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Competitions and Contests

Essays, poems, photography, artworks, cartoons, videos. There are over a dozen competitions and contests organised yearly by the UN family. They represent a fun, at time challenging, way to engage creatively with topics that are a priority for the organisation.

Global Media Competition on Labour Migration

Journalists are invited to submit articles showing exemplary media coverage on labour migration and fair recruitment. The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching the eighth edition of its annual Global Media Competition. Its aim is to recognize fair and balanced reports that contribute to the elimination of xenophobia and discrimination against...

iDiaspora Photo contest

The IOM defines Diaspora as “Migrants or descendants of migrants whose identity and sense of belonging, either real or symbolic, have been shaped by their migration experience and background. They maintain links with their homelands, and to each other, based on a shared sense of history, identity, or mutual...

UNWTO Awake Tourism Challenge

Tourism is resilient. While it has been one of the most impacted sectors by global crisis, it has also demonstrated its potential as a major force of recovery. Now, with an accelerated digital transformation and technology adoption throughout the tourism value chain, the sector stands out as a leader for...

#CrisesofInequality UNRISD Media Contest

The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) has launched the #CrisesofInequality Media Contest for the best journalistic materials to showcase the key themes of the Institute’s 2022 Flagship Report: Crises of Inequality: Shifting Power for a New Eco-Social Contract. UNRISD is an autonomous research institute within the UN system that undertakes interdisciplinary...

Sing for resilience contest

The United Nations General Assembly has designated October 13th as the International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction to promote a global culture of disaster risk reduction. It is an opportunity to acknowledge the progress being made toward reducing disaster risk and losses in lives, livelihoods and health in line...

Minamata convention photo contest 2022 (#MakeMercuryHistory)

Photographers worldwide are invited to participate and raise awareness of the ongoing global concern of toxic mercury. Mercury is in the top 10 chemicals of major public health concern, according to the World Health Organization. Once released into the environment, mercury can travel long distances and persist in the air,...

World Food Day Poster Contest (ages 5-19)

If you’re aged between 5 and 19, we want to hear from you! Use your imagination and create a World Food Day poster showing a world where no one is left behind, and everyone has access to healthy and affordable food. Everything in our world is connected – from our...

One minute challenge: shoot a video about groundwater

We are asking people from around the world to make a 60-second film on the theme of ‘Groundwater –making the invisible visible’. Tell us in one minute or less: how does it affect your life? Is there enough? Is it safe to use? What is it mainly used for...

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