Highlights from UNICEF at the UN General Assembly
Updates from our team and Executive Director.
The 75th United Nations General Assembly takes place from 15–30 September 2020.
Check back to follow UNICEF as we put a spotlight on child rights, COVID-19, education and distance learning, gender, young people, climate change, humanitarian action and the Sustainable Development Goals.
Reimagine: A better world for every child
Greta and eight young activists reveal how the climate crisis is shaping their lives
BTS return to the United Nations
Sending out an SOS.— Megan Gilgan (@MeganUNICEF) September 23, 2020
At least a third of the world’s schoolchildren – 463 million– are unable to access remote learning.
Today the #EU hosted a #Backpack2School installation by @UNICEF in an urgent call for world leaders to act.@eu_eeas pic.twitter.com/XqAFCzawsw
To connect every child and young person to the opportunities of the internet, we need renewed commitment, investments, and new partnerships.— Henrietta H. Fore (@unicefchief) September 23, 2020
That's why #DigitalCooperation is more important than ever. Read my full remarks: https://t.co/wFzpHWCDRW #UNGA
As we mark #UN75, thank you to the one million respondents who have shared their ideas on the future they want and the @UN they need. I am particularly inspired by the optimism of the young people who made their voices heard.#UNGA pic.twitter.com/lKJ2jm3IYq— Henrietta H. Fore (@unicefchief) September 21, 2020
Artificial intelligence will have a big impact on the world.— Henrietta H. Fore (@unicefchief) September 16, 2020
Young people from South Africa, Brazil and Sweden tell us what excites them about AI, what worries them and how we can keep them safe. pic.twitter.com/gLQ2InnECc
COVID-19 has magnified the digital divide, making #DigitalConnectivity and online learning more needed than ever.— UNICEF (@UNICEF) September 23, 2020
Three weeks ago, @_GenUnlimited gathered world and business leaders to tackle this urgent issue #GenUnlimited #UNGA pic.twitter.com/yhoX3Agg5Z
"If our voices can give strength to people, then that’s what we want and that’s what we’ll keep on doing."— UNICEF (@UNICEF) September 23, 2020
@BTS_twt’s heartfelt message to young people at #UNGA. From feeling alone to feeling hopeless, they shared their struggles during COVID-19 to remind us what binds us. pic.twitter.com/SuD4Rm6ABa
“#GenUnlimited: Connecting Half the World to Opportunities” united public/private sector leaders around a common vision of connecting every school & community to the internet & opportunities for modernized education for 3.5 billion children & young people. pic.twitter.com/OgETugQQKh— Generation Unlimited (@_GenUnlimited) September 11, 2020
Despite #COVID19, young people are still finding a way to take action on climate change – by learning. Share this film and get involved. Join @theworldslesson in demanding a climate education for everyone.@the_ecofeminist, @JackHarries, @SumakHelena, @UNICEF pic.twitter.com/k2uiLEaCG2— The Global Goals (@TheGlobalGoals) September 23, 2020