2.6 million internally displaced children, the scale, severity and complexity of the crisis is staggering. UNICEF is working with partners to reach vulnerable children across Syria with clean water, winter clothes and medical services. Regram: @unicef | 📸: UNICEF / Saad #ChildrenUnderAttack

  •  15,000  220  5 days ago
  • On Mondays Abolition of Slavery Day. members of the US @congressionalblackcaucus & actor @djimon_hounsou visited the Ark of Return memorial at UN Headquarters in #NYC, where they reflected on the history and legacy of the transatlantic slave trade.  Designed by Rodney Leon, an American architect of Haitian descent, the memorial pays tribute to the courage of slaves, abolitionists and unsung heroes. It aims to remind visitors of the complete history of slavery, urging them to acknowledge the tragedy and its legacy.  Today, modern forms of slavery persist around the world, such as forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage and human trafficking, with an estimated 40 million victims. More than 150 million children - or almost one in ten - worldwide are subjected to child labour. 📸: UN Photo/Mark Garten  #RememberSlavey #StandUp4HumanRights #GlobalGoals
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    On Mondays Abolition of Slavery Day. members of the US @congressionalblackcaucus & actor @djimon_hounsou visited the Ark of Return memorial at UN Headquarters in #NYC, where they reflected on the history and legacy of the transatlantic slave trade. Designed by Rodney Leon, an American architect of Haitian descent, the memorial pays tribute to the courage of slaves, abolitionists and unsung heroes. It aims to remind visitors of the complete history of slavery, urging them to acknowledge the tragedy and its legacy. Today, modern forms of slavery persist around the world, such as forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage and human trafficking, with an estimated 40 million victims. More than 150 million children - or almost one in ten - worldwide are subjected to child labour. 📸: UN Photo/Mark Garten #RememberSlavey #StandUp4HumanRights #GlobalGoals

  •  10,000  97  5 days ago
  • "Do we really want to be remembered as the generation that buried its head in the sand?" Thats the question #UnitedNations Secretary-General @antonioguterres asked world leaders at the UN Climate Conference #COP25 in Madrid, #Spain, calling for more ambitious #ClimateAction. "By the end of the coming decade we will be on one of two paths," said the Secretary-General. "One is the path of surrender, where we have sleepwalked past the point of no return, jeopardizing the health and safety of everyone on this planet.  The other option is the path of hope. A path of resolve, of sustainable solutions.  We need a rapid and deep change in the way we do business, how we generate power, how we build cities, how we move, and how we feed the world. If we don’t urgently change our way of life, we jeopardize life itself." #GlobalGoals
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    "Do we really want to be remembered as the generation that buried its head in the sand?" Thats the question #UnitedNations Secretary-General @antonioguterres asked world leaders at the UN Climate Conference #COP25 in Madrid, #Spain, calling for more ambitious #ClimateAction. "By the end of the coming decade we will be on one of two paths," said the Secretary-General. "One is the path of surrender, where we have sleepwalked past the point of no return, jeopardizing the health and safety of everyone on this planet. The other option is the path of hope. A path of resolve, of sustainable solutions. We need a rapid and deep change in the way we do business, how we generate power, how we build cities, how we move, and how we feed the world. If we don’t urgently change our way of life, we jeopardize life itself." #GlobalGoals

  •  15,000  187  6 days ago
  • As world and business leaders arrive in Madrid, #Spain together with activists and others for the #COP25 Climate Conference, lets all look for ways to take #ClimateAction and treat our one and only planet better.
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    As world and business leaders arrive in Madrid, #Spain together with activists and others for the #COP25 Climate Conference, lets all look for ways to take #ClimateAction and treat our one and only planet better.

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  • A group of young girls smile as they attend school in #Somalia.  Many children and adolescents in Somalia are facing serious challenges when it comes to access education. Two decades of conflict resulted in a generation of Somali children losing the opportunity for a formal education and other benefits of a stable childhood.  @unicef is working to give young children in the country greater access to learning opportunities to enable them to have a better future. By 2020, UNICEF and its partners hope to provide access to education for 150,000 children.  Regram: @unicef | 📷: UNICEF / Mark Naftalin  #ForEveryChild #GlobalGoals
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    A group of young girls smile as they attend school in #Somalia. Many children and adolescents in Somalia are facing serious challenges when it comes to access education. Two decades of conflict resulted in a generation of Somali children losing the opportunity for a formal education and other benefits of a stable childhood. @unicef is working to give young children in the country greater access to learning opportunities to enable them to have a better future. By 2020, UNICEF and its partners hope to provide access to education for 150,000 children. Regram: @unicef | 📷: UNICEF / Mark Naftalin #ForEveryChild #GlobalGoals

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  • Young students at Helebu Primary School in Sierra Leone wait for the school meals they get to enjoy thanks to the World Food Programme.  A daily hot meal during school time ensures vital nutrition for vulnerable girls through their childhood and adolescence, and provides an incentive for families to send their daughters to school rather than them being forced into work or an early marriage.  The @worldfoodprogramme is working in more than 70 countries to give kids healthy meals and snacks in school.  Regram: @worldfoodprogramme | 📸: WFP / Evelyn Fey  #GlobalGoals #ZeroHunger
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    Young students at Helebu Primary School in Sierra Leone wait for the school meals they get to enjoy thanks to the World Food Programme. A daily hot meal during school time ensures vital nutrition for vulnerable girls through their childhood and adolescence, and provides an incentive for families to send their daughters to school rather than them being forced into work or an early marriage. The @worldfoodprogramme is working in more than 70 countries to give kids healthy meals and snacks in school. Regram: @worldfoodprogramme | 📸: WFP / Evelyn Fey #GlobalGoals #ZeroHunger

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  • Believe women. Don’t excuse perpetrators. Don’t joke about gender-based violence.  Its time to stop using language that blames victims, objectifies women and normalizes sexual harassment.  During the #16Days of Activism, @unwomen is urging everyone to take small actions that can have a big impact when it comes to ending violence against women.  Regram:@unwomen  #GenerationEquality #GlobalGoals
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    Believe women. Don’t excuse perpetrators. Don’t joke about gender-based violence. Its time to stop using language that blames victims, objectifies women and normalizes sexual harassment. During the #16Days of Activism, @unwomen is urging everyone to take small actions that can have a big impact when it comes to ending violence against women. Regram:@unwomen #GenerationEquality #GlobalGoals

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  • Regram: @antonioguterres  Thirty years ago, I watched the fall of the Berlin Wall with deep emotion.  As I visited the Berlin Wall Memorial this week, I was reminded that while the division no longer exists here, physical and virtual walls to separate people continue to be built in too many places. 📷: UN Photo / Tobias Hofsaess
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    Regram: @antonioguterres Thirty years ago, I watched the fall of the Berlin Wall with deep emotion. As I visited the Berlin Wall Memorial this week, I was reminded that while the division no longer exists here, physical and virtual walls to separate people continue to be built in too many places. 📷: UN Photo / Tobias Hofsaess

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