Coronavirus (COVID-19) Hub

Connect with the United Nations

The World Health Organization has declared COVID-19 a global pandemic.

We've compiled a list of the best resources from the United Nations, health authorities, and local leaders.

Below you'll find...

  • activities to stay engaged with our global movement

  • updates from local authorities on the situation in Kansas City

  • information on how the United Nations and the World Health Organization are acting

  • resources for those who have children at home

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Hear from UN Officials: Global Engagement Online Series

Global Engagement Online Series

We're here to keep you connected to global issues that matter with the Global Engagement Online Series, an ongoing collection of live virtual events to keep you inspired, informed, and connected to the UN this year. You can count on each session to bring you unique discussions with global issues experts — all while we practice safe social-distancing.

Hear leaders from the World Health Organization (WHO), UN Development Program (UNDP), UN Population Fund (UNFPA), the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) about what their agencies are doing to fight COVID-19.

To mark its 75th anniversary in 2020, UN Secretary-General António Guterres announced that the UN will lead the largest-ever global conversation on the role of international cooperation in building the future we want. Hear from Fabrizio Hochschild-Drummond, Special Adviser to the Secretary-General on the Preparations for the Commemoration of the United Nations 75th Anniversary. He will share his perspectives on why everyone’s participation in these conversations matter.

For those with extra time on their hands

UN Online Volunteers

Help change the world for the better by volunteering with the United Nations digitally, whether translating documents, participating in research, designing artwork, your work directly supports the UN's operation.

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ADVOCATE!

77% of Americans Agree... They trust the World Health Organization (WHO) to handle the global response to coronavirus. Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike are united in their belief that no one country can battle a pandemic alone. Let Congress know that Americans like you support global coordination in our fight against the global pandemic.

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UNESCO: Put a World of Pictures into Words

Help the UNESCO Archives enrich its exceptional photo collection! We’re transcribing information from 5,000 photos of our historic collection. It’s a big job, so we need your help with this first ever crowdsourcing initative!

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Donate or Fundraise!

You can double the impact of your organization’s support by partnering with the United Nations Foundation to host a workplace giving campaign to benefit the COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.

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For those with children at home

Read to them!

With the help of a fantasy creature, Ario, “My Hero is You, How kids can fight COVID-19!” explains how children can protect themselves, their families and friends from coronavirus and how to manage difficult emotions when confronted with a new and rapidly changing reality.

Download your copy today!

Play with them! My Life as a Refugee

From UNHCR

Face a series of tough decisions and events in a quest to reach safety and be reunited with your loved ones. Play as three characters whose stories are based on the real life experiences of millions who have been displaced and seperated from their families. The events and outcome of each story depend on the decisions YOU make.

Play today!

Play with them! Stop Disasters Game

From UNDRR

Play multiple reaslistic disaster scenarios including tsunami, wildfire, and earthquakes. Build schools, hospitals, housing, and defences to protect the local population. Learn of the risks posed by natural hazards and manage your resources.

Play today!

Play with them! World Rescue

From UNESCO

World Rescue is a narrative based video-game inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Through fast-paced gameplay set in Kenya, Norway, Brazil, India, and China, you will meet and help five young heroes and help them solve global problems—such as displacement, disease, deforestation, drought, and pollution—at the community level. After all, it’s young global citizens like you who have the power to lead us to a more sustainable world!

Play today!

Play with them! Stop Disasters Game

From UNDRR

Play multiple reaslistic disaster scenarios including tsunami, wildfire, and earthquakes. Build schools, hospitals, housing, and defences to protect the local population. Learn of the risks posed by natural hazards and manage your resources.

Play today!

ABOUT US 

The United Nations Association of Greater Kansas City represents members in western Missouri and eastern Kansas. We are dedicated to educating, inspiring, and mobilizing the Greater Kansas City Area to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations, strengthening the United Nations system, promoting constructive United States leadership, and achieving the goals of the United Nations Charter.

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