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.  We’ve also included some photos taken by fans and followers.  Thank you to all who contributed!

Poor sanitation is having a high human cost in Guinea and Sierra Leone.  Through art, children are learning about how important good hygiene practices are, especially before every meal and after going to the toilet. Our UNICEF Africa colleagues posted this photo and more on their Facebook page.

A traditional yurt, provided by the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan, was installed in the gardens of Geneva’s Palais des Nations on 1 October to mark World Habitat Day. The yurt represents the quintessential sustainable house: energy efficient, made of recyclable and green materials, and with a close to zero ecological footprint.

What keeps you going at work? For the World Food Programme team at Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan, it’s the thousands of families who are depending on their help. Our WFP colleagues posted this photo and more on their Facebook page.

Last week Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon deposited a textbook from his childhood days, originally published by UNESCO at an exhibit in Paris. Our UNESCO TV colleagues posted this video and more on their YouTube page.

Thank you letters from over 25,000 US citizens have now been delivered to UN peacekeepers around the world. In this video, posted by The Better World Campaign on their YouTube page, watch peacekeepers read the letters.

In this photo, Syrian children play, learn and heal at this UNICEF child-friendly space. Our colleagues at UNICEF posted this picture and more on Twitter.

Here is a look at the new air strip the World Food Programme  just finished building in Ethiopia for Somali refugees. Our colleagues at WFP posted this picture and more on Twitter.

A husband and wife in Paraguay work together to deliver medicine to a tuberculosis patient. As of June 2012, Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria grants have supported TB treatment for 11,000 people in Paraguay. The Global Fund posted this picture and more on their blog.

Thanks to @isardasorensen for sharing this picture of the Empire State Building on first-ever International Day of the Girl Child.

Photographer Stephanie Sinclair guided Archbishop Desmond  Tutu around an exhibit of her child marriage photos now on display in New York City. Girls Not Brides posted this photo and more on Twitter.

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