Every September, world leaders and dignitaries from around the world gather in New York City for the United Nations General Assembly “General Debate.” In addition, many high-level, special and side events take place at UN Headquarters and around the city.
The UN’s Department of Public of Information is committed to welcoming individuals around the world to these meetings via its extensive online coverage. The world event also has its own hashtag and emoji.
Here are 7 ways you can join the global conversation.
- Use the official hashtags – #UNGA
Millions of people around the world have signed up for regular updates from the UN’s social media accounts and millions more are talking about UN issues. You can join these discussions by using the official meeting hashtag, #UNGA, across your social media channels. The tag is outfitted with it’s own UN symbol emoji, thanks to support from Twitter.
- Like the United Nations on Facebook
And watch our Facebook Live, is a fun, engaging way to connect with the UN. Additionally, on the United Nations Facebook Page we will share the top highlights from each day, photo galleries and more.
- Tweet with @UN on Twitter
Following @UN on Twitter is the best way to catch up-to-the-minute news, quotes, behind-the-scenes photos and multimedia products.
- Watch the live webcast
All the #UNGA Plenary Sessions, and most high-level, special and side events will be webcast live at http://webtv.un.org. Be sure to tune in all week. Want to know who is speaking when? Check the official lists
- Get an inside look on Instagram and Flickr
See more visual updates from staff taking part in activities by following @UnitedNations on Instagram. Flickr photo galleries will be updated when available.
- Share your questions
Some events will be soliciting your questions and comments. These opportunities will be announced on Twitter via the @UN account
- Connect with the United Nations in multiple languages and on other platforms
For even more opportunities to engage with the UN in your preferred language and learn more about ongoing work around the world, be sure to our list of selected multilingual accounts and other platforms like LinkedIn, Weibo, Tumblr, Google+ and more.
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