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The United Nations has sought to capitalise on the popularity of video games to educate and raise awareness about the work of the organization.

From the crippling toll of hunger to the desperate plight of refugees, the United Nations system is turning to video games as a vivid tool with realistic simulations to raise awareness of the world’s ills among the more affluent nations.

get to ZERO

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Age: 12+

EXPO2015 gettoZEROJoin our Challenge and make the UN itinerary interactive and educational: download "Get to Zero"- the United Nations' game for Expo Milano 2015- for free, and help us to get the number of hungry people in the world to zero. It is available for free for Android and iOS.

It is possible to end hunger in our lifetime if we all work together; to reinforce this belief, the more people who play the game, the faster the number of people who suffer from hunger will decrease. Today, there are around 800 million people who go to bed hungry. The objective of the game is to get to zero, and we can only do it together! Complete all seven levels to win the UN virtual passport as a prize, which you can share on social media.

Produced by the United Nations EXPO2015

Free Rice 2.0 (WFP)

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Age: 12+

freericeFor each answer you get right, sponsors donate 10 grains of rice through the World Food Programme to help end hunger.

Over 90 billion grains donated to date.

WARNING: This game may make you smarter. It may improve your speaking, writing, thinking, grades, job performance...

Produced by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Food Force (WFP)

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Age: 12+

foodforceThe first humanitarian video game - Since its release in 2005, the World Food Programme's video game to teach children about the logistical challenges of delivering food aid in a major humanitarian crisis has been downloaded over 6 million times, and has an estimated network of 10 million players worldwide!

Complete six virtual missions that reflect real-life obstacles faced by WFP when responding to en emergency.

Produced by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP)

Mind the Gap (UNESCO)

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Age: 12+

MindtheGapA new online tool highlighting the progress and pitfalls of girls' and women's education around the world.

Imagine you are starting school in Mali. What are the chances you will complete primary school? How likely are you to go to university? Find out by playing UNESCO's new data game, Mind the Gap. Create an avatar and take a trip around the world to learn about inequalities in education. Education is a human right.

Produced by UNESCO

STOP Disasters (UN/ISDR)

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Age: 9 to 16

StopDisastersSTOP DISASTERS is an on-line disaster simulation game aimed at teaching children how to build safer villages and cities against disasters. This initiative was part of the 2006-2007 World Disaster Reduction Campaign “Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School”.

Produced by the United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (ISDR)

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