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United Nations Competitions and Contests

Competitions and contests represent a fun and entertaining way for the United Nations family to communicate on its goals and objectives, informing and engaging citizens on issues of critical importance to the organisation. 

Photo contest: Celebrate a tree that supports your well-being

Healthy trees and forests mean healthy people. Forests provide health benefits for everyone on the planet, from fresh air and nutritious foods and ingredients for medicine to clean water and space for recreation. To celebrate the International Day of Forests...

WTO photo contest: “Trading during the COVID-19 pandemic”

The WTO and the Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) have launched a photo contest to showcase how world trade is supporting economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The winner will be announced at the WTO Aid for Trade Stocktaking Event...

UN Women launches global call to creatives: Artivism for Gender Equality

As part of the Generation Equality campaign, UN Women has issued a global call for original artwork that visualizes and celebrates activism for gender equality. As we approach International Women’s Day (8 March) and as world leaders and activists prepare...

#forSafeWorship, submit your story

The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) are looking for stories. Your story. To inspire people around the world to join the movement to safeguard religious sites #forSafeWorship. The global call to action #forSafeWorship aims to create personal, emotional connections...

Music competition launched to raise awareness of child labour

The Music Against Child Labour Initiative, which brings together musicians to raise awareness of child labour, is launching a song competition to mark the UN International Year for the Elimination of Child Labour. Musicians of all genres are invited to...

50th International Letter-Writing Competition

The Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) International Letter-Writing Competition will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year. The competition, launched in 1971, aims to promote literacy among the world’s children through the art of letter writing. In 2021 the theme is, “Write a...

Comic and cartoon competition – Generation Equality: Picture It!

UN Women—together with the European Commission, Belgium, France, Mexico, as well as in partnership with Cartooning for Peace—is organizing a global comic and cartoon competition to mark the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, which...

UNHCR Greece: student contest on the 75th anniversary of the United Nations

The United Nations is marking its 75th anniversary this year at a time of great challenge, including the worst global health emergency in its history. Covid-19 is a stark reminder of the need for cooperation across borders, sectors and generations as well...

#SumItUp competition

Calling all young climate champions and creatives, the #Youth4ClimateLive Series has launched the #SumItUp competition. An opportunity for YOU to win a chance to participate in the Youth4Climate: Driving Ambition event in Milan ahead of the 2021 Pre-COP26, as...

#COVID19 HUB

Stay informed and engaged during #COVID19

Second Open Call for SDG Good Practices, Success Stories...

A second open call for SDG good practices, success stories, and lessons learned is...

World Rescue

Winner of UNESCO MGIEP's* gaming challenge, World Rescue is a narrative, research-based video-game inspired...

Community Response App

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