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What happened on Tuesday? Here are some highlights

The busiest week of the year continued on Tuesday at UN Headquarters and we used our social media platforms to report on the events.  Below are some highlights.

Armed with mobile phones and cameras, our social media team and UN Photographers attended events on Monday to capture some behind-the-scenes photos. See more in the full gallery.

Armed with mobile phones and cameras, our social media team and UN Photographers attended events on Tuesday to capture some behind-the-scenes photos. See more in the full gallery.

Declaring that “leadership makes the difference,” United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged heads of State and Government gathered in New York to “hear the call of history” and, through hard work, commitment and integrity, answer the just demands of their people for human dignity and sustainable development.  He made his remarks at the opening of the annual General Assembly General Debate.

Opening of the first-ever High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development. Credit: UN Social Media Team

World leaders at the United Nations today inaugurated a High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development that aims to inject new energy into the global effort to boost development for all the world’s peoples in a manner that is sustainable for future generations.

At the annual Treaty Event, 53 treaty actions were taken by 18 States on Tuesday. Three States participated at the level of Head of State, one State at the level of Head of Government, 13 States at the ministerial level, and one State at the level of Permanent Representative.  There were a total of 2 acceptances, 7 accessions, 29 signatures, and 14 ratifications.

Photo posted by the Twitter Account of the Permanent Mission of the United Kingdom @UKUN_NewYork at the special event to end sexual violence in conflict.

More than 110 member states signaled their support for ending sexual violence in conflict.

At the final day of the Social Good Summit, conversations continued on the intersection between technology and social good.

More than 1500 journalists were on hand to cover the events. This photo was taken in the media centre.

Find out what Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon discussed in his bilateral meetings with world leaders in this listing of readouts posted by the Office of the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.
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