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COVID-19: Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, infectious disease specialist and UN “influencer”

When not in his COVID-19 research lab or with patients in his infectious diseases department, Dr Nathan Peiffer-Smadja, is on Konbini, Huffington Post, or...

United Nations Cookbook Recipe Challenge

Enter your recipe for potential inclusion in the United Nations Cookbook! Our food system needs fixing, and you can be a part of the solution....

COVID-19: an unprecedented news story for journalists

For journalists across the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented news story. The relentless news cycle, an ‘infodemic’ of misinformation, let alone the...

Simple measures can save 280.000 lives in Europe

The European Region has registered the highest weekly incidence of COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic with almost 700,000 cases reported. The European...


What can youth do to counter disinfodemic, using media and information literacy as a tool? HackingDisinfodemic – a Global Media and Information Literacy Youth...

COVID-19: Guterres warns against “vaccinationalism”

On 22 September, the UN Secretary-General told the UN General Assembly that the world “faces (its) own 1945 moment,” and declared that populism and...

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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Investments in public health, an investment in safer future, urges Tedros

“COVID-19 is teaching all of us many lessons,” Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director-General, said at a media briefing in Geneva, on Monday.  We are not...

Leaving No Roma behind during a pandemic, and beyond: a UN Resident Coordinator blog

The first time I met Roma people in the Western Balkan region was in 1999, while I was working in Montenegro. I had just...

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...

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

United Nations Cookbook Recipe Challenge

Enter your recipe for potential inclusion in the United Nations Cookbook! Our food system needs fixing, and you can be a part of the solution....

2nd WHO Health for All Film Festival

The World Health Organization invites independent film-makers, production companies, NGOs, communities, students, and film schools from around the world to submit their original short...

Challenge Campus 2030 – Edition 2

Act today and transform the campuses of tomorrow by joining Challenge Campus 2030, organised by the United Nations, l'Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (Francophone University...