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The United Nations is now on Medium!

We’ll keep updating this blog from time to time, but you can find more frequent updates on our new United Nations “Medium” account. We are also sharing updates from our UN System colleague there as well through our “We the Peoples” publication. Let us know what you think! Leave a comment on our posts...

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Some #UNGA social media highlights

Last week’s UN General Assembly was full of big moments on social media. The UN Summit on Refugees and Migrants included the launch of a new campaign called “Together” which aims to highlight the economic, cultural and social contributions that migrants and refugees make to countries of origin, transit and destination. It will also counter some of the misinformation and misconceptions on refugees and migrants and encourage contact between refugees, migrants and those in the destination countries. In addition to covering all the events, we joined forces with UNICEF to set up a “VIP Social Media Space” where world leaders, celebrity supporters and UN officials could come by to create special content for social media fans and followers. As you can see from the photo above, it was quite busy! See below for some of the content created there. Instagram Photographer Robert Clark, joined by a crew from Flixel, set up a studio and produced special “cinemagraph” portraits posted exclusively on the UN Instagram account. Instagram portraits Facebook UN staff asked the questions and world leaders, senior officials and other experts were happy to answer live on Facebook. Facebook “live” videos Snapchat Delegates, staff and journalists were using Snapchat to show their unique mobile-only perspectives. Since it disappears after 24 hours, we can’t show you the best posts but above is just one example. Follow “united-nations” all year long to get updates on Snapchat....

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8 ways to follow the #UNGA online

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. Here are 8 ways you can join the global conversation. 1. Use the official hashtags – #UNGA, #UN4RefugeesMigrants and more 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. New this year is the custom emoji on Twitter that appears when a user adds the official #UNGA hashtag to tweets. For the Summit for Refugees and Migrants we are using #UN4RefugeesMigrants.  Additional hashtags may also be announced for other events as outlined in the image above. 2. Follow “united-nations” on Snapchat Let us share our stories on Snapchat with you. Follow “united-nations” and get an inside look at the many exciting happenings in and around UN Headquarters. 3. Watch the live webcast  All the #UNGA Plenary Sessions, and most high-level, special and side events will be webcast live at  Be sure to tune in all week.  Want to know...

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Coming to #UNGA events? Here’s how to get your ID card

Now that the 71st session of the UN General Assembly is underway, it’s time for people coming to attend meetings from all over the world pick up their security access credentials Whether you’re a delegate, journalist, UN staff member or NGO representative, all you need to know is now online. This information has been made available thanks to the UN’s Department of Safety and Security. Follow the UN’s social media accounts all month for important...

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Busy month ahead

Looking for information on how to share content about the upcoming 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly and UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants? Our social media team is ga71_onepager_social to Member States, celebrity supporters and other members of civil society. How to get involved on social media at the...

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