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    Welcome to Unite Ideas, a global community where individuals, teams and organizations can collaborate with the United Nations to leverage innovative ideas and technology for sustainable development.

    How does it work?

    A challenge is issued by a Unite Ideas partner organization on the Unite Ideas platform.

    Global community of problem solvers post & collaborate on solutions to the challenge.

    Panel of experts select top solutions and winner(s) are announced.

    Solutions are showcased and made available on Unite Ideas platform and the best solutions are implemented to address the challenge.


    Recent Challenges


    Restoring hope: beyond war and suffering

    We at ESCWA are looking for new ideas, initiatives and tools that can enable us to collectively reclaim hope in the future of our region and especially of those countries torn by conflict, crises and occupation. We believe that the creativity and innovation of our peoples can restore in all of us the ability to believe, dream and hope. The challenge is to find out what it is going to take.

    Register Now!


    Combating Desertification and Mitigating Drought in the Arab Region

    This challenge aims to motivate Arab youth to raise awareness about the solutions to combat desertification and mitigate drought in the Arab region and raise awareness on the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration.

    Winner Announcement



    OSS4SDG Hackathon - Quality Education

    The challenge is launched in partnerships with the leading open source LMS “Moodle”, and it aims at tackling challenges related to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 on Quality Education.

    Register Now!



    Asia-Pacific Youth Opportunities

    WANT TO PLAY A ROLE IN THE WORK OF THE UNITED NATIONS? YOU CAME TO THE RIGHT PLACE!

    Click to see opportunities for youth in the Asia-Pacific region.





    DigiEduHack 2021

    Vote for the Global Winners!

    Voting open through 18.3.22





    The Solutions Challenge

    Do you want to lead change in Asia and the Pacific? UN ESCAP invites you, as a young changemaker, to submit your solutions to two challenge questions.

    Submission period closed



    Financial Crime Data Challenge

    Develop a model(s) to correlate data from financial, criminal, and other open data records to identify, prevent and counter the financing of terrorism.

    Winner Announcement





    Restoring degraded land in the Arab region: A youth challenge

    This challenge aims to motivate Arab youth to become the generation which will stop and reverse land degradation. The finalists will be presented during the 2021 Desertification and Drought Day celebrations. #GenerationRestoration #LandDegradation


    Winners Announcement





    DigiEduHack 2020

    Vote for the Global Winners!

    Voting closed 28.3.21 at 20:00 CET

    Reimagine the UN Together Challenge

    The Reimagine the UN Together is a UN system-wide ideation and crowdsourcing challenge to unleash the creativity, experience and skills of colleagues from across the UN to share, innovate and scale solutions to common business challenges we are experiencing in the COVID-19 crisis and to contribute toward building a more resilient, agile UN.

    This challenge is only open to United Nations system colleagues, including Agencies, Funds and Programmes.