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Pause before sharing

The United Nations calls on social media users to “Pause. Take care before you share” on the occasion of World Social Media Day 30th...

Iraqi refugee receives royal thanks for sewing masks in Luxembourg

As the coronavirus pandemic unfolded, Iraqi refugee Mohammed Alhashimi and his wife Smaher sat down and discussed how they could help their new country...

International Day of Yoga: yoga’s growing importance to post-COVID-19 wellbeing

International Day of Yoga (21 June) not only celebrates an ancient physical and mental practice which originated centuries ago in India, but also the many benefits of practicing yoga as a way of living that continues to grow in popularity around...

The Future We Want, The UN We Need – Essay Competition

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth, the Under-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Commemoration of the United Nations’ 75th Anniversary...

Gastronomy key to supporting hard-hit tourism industry

With the lifting on many COVID-19 restrictions in Europe, people are finally able to share a meal with friends and family, indulging one of...

Senior UN Officials of African origin demand actions against racism

Twenty senior UN leaders, who are either African or of African descent, have signed a joint statement expressing their outrage at pervasive and systemic...

Key websites and information

UN COVID-19 website

Coronavirus global health emergency

World Health Organization COVID-19 Website

The World Health Organization's dedicated COVID-19 website

European Commission coronavirus response

The European Commission is coordinating a common European response to the outbreak of COVID-19

e-Learning opportunities

Overview of e-Learning tools and online courses offered by the United Nations System

World Health Organization COVID-19 Facts

Advice for the public from the WHO website

How to protect yourself and your children

Novel coronavirus outbreak what parents should know (UNICEF)

COVID-19 Backgrounder

UNRIC backgrounder featuring the latest UN websites and publications on COVID-19

COVID-19 Map

Novel Coronavirus Situation Map

Online Volunteering

Find a volunteer or an opportunity to make a difference

Coverage from the UN News Centre

United Nations launch of Verified, a new initiative to deliver trusted information, life-saving advice and stories from the best of humanity.

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From fighting with guns to fighting the pandemic

"Before I did not have a trade but, thanks to this training, I am becoming a valuable asset to my country", says Nassira Zakaria,...

Mozambique school children face ‘catastrophic’ fall-out from COVID-19: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

For 13-year-old Rafina from Beira, one of Mozambique’s largest cities, the feeling seems familiar; her school is, once again, closed. Only one year has...

Experts underscore COVID-19 threat to global progress on child immunization

“As the world comes together to develop a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19, we must not forget the dozens of lifesaving vaccines that...

Covid-19 crisis closes 90 percent of museums globally, UNESCO plans for reopenings

Museums may be temporarily closed, but they remain a source of knowledge and discovery for many - now through virtual tours in particular.This International...

Challenge yourself

Video Games

World Rescue

Winner of UNESCO MGIEP's* gaming challenge, World Rescue is a narrative, research-based video-game inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Through fast-paced...

Stop Disasters!

"Stop Disasters!" simulates natural hazards and serves as an interactive educational tool for children aged 9-16. It enables players to experience 5 natural environmental hazards...


Freerice.com is an interactive vocabulary game in which players donate grains of rice to WFP every time they answer a question correctly, allowing children to simultaneous...

Competitions and Contest

Photography app Agora launches #TheWorldWeWant photo contest in support of UN75

Photographers are invited to submit their unique points of view about the world they want for future generations for a chance to be featured...

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...

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...