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Digital and technological news from the United Nations system.


Refugee-led Innovation Fund

The Refugee-led Innovation Fund champions the creativity of all displaced and stateless people. It aims to reshape their participation in the delivery of humanitarian work by ensuring they take centre stage in the decisions affecting their lives, leading the...

Fellowship programme for people of African descent

The Fellowship programme for people of African descent is an intensive human rights training for people of African descent, from the diaspora, who are engaged in promoting the rights of people of African descent. It takes place once a year at the...

Nominations open for 2024 Champions of the Earth Award

Nominations open until 5 May for the 2024 Champions of the Earth Award with a focus on land restoration, drought resilience, combating desertification

MAB Young Scientists Award

The MAB Young Scientists awards can grant up to US$ 5,000 to young researchers in support of their research on ecosystems, natural resources and biodiversity.

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...

2024 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Young Talents Programmes

The L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science national and regional Young Talents Programmes support young women researchers around the world to pursue their scientific careers in their home countries or abroad. Several calls for applications are currently open. Women scientists at doctoral and/or...

UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education 2024

UNESCO launched a call for nominations for the 2024 UNESCO Prize for Girls’ and Women’s Education. The Prize awards US$ 50,000 annually to two laureates making outstanding efforts in favour of girls’ and women’s education.

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.