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UN poverty expert: “Promotion of equality must be our priority”

The United Nations Special Rapporteur on Extreme Poverty and Human Rights, Olivier De Schutter, began his three-year mandate in May 2020 in the midst...

COVID-19 impact on young people’s mental health in spotlight

Feelings of fear, anxiety, anger, sadness and grief are being widely felt by young people across the world due to the impacts of COVID-19. As...

COVID-19: Maps visualise feasibility of physical distancing in the Netherlands

As lockdown measures are relaxed in Europe, ‘Keep your distance’ has replaced ‘Stay at home.’ To help ensure physical distancing, major cities in the...

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...

COVID-19. The risk of resurgence in Europe has become a reality

Last week, Europe saw an increase in weekly COVID-19 cases for the first time in months, Hans Kluge European regional director of WHO, the...

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...

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

ILO’s sixth annual Global Media Competition

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is launching its sixth annual Global Media Competition to recognize exemplary media coverage on labour migration and fair recruitment. The...

Adaptation visual art competition

Calling all painters, doodlers, designers, solarpunks, graphic designers, illustrators, chalk artists, papier-mâché masters ages 17 and under! Enter the Adaptation Visual Art Competition and showcase...

#SkillsinAction Photo Competition

Are you an amateur or professional photographer with an interest in youth skills? Don’t miss your chance to enter the UNESCO-UNEVOC #SkillsinAction Photo Competition! Am...