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Social media highlights from Haiti, Iran, Liberia, Pakistan, Somalia 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!

On a fact-finding mission to Kenya Chinese actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Li Bingbing urged greater effort by governments and consumers to combat illegal wildlife trade by saying no to ivory products. Thanks to @UNEP for posting this photo and more on their Twitter account.

UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres visited Kuwait recently to personally thank the Emir of Kuwait for an unprecedented donation of USD 110 million for UNHCR’s emergency operation for Syrian refugees. Thanks to @UNHCR for posting this and more on their Twitter account.

At the close of the Global Mom campaign “Mom+Social” event Jennifer Lopez and her sister Lynda talked about their Lopez Family Foundation which is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of women and children. Thanks to @Beatrice Frey from UN Women for posting this and more on her Twitter account.

In Somaliland, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) helps to improve the economic opportunities for women by improving textile quality & production. Thanks to UNIDO Chief Technical Advisor @Sean Paterson for posting this and more on his Twitter account.

Time to study! The United Nations Information Centre (UNIC) in Tehran is helping graduate students of social welfare to broaden their knowledge of the UN by providing a workshop on how to retrieve information about the UN online. Thanks to @UNIC Tehran for posting this and more on their Twitter account.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s wife Mrs. Ban Soon-taek emphasized the importance of women and children’s welfare all over the world in remarks to the “Mom+Social” event. In a related blog post, she further told about her own experiences: “I view their struggles and triumphs through the lens of my experiences as a mother and grandmother.” Thanks to @UN_Women for sharing this and more on their Twitter account.

Meet the Blue Helmets — United Nations’ peacekeeping personnel on the ground. They are contributed by national armies from across the globe and provide vital security and stability in UN missions around the world. Thanks to civilian staffer @Jesus Serrano for posting this photo from Haiti and more on his Twitter account.

Here is Thibault. He is walking for safe streets in Brussels, Belgium as part of the United Nations “Decade of Action for Road Safety” campaign and World Road Safety week. Check out more photos on Facebook from the many events being held around the world. Thanks to @UN Road Safety for posting this and more on their Twitter account. Improving water, hygiene & sanitation access are some of the key priorities for United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Here, children are standing by the latrines in one of the camps for internally displaced people. Thanks to OCHA for posting this and more photos on their Facebook page. The engineering unit of the UN Mission In Liberia (UNMIL) is working hard on Liberia’s infrastructural development including this 94 km highway, a main supply route for Liberians and UNMIL peacekeepers. Thanks to United Nations Mission in Liberia for posting this photo and more on their Facebook page. Director-General Dr Margaret Chan joined World Health Organization staff recently for a “Long Short Walk” to promote safe walking for all. The Long Short Walk is organized globally in support of the UN Global Road Safety Week (6-12 May) themed around pedestrian safety. Thanks to WHO for posting this and more on their Facebook page.

UN Development Programme staffer Marc-André Franche ‏(@MAFundp) posted this photo from Pakistan and many more from elections there. In a statement issued on Sunday, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon congratulated the people and government of Pakistan on successful conduct of national and provincial elections.

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