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Social media highlights from Austria, CAR, DR Congo, Mali, NYC, Paraguay & 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!

Ne touchez pas! Don’t touch! A smiling student at school in Democratic Republic of Congo is learning about the dangers of landmines and explosive remnants of war. Thanks to the UN Mine Action Service (@UNMAS) for posting this and more on their Twitter account.

In order to meet the urgent needs of civilians affected by the political and military crisis in Central African Republic, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) are donating lifesaving reproductive health supplies to health centres throughout the region. Thanks to UNFPA for posting this and more on their webpage.
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Translation: “We’ll miss you David!” With the news of UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham’s retirement from football, UNICEF in Paraguay and young footballers showed their support for the footballing superstar. Thanks to @unicef for posting this and more on their Instagram account.

Here’s a picture from the opening of the 12th United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) in New York. Thanks to the Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the UN (@CyprusUN) for posting this and more on their Twitter account.

Ahmad Alhendawi (@AhmadAlhendawi), the UN Secretary-General’s Youth Envoy, met with 17-year-old Summly creator Nick D’Aloisio recently to discuss how the UN can encourage youth entrepreneurship. Nick created Summly, a smartphone application, which was recently acquired by Yahoo! for £19 million. Thanks to Ahmad Alhendawi for posting this and more on his Facebook page.

Watch Pakistani education activist and girls’ rights champion Malala Yousafzai thanking UNICEF for her ‘Mobilise’ award. Thanks to UNICEF Español for posting this and more on their Youtube account.

In a rainbow of colors — during her recent visit to Mali, UN Under-Secretary-General for Field Support Ameerah Haq visited the regional capital city of Gao where she took time to meet with some of the local women of the region. Thanks to the UN Stabilization Mission in Mali for posting this and more photos on their Flickr account.

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) provides solutions for the safe and secure storage of disused sealed radioactive sources. Here’s a photo from a recent source conditioning project in the Philippines financed by the IAEA’s Nuclear Security Fund. Thanks to @iaeaorg for posting this and more on their Twitter account, and take a look at the other photos in this photo essay.

Olympic and world champion shot putter @ValerieAdams84 supports Sport for Development! Here she is with a participant from the International Paralympic Committee at the 5th Youth Leadership Program (YLP) which took place in Switzerland recently. Thanks to the UN Office on Sport for Development and Peace (@UNOSDP) for posting this and more on their Twitter account.

United Nations tour guides jumped into their countries’ national outfits to celebrate the World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue & Development recently to support the Do One Thing for Diversity and Inclusion campaign. Thanks to United Nations tour guide Maki Takazawa (@VisitUNMaki) for posting this and more on her Twitter account.

Officials of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and its staff members were treated to a demonstration of the capabilities of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in Vienna recently in connection with a consultancy meeting on using these vehicles for environmental monitoring. Thanks to @iaeaorg for posting this and more on their Twitter account.

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