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EU approves Coronavirus aid package

The European Union has adopted measures to quickly release funding from the bloc’s budget to help tackle the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Coronavirus...

COVID-19: Mental health must be a priority

The measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 such as physical distancing and the closure of schools and workplaces may have a negative...

Living under Lockdown in the UK

On Monday 23rd March, Boris Johnson announced sweeping new restrictions to daily life. These restrictions are an attempt to curtail the UK’s outbreak of...

Schengen Area: an anniversary marked by closed borders

On 26 March 2020, the European Union marks the 25th anniversary of the Schengen agreement coming into force in seven European Union countries. Border...

Smurf colouring images for kids during COVID-19 lockdown

As lockdowns continue across the world, the Smurfs are helping children embrace basic gestures to help fight the spread of COVID-19. They're asking you to...

UNRIC donates its stock of surgical masks to health facilities in Belgium

Between March 19 and 23, our office distributed 3,100 surgical masks to health professionals working in several institutions in Flanders and the Brussels region. UNRIC...

Coverage from the UN News Centre

Secretary-General António Guterres addressed journalists and the public in a live virtual briefing calling for an immediate global ceasefire (COVID-19).

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COVID-19: UN donates 250,000 face masks to NYC health workers

In a statement, Mr. Guterres said that the face masks stored in United Nations facilities, werer part of UN stocks, deemed surplus to requirements. The...

Peacekeeping radio stations provide COVID-19 information to vulnerable communities in conflict-affected countries

Today, these stations are playing another vital role – getting the word out to vulnerable communities in conflict-affected states about the coronavirus pandemic and...

UNICEF sounds alarm over water cuts in Syria as efforts ramp up to prevent COVID-19 spread

In statement from Damascus, Fran Equiza, UNICEF Representative in Syria, said on Monday that the water supply from the Allouk station – the main...

COVID-19: WHO working on supply pipeline for protective equipment and tests

Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was speaking during his regular briefing in Geneva where he highlighted latest developments in the UN agency’s support to countries facing what he described as “an invisible enemy against humanity”.  WHO...

Key websites and information

UN COVID-19 website

Coronavirus global health emergency

World Health Organization COVID-19 Website

The World Health Organization's dedicated COVID-19 website

European Commission coronavirus response

The European Commission is coordinating a common European response to the outbreak of COVID-19

COVID-19 Backgrounder

UNRIC backgrounder featuring the latest UN websites and publications on COVID-19

World Health Organization COVID-19 Facts

Advice for the public from the WHO website

Distance learning solutions

Educational applications, platforms and resources o help parents, teachers, and schools during periods of school closure

COVID-19 Map

Novel Coronavirus Situation Map

How to protect yourself and your children

Novel coronavirus outbreak what parents should know (UNICEF)

Online Volunteering

Find a volunteer or an opportunity to make a difference

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Video Games

Stop Disasters!

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction's (UNDRR) Stop Disaster video game simulates natural hazards and serves as an interactive educational tool for...


As you play Freerice and answer questions right, advertisements appear on your screen. When you see one of these advertisements, you trigger a financial...

My Life as a Refugee

Every minute eight people are forced to flee war, persecution or terror. If conflict threatened your family, what would you do? Built for iOS and Android,...

Competitions and Contest

Plant Health Photo Contest

Whether you’re a professional or an amateur, the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) is calling for your support to photograph healthy and unhealthy...

16th edition of the International Poster Biennial

In the spirit of harnessing the power of art to raise environmental awareness and inspire direct action, the 16th edition of the International Poster Biennial (website),...

Apps 4 Digital Peace

21st-century challenges need 21st-century solutions, especially when it comes to creating a safer and more secure online world. The global ICT environment is facing...