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United Nations Foundation  Connecting people, ideas, and resources with the United Nations to solve global problems. #GlobalGoals

Today, the @unitednations General Assembly reached agreement on the first-ever Global Compact for Migration. The Compact will cover all aspects of #migration: benefits, challenges, and opportunities. Migration is a global issue that needs a global response. There are currently some 258 million migrants in the world seeking better lives for themselves and their families.
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The agreement is a moment to remember that international cooperation matters to people’s lives. The UN brings countries together to help the most vulnerable and address issues that impact all of us.
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#ForMigration #SDGs #GlobalGoals #UN #UnitedNations
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Photo: @unmigration

"The Maasai family, a few kilometers in the bush from Terraat, Simanjiro Region, Tanzania.
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Since the national grid can't reach these villages, electricity in the 'boma' (small hut) is supplied by a PV panel and Mobisol system, which charges three mobile phones, two radios, and one rechargeable torch. The phones allow the family to stay in contact as they search for places to graze their cattle.”
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Globally, nearly 1 billion people still lack access to electricity. Off-grid solar energy systems like this one play a crucial role in improving lives while helping to reduce carbon emissions that cause climate change. At the High-level Political Forum #HLPF this week, countries will review progress on access to sustainable energy among other #GlobalGoals.
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This photo was shared by @marcogarofalophoto as part of our #EyeOnClimate challenge - a campaign dedicated to raising the profile of climate change solutions in the lead up to the Global Climate Action Summit, #GCAS2018.
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How is your #EyeOnClimate? Inspire action by sharing the climate solutions you see.

The world is making important progress on the #SDGs, but we’re not making it fast enough.⠀
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We need to bring new ideas, new partnerships, and new commitment to the fight to leave no one behind.⠀
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As we check-in on the #SDGs at the High-level Political Forum next week, now is the time to step up our actions and take bold moves to help everyone, everywhere.⠀
#HLPF #globalgoals

We’ve seen the impacts of #climatechange, but what about the solutions?
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Today, we relaunch the #EyeOnClimate campaign challenging @Instagram users everywhere to spotlight stories of climate action and resilience: renewable energy, conservation, sustainable transportation, lifestyle changes, and so much more.
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This September, the Global Climate Action Summit, #GCAS2018, arrives at a pivotal moment to take climate action to the next level, at every level to meet the goals of the #ParisAgreement. But how can we mobilize the range of solutions we need if we don’t see them?
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Share your stories with us, using #EyeOnClimate. See the link in our bio for more!

At the cross-section of social good and technology, you can see a glimpse of the future. On September 23rd, join us with @mashable, @UNDP, and @92ndstreety to explore how we can unlock technology’s potential to make the world a better place. Be the first to get tickets by clicking the link in our bio.
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#2030NOW #GlobalGoals #SocialGood #SocialGoodSummit #SDGs

73 years ago today, the United Nations Charter was signed – a historic moment in global history. Out of the ashes of World War II, countries came together to form an organization to serve as a platform for cooperation, dialogue, and shared action for peace. As @unitednations Secretary-General António Guterres has said, “Peace, justice, human dignity, tolerance, and solidarity are enshrined in the Charter and bind us together.”
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#UnitedNations #UN #UNCharter #CharterDay

Today, we are proud to march with @gapinc and @bananarepublic at the #PrideParade in New York in support of the @unitednations@free.equal campaign. Hate and stigma affect millions of #LGBTI people around the world. Today and everyday, we stand up for the rights, recognition, and respect for LGBTI individuals everywhere.
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#WearYourPride #BRLoveIsLove #StandUp4HumanRights #Pride #PrideMonth

Not so different: A group of girls play soccer at Za'atari Refugee Camp in Jordan, home to nearly 80,000 refugees from Syria alone. Here, Jordanians and Syrians live, work, and play together -- a powerful reminder of our common humanity. 🌍👫⚽️
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#WorldRefugeeDay #LeaveNoOneBehind #WithRefugees #Zaatari #Jordan #soccer #play

While headway on the #SDGs has been made over the past three years, there is still work to be done. Next month, 47 countries will come together at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF) to evaluate their progress and learn from one another about some of the innovative approaches that can help them achieve #SDGs. Check out the link in our bio to know what to expect from the upcoming @unitednations HLPF meeting.
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#GlobalGoals #UnitedNations #UN

It matters now more than ever that we stand up and speak out to protect the vital work of the @unitednations. Setting a UN Foundation record, 500 UNA-USA members came to Capitol Hill today to stand up and speak out louder than ever before in support of the @unitednations. A strong U.S.-UN relationship is vital to world’s efforts combat climate change, foster peace, and achieving the #SDGs. Learn how you can take action following our UNA-USA campaign: @una.usa .
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#USAforUN #USUN #UnitedNations #UN

This #WorldEnvironmentDay, we’re having a ‘last straw’ moment with single-use plastics like straws. This year, inspired by the 2018 theme for World Environment Day – “Beat Plastic Pollution,” we are taking a thoughtful look at our consumption habits and making more sustainable swaps, like these stainless straws instead of single-use plastic! How are you shifting your habits to #BeatPlasticPollution and make every day World Environment Day? Share in your comments below!
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#earth #environment #conservation #sustainable #sustainability #sustainableliving

Rohingya refugees fled violence and persecution at home. Traumatized, exhausted, and desperate, they now live in overcrowded refugee camps bracing for the worst of the monsoon season. This monsoon season, join @un_ocha in giving already-desperate #Rohingya refugees the urgent help they need by clicking the link in our bio.
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Photo Credit: Vincent Tremeau/OCHA
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#WithRefugees #UN #UnitedNations

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