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Ciné-ONU – Online screening of ‘Sharkwater Extinction’

To mark World Environment Day, Ciné-ONU Brussels, Vienna and Geneva invite you to a screening of Rob Stewart's award-winning film, Sharkwater Extinction, followed by...

COVID-19 – Economic recovery must not be to the detriment of health care, says WHO

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has expressed its worries that health care will suffer as European countries, still fighting COVID-19 implement economic measures to...

City of Ypres supports UN ceasefire call with over 70 Belgian cities and municipalities

At the onset of the coronavirus pandemic António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, called for an immediate ceasefire to protect the world’s most...

United Nations SDG Media Compact hits its 100-member mark

In this day and age the media is an essential source of information for people everywhere. However, the Covid-19 pandemic has brought about its...

No return to abnormal: campaign on Agenda 2030 in railways and metro stations in France

This week, Elyx, digital ambassador of the United Nations, will be present in more than 800 stations and in the metros of four major...

COVID-19: Through Digitalkompis, integration can continue despite social distancing

During the COVID-19 pandemic, people have been encouraged to physically distance and isolate themselves. However, this is causing difficulties for immigrants who are trying...

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

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...

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...