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The UN is providing increased support to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh after a devastating fire in crowded Cox’s Bazar leaves thousands in need of food and shelter.

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"There is no place for child labour in society. It robs children of their future and keeps families in poverty."

-- @ILO chief @GuyRyder as we begin the International Year to #EndChildLabour

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Replying to @Refugees: UNHCR is calling for the immediate end to all violence in the Central African Republic.

Nearly 60,000 people have been force…

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"Even though they're refugees, they're still our brothers & sisters."

Staff at local health centres in Jordan are vaccinating refugees, a key step in the fight against the #COVID19 pandemic. via @Refugees

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Replying to @UNDESA: 🚨BREAKING 🚨 There are now 281 million international #migrants in the world, finds new #UNPopulation research.
That’s over 100 m…

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Replying to @antonioguterres: Our world has reached a heart-wrenching milestone: #COVID19 has now claimed two million lives.

Sadly, the impact of…

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"In the memory of those two million souls, the world must act with far greater solidarity."

-- @antonioguterres on the two millionth death from #COVID19.

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Replying to @UNESCO: 📸 Call for Proposals 📸 : Submit photos illustrating the topic of safety of women journalists.

Women journalists face a double-…

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Our world has reached a heart-wrenching milestone: #COVID19 has now claimed two million lives.

Sadly, the impact of the pandemic has been made worse by the absence of global coordination.

In the memory of those two million souls, the world must act with far greater solidarity.

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There are an estimated 281 million international migrants worldwide. 2/3 of them live in only 20 countries.

Get more migration facts in latest #UNPopulation report from @UNDESA:

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🚨BREAKING 🚨 There are now 281 million international #migrants in the world, finds new #UNPopulation research.
That’s over 100 million more than in 2000, but less than expected before #COVID19. See who they are, where they live and where they come from 👇

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Replying to @WFP: This week, a large fire broke out in the #Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, #Bangladesh. There were no casualties, but 3500 people we…

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Climate change is a menace to our world.

Our league of superheroes is taking #ClimateAction and they want YOU to join them!

Get to know them all and find out how you can #ActNow:

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Replying to @UNCTAD: 2021 is the @UN year of the #CreativeEconomy for sustainable development.

After all the #COVID19 lockdowns, there couldn’t be…

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UNHCR is calling for the immediate end to all violence in the Central African Republic.

Nearly 60,000 people have been forced to seek refuge in neighbouring countries since December.

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Physical distancing during #COVID19 does not have to mean social or emotional isolation.

Stay connected with your family & friends.

We are in this together & we will get through this together.

🎨: @JMcNeilStudio

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.@UN_Women & @UNVolunteers are seeking women from the global South who are committed to gender equality, women’s empowerment & the UN's mission.

Apply now for the Young Leaders Programme.

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📸 Call for Proposals 📸 : Submit photos illustrating the topic of safety of women journalists.

Women journalists face a double-burden: being attacked as journalists & as women. Help us tackle this serious issue through your lens.

Deadline is 18 January:

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"We see on the news that the whole world is being affected. But we never think it will happen to us."

— Silas Souza, a 33-year-old rugby player talks about his ongoing health issues after contracting #COVID19 in May last year.

Protect yourself & others:

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This week, a large fire broke out in the #Rohingya camps in Cox's Bazar, #Bangladesh. There were no casualties, but 3500 people were affected and 550 shelters &150 shops were destroyed.

WFP is providing emergency food assistance including hot meals to families in need.

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2020 was one of the hottest years on record, with many extreme weather events and impacts of the climate crises.

More details from @WMO ➡️ #ClimateAction

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Replying to @UNOCHA: "16M people will go hungry this year. Every decision the world makes right now must take this into account."

@UNReliefChief to…

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"It literally is going to be a death sentence to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of innocent people in Yemen."

-- @WFPChief & other top UN officials warn of catastrophic famine in Yemen after Houthi movement designated terrorist organization.

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"16M people will go hungry this year. Every decision the world makes right now must take this into account."

@UNReliefChief told the Security Council that aid agencies believe the US FTO designation of the Houthis will accelerate Yemen's slide into famine

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2021 is the @UN year of the #CreativeEconomy for sustainable development.

After all the #COVID19 lockdowns, there couldn’t be a better time to appreciate the creative economy, which both sustained us over these times but has also been deeply damaged.

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The UN works for everyone, everywhere by:
🇺🇳 preventing conflict
🇺🇳 vaccinating children
🇺🇳 protecting refugees
🇺🇳 feeding the hungry
🇺🇳 addressing the climate crisis
🇺🇳 empowering women
🇺🇳 responding to #COVID19 & so much more.

#UN75

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