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ILO’s sixth annual Global Media Competition

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching its sixth annual Global Media Competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration and fair recruitment. The competition aims to promote quality reporting on labour migration issues. It will give awards to...

Adaptation visual art competition

Calling all painters, doodlers, designers, solarpunks, graphic designers, illustrators, chalk artists, papier-mâché masters ages 17 and under! Enter the Adaptation Visual Art Competition and showcase your vision for a resilient future! Climate change presents the most urgent long-term challenge the world...

#SkillsinAction Photo Competition

Are you an amateur or professional photographer with an interest in youth skills? Don’t miss your chance to enter the UNESCO-UNEVOC #SkillsinAction Photo Competition! Am I eligible to participate? You are eligible to participate as long as: you are at least...

(closed) UNHCR NGO Innovation Award 2020

The UNHCR NGO Innovation Award (“the Award”) celebrates efforts and achievements of NGOs who developed innovative approaches for protection and delivery of services to refugees and other persons of concern to UNHCR. This year, UNHCR will dedicate the award to...

(closed) Youth Leadership and Innovation Award for Migration

In conjunction with the Migration Youth Forum, IOM are launching a new space for young people to present their existing solutions to issues around migration and development: The Youth Leadership and Innovation Award for Migration.  The Award (apply now) will...

#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...

Sustainable Development Goals Global Startup Competition

Dive into the world’s largest call to reach the most disruptive startups that directly contribute to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Led by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the UN agency responsible for promoting sustainable, accessible and inclusive tourism, this...

Mobile film festival: Grab your phone and defend women’s empowerment!

Once again, the Mobile Film Festival supports a cause at the heart of the United Nations, that of women. All you need is a mobile phone, creativity and commitment to participate in this festival on the theme of women's...

UNICEF Youth Mediathon

Are you a content creator? Apply to join UNICEF's first Youth Mediathon! WHY? In the wake of COVID-1​9, young people just like you feel they are no longer in control of their futures. From disrupted schooling, to increased anxiety, to the...

(closed) Glinka World Soil Prize

The award comes in the form of a USD 15 000 check and a Glinka gold-plated medal. It contributes in a timely manner to raise awareness amongst policymakers and the general public about possible solutions to tackle acute national...