UN Competitions, Games and Apps
Intercultural Innovation Award - Deadline for applications: 31 May 2017
The Intercultural Innovation Award, a partnership between the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the BMW Group, searches for innovative and sustainable projects around the world that promote intercultural dialogue and understanding, making vital contributions to peace and prosperity. Ten organizations with potential for expansion and replication will be awarded funding and strategic support.
PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival - Deadline for applications: 4 June 2017
PLURAL+ Youth Video Festival invites the world's youth to submit dynamic and forward-thinking videos focusing on themes of migration, diversity and social inclusion. Organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in collaboration with many partners. Awards Ceremony in New York. Exciting prizes and professional opportunities. More...
Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition -
Deadline for registration: 12 June 2017
The Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria, South Africa, in collaboration with the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and other partners, is organizing the 9th Nelson Mandela World Human Rights Moot Court Competition at the Palais des Nations in Geneva from 18 to 21 July 2017. The competition, which is held in English, is open to undergraduate and masters law students from universities around the world. Students are invited to argue a hypothetical human rights case before a panel of top international lawyers. More...
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.
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 )
Get the latest world news, in the six official languages, with UN News Reader ( Android). Developed by the UN Information Centre in Almaty, the app also provides access to information about the UN through links to the UN web site, Events Calendar, Calendar of Observances, Basic Facts, UN Multimedia, UN Radio, and social media.
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
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 "
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 "