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Best Sustainable Development Practices in Food Security Competition

Deadline is 31 October, 2014

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The Best Sustainable Development Practices in Food Security (BSDP) competition is part of the Expo “Feeding Knowledge” program, launched in 2012 by Expo Milano 2015 with the objective of identifying priorities and key issues to reduce food insecurity. The Best Practices will be promoted through a technological platform, which will become part of the Expo 2015 legacy.

Who can apply?
The call is open to national and local government authorities, inter-governmental organizations, civil society, the private sector, research and academic bodies and public-private partnerships that can demonstrate effective and efficient approaches which have genuinely improved people’s quality of life.


ICN2 Photo Contest

Deadline is 16 October, 2014

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ICN2-photocompThe problems of malnutrition—undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and obesity—exist in all countries, developed and developing, and across all socio-economic classes. By launching this photo contest, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) aims to raise awareness about the importance of nutrition, emphasizing that it starts with what we eat: the products of the food and agriculture sector. FAO also wishes to engage the general public in an international effort to improve nutrition.

#DrawDisability art campaign

Deadline is 15 July 2015

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#DrawDisability Campaign: Submissions openSubmissions are now open for a global art campaign that aims to raise young people’s awareness of disabilities and inclusion. Led by the United Nations Global Education First Initiative (GEFI), in partnership with the Global Observatory for Inclusion (GLOBI), and the GEFI Youth Advocacy Group (YAG), the #DrawDisability campaign invites children and youth to reflect on the lives of Persons with Disabilities (PWD), through drawing.

All children and young people are invited to participate, and schools from around the world are encouraged to get involved in the campaign - which aims to highlight the accomplishments as well as the challenges that PWD have encountered in communities across the globe.


Deadline is 15 October, 2014

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peaceappPEACEapp is a global competition organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and the United Nations Development Program in collaboration with Build Up to promote digital games and gamified apps as venues for cultural dialogue and conflict management.

You are invited to submit your entry now. The competition is open to three kinds of entries: (i) digital games and gamified apps developed purposefully for this competition; (ii) already existing digital games, and (iii) creative re-purposing of existing digital games to meet the aim of PEACEapp.

Bordered by Borders

Deadline is 10 October, 2014

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borderedbybordersFar from the sea, the poorest landlocked countries of the world face many challenges but also offer rich cultural heritages and incredible natural landscapes. This year the United Nations will shine a spotlight on the diverse group of 32 landlocked developing countries and showcase their uniqueness through photography.

The best pictures will become part of the UN library and used for media materials that will be seen all over the world in the lead up to and during the United Nations Conference on Landlocked Developing Countries in Vienna this November.

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