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!

NBA Lakers basketball player Pau Gasol (@paugasol) visited The Republic of Chad in Central Africa with UNICEF to spread awareness of the importance of handwashing. He even refereed a soccer game while there to encourage youth to wash their hands after playing. More on his trip from the UN News Centre.

World Food Programme @WFP staffer Raja shared this great picture of himself at work.

Former child soldier and author Ishmael Beah (@IshmaelBeah) shared UNICEF‘s video of his work with child soldiers in the Central African Republic.

This mother at a South Sudan refugee camp carries home rations from the World Food Programme (@WFP) she’ll use to nourish her family.

Our World Intellectual Property Organisation colleagues spoke with famous Cameroonian choreographer Elisa Mballa about boosting the economy and creating jobs.

Thanks for Western Union for helping to raise funds to provide 210,000 meals for hungry school kids in Egypt.  Photo posted by @wfp_business.

The term “restavek” in Haitian Creole means literally “to stay with” and is considered to be one of the worst names to be called in Haitian society. As explained in this International Labour Organisation (@ILONEWS) video, originally conceived as a system to send children to live with wealthier relatives, it has become a form of domestic trafficking and modern-day slavery.

Take a look at this full gallery of photos showing the ongoing renovation of the Security Council chamber posted by @NorwayUN.

As thousands of delegates are taking part in the World Urban Forum in Naples, Italy, join the @UNHABITAT “1 minute for change” campaign to make a difference in your city.

Behind-the-scenes with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon — in this @UN_Spokesperson photo, taken on the plane to Iran,  speaks with advisers ahead of the NAM summit. More on his visit to Iran from the UN News Centre.

United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon peacekeepers organized summer activities for children to celebrate the Eid holiday. More photos posted by @UNIFILSpokesman.

Check out the latest photos of a soccer game taken by peacekeepers working in the United Nations Stabilisation Mission in Haiti. Posted by @MINUSTAH.

And, last but not least, our social media team and other colleagues who work on UN publications and communications products had a special visit from new Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson.