Highlights from Brussels, Gaza, Geneva, Mali, Mozambique, Malawi and more
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!
In Mali, the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) is using flat boats to ferry food up the Niger River to communities like Timbuktu which have become hard to access as a result of the conflict. Travelling by boat is both safer and faster, allowing WFP to deliver food to areas which might otherwise be cut off.Peacekeepers from Chile brought school supplies and clothing to 120 children in an orphanage in Haiti. Thanks to @MINUSTAHMedia for posting this photo and more on their Twitter account. This mother from Mozambique gave birth on the roof of a house due to the threat of rising flood waters. The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) with its partners stepped in to provide her with postnatal care. Thanks to @UNFPA for posting this photo and more on their Twitter account. These children from the International School – Campus des Nations took part in a the recent Holocaust through the Arts programme in Geneva. Thanks to UN Geneva Information Service for posting this photo and more on their Facebook page. Petra Cadova (with microphone), former table tennis Olympian and currently Policy Officer for Director General for Health at the European Commission, attended the Cine-ONU screening of “Ping Pong” to celebrate the European Union Year of Active Ageing, and said in an interview: “Ping Pong is, in terms of active and healthy ageing, a life cycle approach.” Find out more and watch a video interview on this Facebook page.
To observe the International Day of Zero Tolerance of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting the United Nations Population Fund, UNICEF and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) hosted a Google+ Hangout discussion on the progress made in FGM/C abandonment, and the challenges that remain ahead.
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