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Social media highlights from Darfur, Gaza, Haiti, 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!

Women adorned in beautiful blue Somali flags celebrated Somalia’s 53rd Independence Day on July 1 in Mogadishu. Thanks to United Nations Photo for posting this and more on their Facebook page.

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon recently visited a geothermal power plant in Iceland. Thanks to @UN_Spokesperson for posting this and more on their Twitter account.

45 soldiers from the Nepalese Battalion are here pictured on a range patrol in the rural areas of Haiti. Acting under the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti (MINUSTAH) mandate, the purpose of these soft-cap patrols is to interact with the local population to obtain information required for future operations and to secure peace in the area. Thanks to UN Peacekeeping for posting this and more on their Facebook page.

In Shanghai, UN posters like this one raise awareness about wildlife protection among metro travelers. Thanks to @UN_News_Centre for posting this and more on their Twitter account.

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has filmed a series of ads with Arab Idol Mohammed Assaf to be broadcast during the holy month of Ramadan. Thanks to @UNRWA for posting this and more on their Twitter account.

60 years of refugee shelters: This photo from 1961 was taken in a refugee camp in Tunisia. As the post-World War II refugee problem spread from Europe to Africa, Algerians were plunged into crisis during the war for independence against France and had to flee to other neighboring countries. Thanks to UNHCR Innovation for posting this and more photos in their album on Facebook.

What did Chinese businessman & philanthropist Huang Nubo do when he arrived at the top of Mount Everest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site? Watch here! Thanks to @UNESCO for posting this and more on their YouTube account.

Getting men convinced to use contraception isn’t always an easy job. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and the New York Times encourage the use of condoms through a recent blog article that highlights the importance of branding and raising awareness. Thanks to @UNFPA for posting this and more on their Twitter account.

To celebrate World Environment Day this year, China launched a postcard and a series of stamps designed around three important themes: preventing pollution, protecting pandas and securing a sustainable environment for future generations. Thanks to UN Environment Programme (UNEP) for posting this and more on their Facebook page.

Football players celebrate their victory in a football competition held in a refugee camp in Darfur, Sudan. Thanks to the United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (@unamidnews) for posting this and more on their Twitter account.

Water, foam and speed! Thanks to a donation from the Government of Finland, over 150,000 children in Gaza are participating in this year’s Summer Fun Weeks, a two-week programme organised by the UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA). Thanks to United Nations Photo for posting this and more on their Facebook page.

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