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Digital and technological news from the United Nations system.

MY World 360° media selection and this year’s call for immersive media

The UN SDG Action Campaign has released the latest MY World 360° film selection, which will be added to the MY World 360° playlist. All immersive media included in the playlist reflect the priorities and perspectives of emerging artists from...

Leveraging the video game’s global reach in the fight against COVID-19

The video games industry, which reaches over 2.5 billion people globally, is taking a lead role in promoting healthy physical distancing, hand hygiene, and other preventive habits to curb the spread of the coronavirus disease. In Sweden, video games developer...

(closed) Global Climate Action Awards

Applications are being accepted through to 11 May 2020. Spearheaded by UN Climate Change's Momentum for Change initiative, the UN Global Climate Action Award shines a light on the most innovative, scalable and replicable examples of what people around...

PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival

In a world often characterized by intolerance and cultural divisions, the PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival recognizes youth as powerful agents of social change and empowers them to share their creative vision with the world and foster respect for diversity. Launched...

Oceans Video Challenge

Looking for an online team challenge during #COVID19 lockdown? Creative minds at home—teachers, students, parents, children and families— are invited to bring to life videos on why the world needs to save an important component of the planet’s rich...

Sharpen your skills with UN e-learning courses

In response to the outbreak of COVID-19 in 2020, when over half of the world's population was in lockdown and people were encouraged to use the time to self-study and learn new skills, we've maintained an overview of e-Learning...

(closed) Young Champions of the Earth

If you have a powerful idea to protect or restore the environment; if you have a strong track record of instigating change; if you are unafraid of failure; and if you believe in a bright future for our planet,...

Dashboard tracking regional progress on #SDGs launched by UNECE

The Sustainable Development Goals’ globally-agreed framework of 232 indicators allows everyone—governments, researchers, civil society, business and beyond—to keep track of how our countries are progressing towards environmental, social and economic sustainability. A new UNECE Dashboard for SDGs, launched ahead of the...

World Digital Library offers access to thousand of books

For many in lockdown, you may be looking for reading material. So why not take the time to get to know the World Digital Library, a project of the U.S. Library of Congress, carried out with the support of...

Plant Health Photo Contest

Whether you’re a professional or an amateur, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is calling for your support to photograph healthy and unhealthy plants. You can win a trip to a plant health event or a photo mission....