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Digital and technological news from the United Nations system.

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 UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize

UNESCO is now inviting nominations for the 10th edition of the UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize. Member States, in consultation with their National Commissions, are invited to submit nominations, as are the international non-governmental organizations maintaining official relations...

Best Tourism Villages 2024

The “Best Tourism Villages by UN Tourism” initiative, introduced in 2021, seeks to transform tourism into a catalyst for rural prosperity and wellbeing.

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

2024 MIP SDG Award

MIPTV call for entries for the 2024 MIP SDG Award, associated with the United Nations, is an annual recognition within the international audiovisual sector for contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This award, initiated in 2020 in alignment...

WIPO Global Awards 2024

WIPO Global Awards 2024 Seeks Small Businesses and Startups Successfully Using IP. The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) today opened its 2024 Global Awards competition, inviting applications from small businesses and startups that use intellectual property (IP) to drive enterprise growth as...