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United Nations and Video Games

Play selected video games produced by the United Nations family and its partners. Learn how to help prevent disasters, contribute to ending hunger, take climate action, step into the shoes of refugees, and much more. Bookmark this page and check back for future updates.

Games for Learning

Through its games for learning initiatives such as the development of games for SDGs, including World Rescue, and the design of game based courses for games such as World Rescue, Florence, Bury Me My Love and others, UNESCO MGIEP aims to raise issues of peace, sustainable development and global citizenship in the minds of the learner. The games and courses are designed to impart social and emotional skills in the learner so the learner becomes more mindful, empathetic, and compassionate, critically questioning concepts introduced to them.

Gaming and Health

How do video games affect your health and what is gaming disorder?

Playing for the Planet

How can the fastest growing media platform in the world be harnessed to deliver on the Sustainable Development Goals and the urgent global needs they represent?

Key Publications and Links

  • UNWTO partners with Niantic to develop innovative tourism experiences through real-world games (external link)
  • The United Nations and Video Games: A Digital Double Edged Sword [AMUN] (external link)
  • UNHCR’s 2019 NGO Innovation Award Winners: Video Games Without Borders (external link)