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The Secretary-General places the first dove (in ink) on a blank canvas at our special @Instagram activation in the #UNGA VIP Social Media Studio on Sunday at UN Headquarters in #NYC . Over the coming week, world leaders, diplomats, celebrities and other special guests will be adding their own dove to this unique display, which has been specially created by Instagram for the 73rd General Assembly session. Be sure to keep an eye out for more behind-the-scenes snaps, as well as special Instagram Stories in the coming days! 📷: UN Photo / Rick Bajornas #GlobalGoals #doves
Ranger and Larson - two of the newest members of the #UnitedNations K-9 Unit - join veterans Onyx and Titan for obedience training as part of their #UNGA preparations at UN Headquarters in #NYC . In total, UNHQ has 11 explosive detection dogs. Many of the dogs came from animal shelters and live with their handlers throughout the duration of their working lives. This week, they will be working hard to keep dignitaries and leaders from around the world safe who are descending on New York for the 73rd session of the UN General Assembly. Follow all the action here and stay tuned for special behind-the-scenes Instagram stories. 📷: UN Photo / Kim Haughton #GlobalGoals
The #UnitedNations social media team — hailing from 19 countries and working in nine languages — is getting ready for this year’s #UNGA . World leaders are on their way to the #UnitedNations General Assembly in #NYC where they will work all week to find global solutions to global challenges. They will be joined by thousands of business leaders, journalists, youth and NGO representatives, all working to address issues from climate change to human rights to refugee protection to gender equality. Stay tuned for behind-the-scenes pics and very special Instagram stories from #UNGA 2018! 📷: UN Social Media Team #GlobalGoals #ClimateAction #ParisAgreement #WithRefugees #StandUp4HumanRights
Do you have a question for UN Secretary-General António Guterres? Write it in the comments below and he may answer it live on @Facebook ! Join us this Sunday, 23 Sept at 12.30pm New York time as the Secretary-General shares his take on his job, global issues and what to expect from this year’s United Nations General Assembly. Find us at facebook.com/unitednations (link in bio). #UNGA
The 39 story tall #UnitedNations Secretariat building in #NYC reflected in a puddle as skies clear following a heavy downpour earlier this week. This building will play host to countless dignitaries from around the world during the #UNGA next week - including more than 190 world leaders who are scheduled to speak during the General Debate. Although our Headquarters in New York will be the hub of political activity in the coming days, the UN works around the clock and around the world for everyone, everywhere. Stay tuned for behind-the-scenes pics and very special Instagram stories from #UNGA 2018! 📷: UN Photo / Manuel Elias
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres rings the Peace Bell at #UnitedNations Headquarters in #NYC to mark Friday's International #PeaceDay . "Peace is the unifying concept that brings us together at the United Nations. Peace is at risk. Peace is violated in so many places. But we will not give up," said the Secretary-General during a ceremony attended by UN Messengers of Peace @hrhprincesshaya and Michael Douglas. 📷: UN Photo / Mark Garten & Cia Pak; UN Social Media / Chiara Castrovillari #GlobalGoals #StandUp4HumanRights --
Emotions run deep as Fatmeh, pictured here with her son, recalls her final moments in Idlib, a city she used to call "home". She was in the living room with her family when their neighbourhood came under attack. They held each other until the shelling stopped and fled #Syria that same day. It has been six years since Fatmeh's family left their war-torn country and became part of the 5.5 million Syrian refugees worldwide, while another 6 million people are still internally displaced. Recent violence in Idlib has led to a dire warning from the #UnitedNations that a full-scale offensive could cause a humanitarian catastrophe involving tens of thousands of civilians. Our colleagues from the World Food Programme (WFP) will continue their support to the Syrian people inside and outside the country. Regram: @worldfoodprogramme / 📸: @dinawrites
#ThrowbackThursday to the #UnitedNations General Assembly Hall in #NYC , pictured here just after its completion in 1952. Next week world leaders will converge on this iconic hall at United Nations Headquarters to find global solutions to global challenges.They will be joined by thousands of business leaders, journalists, youth and NGO representatives, all working to address issues from climate change to human rights to refugee protection to gender equality. Stay tuned for behind-the-scenes pics and very special Instagram stories from #UNGA 2018! 📷: UN Photo #TBT #GlobalGoals #ClimateAction #ParisAgreement #WithRefugees #StandUp4HumanRights
Randall and his mother arrive in #Peru after a long journey from #Venezuela . They hope to be reunited with Randall's father soon. Despite the heat, Randall refuses to take of his winter coat which he received from the Ecuadorian Red Cross. More than 1.5 million people from Venezuela have left for neighbouring countries and beyond. The help and support from #UNHCR , the UN @refugees Agency, and their partners makes a big difference to refugee families like Randall's. Regram: @acnur_unhcr_americas | 📷: ACNUR / Erika D'Agostini #WithRefugees #GlobalGoals
Commemorative stamps featuring the @UNDP Animal Ambassadors Qiqi and Diandian (pictured) will soon be available at #UnitedNations Headquarters. The two pandas - whose names together mean "Beginning of the Journey" - were born in #China in 2015 and became the first ever UN Development Programme Animal Ambassadors. This year, they are celebrating their third birthday -- together with the #GlobalGoals for sustainable development, which were adopted by all countries at the UN in 2015. Pandas symbolize the plight of the world’s diminishing wildlife in the face of climate change and the loss of natural habitats. UNDP is responding to this challenge by supporting more than 132 countries as they seek to to manage their ecosystems and biodiversity. 📷: UNDP / China #ClimateAction #ParisAgreement
"The UN was not created to take mankind to heaven, but to save humanity from hell." -- Second #UnitedNations Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld, in a speech in May 1954 (pictured here on the wall in the visitors' area at UN Headquarters in #NYC ). An inspriation to many around the world then and today, Dag Hammarskjöld served as Secretary-General from 1953 until he died in a plane crash in Northern Rhodesia, now #Zambia , along with 15 others, in September 1961. "His light of idealism, integrity and action continues to illuminate our hearts and, indeed, the very soul of the UN," said United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday’s anniversary of Dag Hammarskjöld's death. 📷: UN Social Media / Roberta Politi #GlobalGoals #DagHammarskjöld
"I am extremely proud to be the first woman, Latin American Caribbean woman, to have the privilege to lead the General Assembly," -- María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés of #Ecuador , as she took the oath of office to become the new President of the #UnitedNations General Assembly, on Monday (pictured). On Tuesday, the 73rd session of the General Assembly gets underway - kicking off several weeks of meetings, debates and negotiations aimed at finding global solutions to global challenges. World leaders will be joined by thousands of youth and NGO representatives, journalists and business leaders, all working to address issues from climate change to human rights to refugee protection to gender equality. Stay tuned for behind-the-scenes pics and very special Instagram stories from #UNGA 2018! 📷: UN Photo / Manuel Elias
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