19th December 2014 London, UK

List time! My favourite Foreign Office social media content of 2014

In no particular order:

1. The FCO’s first foray into Buzzfeeding


2. This gif to outline the UK priorities for UNGA in September


3. Some brilliant visualisations of the conversation around the End Sexual Violence in Conflict Summit

Speaking of the ESVC Summit, the #TimeToAct hot air balloon and lit up buildings around the world



The Pope showed his support


4. Philip Hammond’s first tweet

5. Helping Russia identify its tanks

6. This tour of the new British Embassy in Paraguay


7. This Sina Weibo post from our Consul General in Shanghai

Brian Davidson married his partner in one of the first same-sex marriages registered on UK diplomatic premises in China


8. This video showing the building of ‘Bureucratia’

A maze commissioned by our Embassy in Hungary highlighting the burden of inefficient or unnecessary EU regulation faced by European companies, find out more here.


9. This video to thank Wales for hosting the NATO Summit

#Diolch #Cymru! #ThankYou #Wales! #NATOSummitUK

A video posted by NATO Summit Wales 2014 (@natowales) on

10. ‘Real time’ tweeting of original Foreign Office correspondence during the build-up to the First World War

11. This video to help Brits avoid a trip to the British Consulate while at Benicassim festival