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The UN Secretary-General’s blog today features a video on the occasion of International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action.

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President of the General Assembly makes a statement on building sustainable peace for all

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres condemns the explosion on the metro in Russia’s second largest city of St. Petersburg.

What’s Taking Place at #UNGA on Friday

Click here for a recap of things that happened on Thursday at #UNGA. This video has some of the biggest #UNGA highlights from yesterday. And here’s a photo album with other noteworthy moments. A Youth for Peace Event is on the schedule for Friday, with ministers...

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What’s Taking Place at #UNGA on Friday

What Happened at #UNGA on Thursday

On Thursday morning, the Security Council held a meeting on non-proliferation, with a particular focus on the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo presided over the ministerial-level meeting. You can read more about...

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What Happened at #UNGA on Thursday

What’s Taking Place at #UNGA on Thursday

Click here for a recap of things that happened on Wednesday at #UNGA. And here’s a photo album with other highlights. More high-profile meetings and side-events are on tap for Thursday. The Security Council will hold a meeting on non-proliferation, with a focus on...

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What’s Taking Place at #UNGA on Thursday

What Happened at #UNGA on Wednesday

Wednesday was an extremely busy day in and around United Nations Headquarters in New York. In the morning, the Security Council held a meeting on non-proliferation, with a particular focus on Iran.  The President of the United States presided over the meeting. Read...

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What Happened at #UNGA on Wednesday

What’s Taking Place at #UNGA on Wednesday

Click here for a recap of things that happened on Tuesday at #UNGA. And here’s a photo album with other highlights. On Wednesday, the General Assembly will commemorate the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons in a...

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What’s Taking Place at #UNGA on Wednesday

What happened on Tuesday at #UNGA?

On Tuesday, the annual General Debate got underway in the General Assembly Hall. Dozens of speakers took to the famed rostrum to deliver statements covering a wide range of pressing issues. In his address, Secretary-General António Guterres said, “Despite the chaos...

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What happened on Tuesday at #UNGA?

Coming up at the #UNGA on Tuesday

The much-anticipated General Debate kicks off on Tuesday. More than 190 world leaders are expected to speak over the coming week – they’re expected to address issues ranging from climate change to humanitarian crises to poverty to the empowerment of women and...

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Coming up at the #UNGA on Tuesday

A recap of Monday’s highlights at the #UNGA

The 73rd General Assembly session got off to a fast start on Monday morning with the Nelson Mandela Peace Summit. In his statement, Secretary-General António Guterres said, "We need to face the forces that threaten us with the wisdom, courage and...

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A recap of Monday’s highlights at the #UNGA

Coming Up at the #UNGA on Monday

Today kicks of a week of fast-paced action at the United Nations, as leaders from all over the world come to UN Headquarters in New York for the annual General Assembly. The Nelson Mandela Peace Summit starts things off first thing Monday morning. The...

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Coming Up at the #UNGA on Monday

The Essential Social Media Guide to #UNGA 2018

Hundreds of meetings. Thousands of world leaders, dignitaries, special guests, experts and media. Countless way for you the join the action. The 73rd Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York is underway. This essential social guide will help you...

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The Essential Social Media Guide to #UNGA 2018

Coming to UNGA events and how to get your ID card

The opening of the 73rd session of the United Nations General Assembly is scheduled for 18 September 2018. It’s time for people coming to attend meetings from all over the world to pick up their security access credentials. Whether you’re a...

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Coming to UNGA events and how to get your ID card

Revisiting Prevention in an Interdependent World

Guest post by Jago Salmon; Advisor, Fragile and Conflict Affected States at United Nations On March 1st 2018, the United Nations and the World Bank released a joint study Pathways for Peace: Inclusive Approaches to Preventing Violent Conflict. This study originated...

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Revisiting Prevention in an Interdependent World

An insider’s view to the United Nations General Assembly

Many of the photos taken during the world’s largest international diplomatic event never find their way into the public domain. The UN Social Media team has selected some of these photos for this article. In the opening photo you see Amal Clooney in an all red...

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An insider’s view to the United Nations General Assembly

On Peaceday, the General Debate continues into its third day

Engage and mobilize people throughout the world to show support for refugees and migrants, that’s the goal of this years' Peaceday, which is celebrated on Thursday as the General Debate continues. Throughout Peaceday people are encouraged to showcase the shared...

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On Peaceday, the General Debate continues into its third day

Ultimate social guide to the United Nations General Assembly

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...

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Ultimate social guide to the United Nations General Assembly

Looking for #UNGA social media content? Look no further.

  Looking for information on how to share content about the 72st session of the United Nations General Assembly? Our social media team is once again hosting a VIP Social Media Space where world leaders, celebrity supporters and other members of civil society...

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Looking for #UNGA social media content? Look no further.

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

Now that the 72nd 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...

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

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...

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Some #UNGA social media highlights

A recap of #UNGA activities on Wednesday

Halfway through the busiest week at United Nations Headquarters in New York, check out some of the highlights of the day at the General Assembly. Only nine months after the Paris climate conference, the world took an important step towards #ParisAgreement at the...

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A recap of #UNGA activities on Wednesday

What’s going on at the #UNGA this Wednesday?

As the second day of the General Debate  continues, action on climate change is in focus at UN Headquarters in New York. First thing in the morning, leaders will be present instruments of ratification, acceptance, approval or accession to the Paris Agreement on...

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What’s going on at the #UNGA this Wednesday?

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