Here’s a selection of behind-the-scenes photos posted on UN social media accounts from around the UN system over the past few weeks and shared with our social media team. We’ve also included some photos taken by fans and followers. Thank you to all who contributed!
We also saw lots of tweets about the Forbes “World’s 100 Most Powerful Women” list which honoured several top UN officials and celebrities lending their voice in support of UN issues, including two who are active on Twitter: @HelenClarkUNDP and IMF’s Christine @Lagarde.
Photo of young women from Girls Who Code on their way to the Youth Assembly at UN Headquarters. Photo originally posted by @GirlsWhoCode
In Mauritania, a UPS humanitarian flight delivers mobile tents to store food from the World Food Program, near M’bera refugee camp. Photo originally posted by @WFP_WAfrica
Photo from The Global Fund to AIDS, Malaria & TB of children moving their belongings from a house affected by flooding during the rainy season in Senegal. Standing water caused by flooding can lead to an increase in the number of malaria-transmitting mosquitoes. As a preventative measure, the Global Fund helps to make sure insecticide-treated nets are distributed.
”When you are conditioned to function in war, it takes time to know that something else is possible. I went through that myself,” said UNICEF Advocate for Children Affected by War Ishmael Beah when sitting among recently released former child soldiers. Photo from UNICEF Africa Facebook. More on his visit.
World Food Programme workers attempt to dig their truck out of a hole in the Democratic Republic of Congo — delivering food is hard work! Photo originally posted by @WFPlogistics.
And, last, but not least, watch this video posted by a young UN supporter and performer in Canada, Alexander Reyes (@AlexanderReyezz).