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ShareTheMeal: WFP app marks new milestone

The principle is simple: give what you can – whether it’s one meal or one year of meals – and know that it makes a difference. A meal supplied by the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) costs around €0.70...

New UNAIDS ‘Against the Odds’ podcast adds to growing list of UN audio content

In "Against the Odds", a brand-new podcast series from UNAIDS, extraordinary people are asked what made them winners when all the odds were stacked against them. How did they overcome life-changing challenges? And what have they learned along the...

WHO and Kahoot! collaborate to bring health content into the classroom

The United Nations family continues to engage closely with digital content providers. The World Health Organization (WHO) is the latest in date to do so, working with Kahoot!, a game-based learning platform, to bring health content to more than...

Can digitalization improve the well-being of nations?

The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the shift towards a more digital world. “The changes we make now will have lasting effects as the world economy begins to recover,” stated Mukhisa Kituyi, Secretary-General for the UN Conference on Trade and...

Digital Inclusion Navigator: A platform to help bridge digital divide for billions

The COVID-19 pandemic and other global crises have laid bare the need for digital inclusion, while also rolling back hard-won progress in the very same area. The World Economic Forum's EDISON Alliance has launched a new tool to share best practices in...

A UN treaty on cybercrime en route

A UN treaty on cybercrime is after years of discussion finally on its way. The UN General Assembly voted in December 2019 to begin negotiating a treaty – a treaty that focuses on cybercrime, but also has the potential...

WHO and NAM encourage digital platforms to apply global principles for identifying credible sources of health information

The World Health Organization (WHO) and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) are encouraging social media companies and other digital platforms to apply global principles for identifying credible sources of health information in their channels. The principles, originally published in a 2021...

WHO and Viamo provide critical access to COVID-19 information to the next billion digital users via their mobile phones

WHO is working with Viamo, a global social enterprise improving lives via mobile, to provide WHO’s COVID-19 information, including vaccines, to the hardest to reach populations, in their languages, through the mobile phones they own. This includes people with simple...

UN-Habitat wallpaper for your computer or mobile phone

Start 2022 with an inspirational and colourful vision of our cities and communities. Half of the world’s population now live in cities, and this is projected to increase to two thirds by 2050. Cities can solve many challenges our world faces....
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Providing better prospect for refugees and promoting peace through gaming

“The first time I got to see a computer was when I was waiting in line to be registered as a refugee. UNHCR staff were using computers to enter data and I was so fascinated by it. I asked...

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