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International Union of Architects (UIA) 2030 Award: Second cycle launch

The International Union of Architects (UIA), in collaboration with UN-Habitat, announced on Monday the launch of the second cycle of the UIA 2030 Award. This biennial award promotes the work of architects contributing to the delivery of the 2030 Agenda for...

International Contest for Minority Artists 2024

On the occasion of the 31st Anniversary of the UN Declaration on Minorities on 18 December 2023, UN Human Rights Office (OHCHR) and the non-governmental organizations Minority Rights Group International and Freemuse launched the 2024 Edition of the International Contest for Minority Artists, with a...

United Nations – The Nippon Foundation Strategic Needs Fellowship

The Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea of the Office of Legal Affairs of the United Nations (“OLA/DOALOS”), is now accepting applications for the 2024 session of the United Nations - The Nippon Foundation Strategic Needs Fellowship Programme.

Scroll of Honour Award 2024

UN-Habitat has launched its call for nominations for the 2024 round of the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award. Initiated in 1989, the UN-Habitat Scroll of Honour Award recognizes individuals and institutions that have made outstanding contributions in the field of...

UNESCO ICT in education prize 2023

2023 call for nominations open to projects creating synergies between digital learning and greening education.

5th call for short films by the Health for All Film Festival

5th call opens from 1 November 2023 until 31 January 2024. The fifth Health for All Film Festival (HAFF) official selection of about 90 short films will be presented to the public in April 2024 via the  WHO YouTube channel and WHO Health for...

Children’s book contest on soil and water

Inviting soil scientists and designers to team up and submit their freestyle book proposal for children based on the World Soil Day theme

“Soil and water, a source of life” photo contest

Are you a professional, occasional or ‘wannabe’ photographer?  Join the contest and send in your photographs about soil and water

World Soil Day: Poster contest on soil and water

Calling on children and teens, from ages 5 to 14, living all around the world, to use their imagination and create a poster by kids for kids  that illustrates how healthy soil and clean water contribute to achieve sustainable and resilient agrifood systems.

United Nations Youth Champions for Disarmament Training Programme Opens Call for Applications

The United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA) and the Government of Germany are calling on young people to apply for the second edition of the United Nations Youth Champions for Disarmament programme — an innovative learning programme aimed...