United Nations Welcome to the United Nations

Unite Ideas

Unite Ideas Banner - United Nations engaging with the talent of the world

"If my solution results in uplifting the standard of living of even a single family, I would count it as one of my greatest achievements."

- Mr. Rashik, the winner of #LinksSDGs Unite Ideas challenge

Unite Ideas - Crowdsourcing platform


Unite Ideas is a platform that supports collaboration between academia, civil society, and the United Nations. It is a place to exchange ideas, learn from others and support development initiatives by taking on data science and visualization challenges.

The open source code of solutions implemented for previous challenges is available on Unite Ideas and can be re-used by governments and civil society organizations.

All UN system entities can publish challenges on Unite Ideas.



Open Challenge

partners: U.S. Department of State, OICT​

Deadline: 31 January, 2017

partners: KTH University, The Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Deadline: 18 December, 2016

Unite Ideas is currently looking for new challenges. If you are UN Staff and have an idea for SDG-related data challenge, contact Unite Ideas at uniteideas@un.org.

Challenges to Date

In the Press