Social media highlights from Afghanistan, Libya, Nicaragua, South Sudan, Syria, Thailand 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!Thousands of Afghans flocked to Bamyan province in Afghanistan to watch a United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)-organized concert to mark International Youth Day. The concert featured traditional music as well as blues, rap, pop, and hard rock songs – all performed by Afghan singers and musicians. Thanks to UNAMA for posting this and more on their Flickr account. Young South Sudanese women took part in a fashion show during a “Fashion and Arts for Peace” festival in Juba. The festival was held ahead of the UN International Youth Day commemorated on 12 August annually. Thanks to the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) for posting this and more photos in their album on Facebook. A group of mothers attend a hygiene promotion session at a shelter for displaced families on the outskirts of Tartous, Syria. UNICEF recently kicked off a campaign to reach thousands of displaced children and parents in Tartous with hygiene promotion messages. Thanks to UNICEF Middle East and North Africa for posting this and more on their Facebook page. If you love taking photos and are between the ages of 14 and 19, enter this World Health Organization (WHO) competition. They want to see health and illness through your eyes! Winners will get a bursary and more. Thanks to the WHO for posting this and more on their Facebook page. Young people in Bangkok, Thailand, took part in a flash mob organized for World Humanitarian Day in August. See more photos of celebrations around the world in this photo gallery shared by our OCHA colleagues on Facebook.
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