UN Competitions, Games and Apps

    Competitions - Apps - Games

    Competitions

    Together Campaign Poster competition - Deadline for submissions: 2 March 2018
    The One Club for Creativity and Partners Global are managing a global poster competition in support of the Together Campaign. The competition is open to students of design programmes and beyond. The competition will run between October 2017 and 2 March 2018. It is expected to produce powerful images of respect for diversity and support for migrants and refugees. The submitted posters will be judged by representatives of renown advertising companies. The winner(s) will receive The One Club for Creativity Award, have their work displayed during the One Club Creative Week in New York in May 2018 and in cities around the world. More...

    Apps

    Do you want to get breaking news and live audio feeds of UN meetings and events?

    With the UN Audio Channels and the UN News Reader apps from the Department of Public Information, smart phone users can now be up to date on what is happening at the United Nations.

    The UN News app is the destination for daily updates on breaking news and events from the United Nations through comprehensive news coverage, in video, text, photos and audio. Explore global updates on peace and security, sustainable development, gender issues, health, poverty, law, human rights, counter-terrorism, culture, climate change and the environment. Use this fully multilingual app in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian or Spanish. For iOS and for Android

    Listen to UN Radio content in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Portuguese or Kiswahili and live audio feeds from the General Assembly and Security Council from anywhere in the world through the UN Audio Channels app ( Android - iOS )

     

    United Nations Mobile Applications (UN)

    United Nations Mobile Applications (UNRIC)

    Games

    Danube Adventure online game

    The online game DanubeAdventure.org provides children with an opportunity to learn about the Danube in a playful way. A mix between a quiz and skills games, Danube Adventure was added to the ICPDR portfolio of education activities in 2016.
    If children can understand the complexity of rivers and ecosystems, they will care about their protection and become concerned adults.
    The objective of the online game "Danube Adventure" is to build on the success of Danube Box and transfer the contents and ideas - acquire knowledge about the Danube, water and the life that depends on it - to a contemporary medium.

    Mind the Gap

    Mind the GapA 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: Travelling Safely around the World

    Fast Car Game, UNESCO 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 "

     

     

    Free Rice 2.0

    Free Rice, WFPFor 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 (UN/ISDR)

    Stop Disasters, UN-ISDRSTOP 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 "

     

    Food Force

    Food Force, WFPThe 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 "

     

    Member state funded educational video games:

    Simulation: Inside the Haiti Earthquake

    haitiProduced 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 "