Raise your voices on climate change – Ban Ki-moon, urges African Youth


ABUJA – 25 AUGUST 2015: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has charged the youth of Nigeria to be ambassadors and champions in advocating for climate change issues. Speaking during a twitter chat as part of … Continue reading

Visually explore and understand MY World with Popily


Humans of the world can now visually explore the data from the MY World global survey in new ways. Popily – a data science and visualization company — has uploaded the open data from the survey onto … Continue reading

Consensus Reached on New Sustainable Development Agenda to be adopted by World Leaders in September


Ambitious new agenda would end poverty by 2030 and universally promote economic prosperity, social development and environmental protection 2 August, New York—The 193 Member States of the United Nations reached agreement today on the draft … Continue reading

UN Millennium Campaign screens second Virtual Reality film about Ebola survival and recovery in Liberia


10 July 2015 – New York The United Nations Millennium Campaign screened a Virtual Reality film today at the United Nations. Waves of Grace follows a young woman’s struggle for life amid the Ebola epidemic.  … Continue reading

MDG success springboard for new sustainable development agenda: Final MDGs report


6 July 2015: The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) have produced the most successful anti-poverty movement in history and will serve as the jumping off point for the new sustainable development agenda to be adopted this year, … Continue reading

FFD Side Event: Multi-Stakeholders’ Positioning to Support Implementation & Monitoring on Financing for Development Post-Addis


UN Millennium Campaign side event co-sponsored by the Governments of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and Uganda In partnership with: The Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa (AWEPA), Ford Foundation, Women in Parliament Forum (WIP), … Continue reading

Cartagena Data Festival: The Data Revolution


On 21 April 2015 at the Cartagena Data Festival (Colombia), the UN Millennium Campaign, along with Datashift and GNDR will be hosting a side event on The Data Revolution. The event will showcase some of the most innovative ways to … Continue reading

UN Agencies team up to bring voices of Syrian refugees to world leaders through Virtual Reality

Children of Syria

30 March 2015, Kuwait – The United Nations is using virtual reality (VR) to transport top decision-makers to a Syrian refugee camp at a major donor conference.  Clouds Over Sidra is a VR experience designed … Continue reading

Building Bridges kicked off! From Amsterdam to Cape Town #BB2015UN

Building Bridges

24 February 2015 – Building Bridges kicked off in The Netherlands! From now until August, Jilt van Schayik (UN Youth Representative for The Netherlands) and Teun Meulepas will be cycling from Amsterdam to Cape Town. From … Continue reading

UN Chief tasks Nigeria on the post MDGs agenda


6 February 2015, Abuja, Nigeria With on-going efforts aimed at designing a successor development framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), the United Nations has tasked political and civic leaders in Nigeria on the early … Continue reading