Here’s a selection of photos 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!
Did you know that the UN has an account on the popular Chinese social media platform called Weibo? UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon was honoured with an Award of Special Merit at the 2012 Sina Awards Ceremony for the continuous support and participation of the United Nations in social media. You’re invited to join the UN on social media platforms in the UN’s six official languages.
In this video meet a child who couldn’t walk before he started receiving food assistance from the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP). Thanks to @WFP for posting this video and more on their Twitter account — and thank you to everyone who has supported WFP!
This week the BBC took viewers on a “behind the scenes” tour of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY). Thanks to our colleagues at @ICTY for featuring for this video and more on their Twitter account.
Thanks to our colleagues at the UN Information Centre in Rio de Janeiro for this lovely tribute in memory of the third anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti which also highlights progress made.
This week Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon encouraged Stanford University students– and students everywhere — to harness a spirit of hope as they confront the challenges of the world. For him, he said, that spirit was sparked by a visit to California half a century ago when he stayed with a family on a trip sponsored by the Red Cross. In this photo the Secretary-General holds hands with his Ms Libba Patterson, his “host mother” during his first trip away from his home country of South Korea half a century ago. They were reunited during his trip to California last Thursday.
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