Photo blogger helps UN promote understanding of common humanity

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Credit: Brandon Stanton/ Facebook Page

A blogger whose photographs have captured the imagination of almost ten million people on social media is helping the United Nations to promote what's been described as an "understanding of common humanity."

Brandon Stanton publishes the Human of New York blog which features pictures and comment on a wide range of issues from people he meets on the city's streets.

The UN has teamed up with Mr Stanton and has organised visits to ten countries around the world, many of which are suffering from conflict and high poverty levels.

Elena Vapnitchnaia spoke to Thomas Gass of the UN's Department of Economic and Social Affairs about the collaboration

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