Updates and Notifications

Digital and technological news from the United Nations system.

UPU Innovation Challenge: unlocking the power of AI

Building on the success of the first edition in 2023, the UPU, in partnership with the European University Institute’s Centre for a Digital Society (CDS) and with the support of La Poste Group France, will host the second edition of the...

UNESCO Clubs 2024 Worldwide Youth Multimedia Competition

UNESCO is inviting youth around the world to take part in this year’s Multimedia Competition. Unparalleled connectivity puts youth in one of the greatest positions to bring much-needed change to the world.

Intercultural Innovation Hub 2024

Start of Applications for the Intercultural Innovation Hub 2024: Connecting, Empowering, and Elevating Global Grassroots Organizations Worldwide

Hammarskjöld Journalism Fellowships

The Dag Hammarskjöld Fund for Journalists is now accepting applications from professional journalists for its 2024 fellowship program.

Young Champions of the Earth awards 2024

The flagship youth engagement initiative of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). The award is bestowed annually to ambitious young people from around the world with outstanding ideas to protect and restore the environment.

Call for Proposals: Photographs covering environmental issues and emergencies

UNESCO is looking for photographs illustrating the current global environmental crises, their impact, and effects on people’s lives. Photographs to be considered include those depicting threats to biodiversity, animals, and populations or those connected to investigating environmental crimes. Examples...

International Day of Forests 2024 photo contest

What does forest innovation look like near you? Help the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) show how innovative action, technology and knowledge are helping to protect forests and increase the benefits they bring by entering the...

2024 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award

The 2024 UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award is presented every year to an individual or organization that has dedicated their time to help people forcibly displaced from their homes, referred to as the global laureate. Each year since 2017, several...

2024 Space4Youth Competition

Fifth edition of the Space4Youth Essay Competition, targeting students and young professionals with the aim to highlight governance practices and experiences on the sustainable use of outer space to address the needs of the present in a manner that protects the interests of future generations.

Equator Prize 2024

The 15th cycle of the Equator Initiative aims to identify innovative approaches and solutions led by Indigenous Peoples and local communities