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Every year, leaders gather at UNHQ for the General Assembly, where they take on some of the biggest challenges facing our world today. Swipe through to learn some fast facts about #UNGA, the busiest diplomatic week of the year!
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Happy #WorldTeachersDay! Here’s a big shout out to all teachers across the world -- for their unwavering dedication to future generations. Join us in saying THANK YOU! on.unesco.org/3UWkDOa
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Humanitarian Coordinator for #Yemen @DavidGressly urges conflict parties to heed calls for extending & expanding the truce. “The people of Yemen need peace. Without it, the drivers of the humanitarian crisis would persist, and people would continue to suffer,” he said.
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Meet the #NansenAward regional winners from Costa Rica, Iraq, Mauritania & Myanmar who have devoted their lives to helping those forced to flee. @refugees has more, including on this year's global laureate, former Chancellor of Germany Dr. Angela Merkel: unhcr.org/news/press/2022/10…
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On Wednesday's #WorldTeachersDay, we pay tribute to the invaluable contribution of teachers to students, communities & societies. To transform education, it's vital that teachers are heard, supported & empowered. More from @unesco: en.unesco.org/commemorations…
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"It is high time for Iraq’s leaders - all of them - to engage in dialogue, collectively define core Iraqi needs & pull the country back from the ledge." -- @JeanineHennis, head of @UNIraq, tells Security Council. news.un.org/en/story/2022/10…
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Congratulations to the 2022 laureates of @UNESCO -Hamdan Prize for Teacher Development! 🥇 @p4hglobal (Haiti) 🇭🇹 🥇 @tamamproject (Lebanon) 🇱🇧 🥇 @grainesdepaix (Benin) 🇧🇯🇨🇭 Learn more about their life-changing work here: on.unesco.org/3fwWU6W
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Wednesday we celebrate #WorldTeachersDay! Join us in saying THANK YOU to all teachers across the world 🌍 for their inspiring dedication. unesco.org/en/days/teachers via @unesco
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#Russia /#Ukraine: The purported redrawing of international borders puts at risk human rights, including fundamental freedoms and access to health, jobs or social services. It is not simply an abstract legal concept – it cuts arbitrarily across families, communities & societies.
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Forests around the world are at risk. Information on forests can make us aware of what is at stake & help us to reduce deforestation & improve forest management. Here are 3 achievements that prove that real progress can be made with better information on forests 🧵👇 #COFO26
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The launch of a ballistic missile of possible intermediate range by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was a reckless act & a violation of Security Council resolutions. un.org/sg/en/content/sg/stat…
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🔴Conflict 🔴Climate 🔴COVID-19 🔴Costs These challenges are fueling a global hunger crisis, the world cannot afford. See how @wfp is providing life-saving food, cash & other aid to those in need. wfp.org
World Food Programme
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Polio is making a comeback. Now more than ever, we must work together to #EndPolio. uni.cf/3USV4Oc
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#Dementia is one of the greatest health challenges of our generation. By the end of this decade, 7⃣8⃣ million people will be living with dementia. WHO's 🆕 blueprint for dementia research sets much needed guidelines to drive innovation to beat dementia ⬇️
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#DYK that forests can help us: 🌳 achieve a green recovery 🌲 tackle the climate crisis 🌴 address biodiversity loss 🌎 & face other major challenges! 📗The State of the World’s Forests 2022 explores the potential of forests: bit.ly/3s6gXge #SOFO2022 #COFO26
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Friday’s suicide attack in #Afghanistan killed and wounded students - majority were young women. The perpetrators must be held to account. All Afghans, REGARDLESS of ethnicity or gender, must have safe access to education. Statement from @unwomenchief: unwo.men/rjGu50L0pZP
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"It was no more and no less than a moral imperative." Dr. Angela Merkel, former Federal Chancellor of Germany, is this year's #NansenAward winner for protecting refugees at the height of the conflict in Syria. unhcr.org/news/press/2022/10… - via @refugees
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⚠️ 20.6 million people are in need of humanitarian aid in flood-ravaged #Pakistan. @GovtofPakistan, the @UN and humanitarian partners now require US$816M to scale up life-saving assistance. New response plan: bit.ly/3SD2yDm
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Ahead of #COP27, a new @UNCTAD report analyses 103 investment policies worldwide aimed at curbing #ClimateChange since 2010. It calls for mobilizing private sector investment & #FDI to address countries’ specific needs in mitigation & adaptation. bit.ly/3Rpp9BS
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"We are in a life-or-death struggle for our own safety today & our survival tomorrow." -- @antonioguterres calls for decisive #ClimateAction & solidarity to address the climate crisis as top global priority. news.un.org/en/story/2022/10…
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