UN Competitions, Games and Apps
ILO: "WORK4YOUTH" photo contest - Deadline 15. April 2013
ITU: What does the Internet mean to you as a young person? - Deadline 21 April 2013
Asia-Pacific Institute for Broadcasting - Deadline 30 April 2013
UNIS: International Poster Competition - Deadline 30 April 2013
ITU: Young Innovators' competition calls for innovative ICT solutions to global challenges - Deadline 30 June 2013
UNESCO, International Essay Contest for Young People - Deadline 30 June 2013
UNAOC: PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival - Deadline 30 June 2013
Mind the Gap
A new online tool highlighting the progress and pitfalls of girls' and women's education around the world.
Imagine you are starting school in Mali. What are the chances you will complete primary school? How likely are you to go to university? Find out by playing UNESCO's new data game, Mind the Gap. Create an avatar and take a trip around the world to learn about inequalities in education. Education is a human right.
Produced by UNESCO
Play " Mind the Gap "
Stylista - WFP And Sandbox Global Join Forces
Hosted on the social networking site Facebook, the Stylista game will now offers limited edition t-shirts and bags that will contribute to the World Food Programme's (WFP) assistance operations inside Syria.
"This is the first Facebook game to support WFP's emergency response in Syria," said the Director of WFP Global Private Partnerships, Jay Aldous. "We are grateful for the support of Sandbox Global and the network of Stylista players for their contribution to our life-saving work."
Produced by Sandbox Gloabal in support of the United Nations emergency response in Syria
Play " Stylista"
Fast Car is a racing game that helps you to learn about HIV and AIDS prevention and takes you on a tour of some of the World's Heritage sites.
The game aims to provide young people with accurate and reliable information about HIV prevention, intending to educate and entertain as well as promoting healthy behaviour.
Play " Fast Car "
For each answer you get right, they donate 10 grains of rice through the World Food Programme to help end hunger.
Over 90 billion grains donated to date.
WARNING: This game may make you smarter. It may improve your speaking, writing, thinking, grades, job performance...
Play " Free Rice 2.0 "
STOP DISASTERS is an on-line disaster simulation game aimed at teaching children how to build safer villages and cities against disasters. This initiative was part of the 2006-2007 World Disaster Reduction Campaign "Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School".
Play " STOP Disasters "
The first humanitarian video game - Since its release in 2005, WFP's video game to teach children about the logistical challenges of delivering food aid in a major humanitarian crisis has been downloaded over 6 million times, and has an estimated network of 10 million players worldwide!
Complete six virtual missions that reflect real-life obstacles faced by WFP in its emergency responses both to the tsunami and other hunger crises around the world.
Play " Food Force "
Developed by UNHCR and designed to teach players about the plight of refugees, the game was originally released in Swedish in 2005. It has been translated into 9 languages, including English.
In Against All Odds, the player takes the role of a refugee, and plays through twelve stages - depicting his persecution and flight from his native country, through to eventual integration into a foreign country as an asylum seeker.
The game is aimed at 12 - 15 year olds, an age where people begin to develop ideas regarding refugees and similar issues.
Play " Against All Odds "
Member state funded educational video games:
Produced by PTV Productions and funded by the Canadian International Development Agency, the simulation asks what decisions you would take as an earthquake survivor, aid worker, or journalist in Haiti after the earthquake?
Inside the Haiti Earthquake is a first-person simulation based on documentary footage from Haiti and real-life decision scenarios. Try it now, visit the link below.
Play " Inside the Haiti Earthquake "