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“Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good. It is with profound sadness that I learned of his passing. In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations. He rose through the ranks to lead the organization into the new millennium with matchless dignity and determination.
Like so many, I was proud to call Kofi Annan a good friend and mentor. I was deeply honoured by his trust in selecting me to serve as UN High Commissioner for Refugees under his leadership. He remained someone I could always turn to for counsel and wisdom — and I know I was not alone. He provided people everywhere with a space for dialogue, a place for problem-solving and a path to a better world.
In these turbulent and trying times, he never stopped working to give life to the values of the United Nations Charter. His legacy will remain a true inspiration for all us."
-- #UnitedNations Secretary-General António Guterres, 18 August 2018 📷: UN Photo/ Sergey Bermeniev
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"Life is stronger than anything, including bombs and fanatic ideologies." 15-year old Mattia-Sélim Kanaan, son of Jean-Sélim Kanaan killed in the 2003 terrorist attack against the UN in Baghdad, speaks at World Humanitarian Day ceremony in Geneva.
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“They were the best of the best, the most committed of the committed... We will pay our most meaningful tribute to them by carrying out their work.”- UN Geneva Director-General Michael Møller honoring the victims of the terrorist attacks against the UN in Baghdad and Algiers. A special ceremony took place in Geneva today in observance of World Humanitarian Day, during which we heard the voices of survivors and families of the victims of those two attacks - 15 years after the Canal Hotel bombing in Baghdad.

Humanitarian workers are #NotATarget.
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Ecuadorian politician and poet María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés will be the 4th woman President of the UN General Assembly & the 1st woman from Latin America to hold the position. Last spring, she was in the #SDGStudio in Geneva to talk about the importance of education.
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Morning has broken: #TourTuesday takes us to the Palais des Nations' Ariana Park to discover this age-old cedar from Lebanon against a perfect Lake Geneva sunrise. This beautiful tree's seed was sown in 1823. It was raised in a greenhouse, then planted here in April 1832 by Philippe Revillod, then-owner of the estate on which the Palais now stands.
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📷 UN Photo/ Daniel Babey
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What better way to start the week than by biking to work? 🚴 Some #MondayMotivation courtesy of this athlete training for the #Geneva international triathlon in front of the Palais des Nations.
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📷UN Photo / Jean-Marc Ferré
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Give it up for the #GlobalGoals! #SustainableSunday takes us to Ariana Park, where UN Geneva staff hoisted the colors of the Sustainable Development Goals while celebrating UN Staff Day.
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📷 UN Photo/ Philippe Morard. 28 October 2016.
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Today, UN Secretary-General António Guterres, following approval by the General Assembly, has appointed Michelle Bachelet of Chile as the next United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. “In this year in which we mark the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human rights, I could not think of a better choice,” the Secretary-General told the press in New York.
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“I am truly delighted by the appointment of Michelle Bachelet. She has all the attributes – courage, perseverance, passion, and a deep commitment to human rights – to make her a successful High Commissioner,” UN Human Rights Chief Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein said.
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“Everyone has the right to freedom of movement...” - that’s according to article 13 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, the UDHR turns 70. Make sure you follow @unitednationshumanrights , and #standup4humanrights !

Striking lithographs of thirty articles of the Declaration, created by artist Otavio Roth in 1981, are on display at UN Geneva right next to the ‘Human Rights and Alliance of Civilizations' Room, where the UN Human Rights Council holds its sessions.
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#MondayMotivation: we can ALL help make society breastfeeding-friendly! ・・・
3 in 5 babies are not breastfed within the first hour of life.
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Those babies are at higher risk of death and disease.
Support #breastfeeding! Regram @who on World Breastfeeding Week.
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#TourTuesday: the Palais des Nations’ façade bathed in sunlight on a sizzling summer day in Geneva. Notice the crane in the background? That’s where @ungeneva’s new building will rise!
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In a heatwave 🔥keep your body cool (and hydrated)! Wear light and loose-fitting clothing, take cool showers or baths, and drink water regularly! Tips courtesy of @who. 💦💦💦Place des Nations fountains in front of @ungeneva.
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