The United Nations World Wildlife Day 2016 (WWD2016) will be celebrated on 3 March under the theme “The future of wildlife is in our hands”. African and Asian elephants will be the global focus of the Day under the theme “The future of elephants is in our hands”. Continue reading
Do you believe in the power of sport? Have you seen the impact of sport values in your community? If so, we want to see the evidence! Share one photo with us which captures the power of sport values and their impact on young people within your community. The best 15 photos will be published in a UNESCO photo book on sport values and exhibited at the Organization’s Headquarters. Continue reading
In commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the first UN General Assembly resolution, which established the goal of eliminating nuclear weapons and all weapons of mass destruction, the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs is pleased to sponsor the UN Poster for Peace Contest. The contest aims to raise awareness of the need for nuclear disarmament and to inspire citizens across the globe to add their voices, and use their artistic talents, to promote a world free of nuclear weapons.
Freedom of information is a human right. It is also an integral part of the fundamental human right of freedom of expression “to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers”. Freedom of information is also a precondition for informed public participation in governance and in the democratic process. Continue reading
While climate change is a global phenomenon, it is hitting the world’s poorest regions – and most marginalized communities – the hardest. These changing conditions are impacting human health, economic activity, and are threatening basic human rights including access to water and food security. Climate change is already affecting local communities in low and middle income countries but stories on the negative impacts as well as on the solutions that governments, communities and individuals are implementing often get lost in the global climate change debate. Continue reading
WMO is holding a photo competition on the 2016 World Meteorological Day theme: “Hotter, drier, wetter. Face the Future.” The theme has been chosen to illustrate the reality of climate change. As a result of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in our atmosphere, land and sea surface temperatures are rising. The frequency and intensity of Continue reading
Write a compelling blog post on this year’s theme, Seven Billion Dreams. One Planet. Consume with Care, which highlights sustainable lifestyles and consumption. Post it on your blog! The winner of the competition will travel to Italy to blog, tweet and post Facebook messages for two nights on WED 2015 Continue reading
Post a photo, raise awareness on the importance of soils, win a prize! This year, soils are at the centre of global attention. As part of the International Year of Soils, FAO are turning to you to help them highlight the importance of sustainable soil management. FAO are launching the #soils4life contest on Instagram to share photos related to soils, their potential, their functions, but also instances of exploitation or abuse to help draw attention to the myriad of issues concerning this valuable resource. Continue reading