Here’s a selection of photos and videos you may have missed posted on UN social media accounts from around the UN system over the past few weeks and shared with our social media team. Thank you to all who contributed!
Young Libyan scouts recently marched the streets of Tripoli carrying colorful placards to warn about the danger of landmines and raise public awareness on International Day for Mine Awareness. Thanks to UN Mine Action Service (@MineAction) for posting this photo and more on their Twitter account.
In this photo over 200 kilos of unexploded ordinances (UXOs), captured from al-Shabaab militants, are destroyed at a safe location outside of Mogadishu, Somalia. Here, a team of soldiers from the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) dispose of weapons on a regular basis in order to ensure the safety and security of civilians. Thanks to United Nations Photo for posting this and more on their Facebook page.
Earlier this year, a severe earthquake and subsequent tsunami hit the Solomon Islands leaving thousands of people homeless. In this photo, a team of nurses is heading out to one of the health clinics on the islands to help the local people there. Thanks to the World Health Organization (WHO) for posting this and more photos in their Facebook album.
Yelena Gagarina was just 2 years old when her father, Yuri Gagarin, was the first human to journey into outer space in 1961. She visited the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs in Vienna recently to attend a pre-premiere of the film “Gagarin. First in Space.” Thanks to @UNOOSA for posting this photo and more on their Twitter account.
This photo collage features images from the Proud to be Indigenous campaign running through end of May where indigenous peoples from all over the world show are invited to share why they are proud of their heritage. Tweet your own photo by tagging #Proud2BIndigenous! Thanks to Proud To Be Indigenous for posting this and more on their Facebook page.
World Food Programme (WFP) in action: here’s one of its teams on the ground pre-positioning high-energy biscuits in Bangladesh ahead of the expected arrival of Cyclone Mahasen. Thanks to @WFP for posting this photo and more on their Twitter account.
In this video interview, ITU catches up with Kofi Annan to ask how technology might help empower the world’s youth. Thanks to ITU for posting this and more on their YouTube account.
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