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United Nations promotes peace and SDGs through mobile games

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) wants to turn mobile games into learning tools for children. A conference will be held in India this year to discuss “how to use digital technologies like video games to build more peaceful and sustainable societies”. It is helmed by the UNESCO Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Education for Peace and Sustainable Development (MGIEP).

According to the UNESCO MGIEP website, “Game-based learning provides a promising new pedagogy, which allows learners to proceed at their own pace. UNESCO MGIEP supports research in gaming as it places the learner at the center of learning by providing an interactive, immersive, multimodal environment.” With working with the Government of Andhra Pradesh in India, UNESCO MGIEP is creating the hub for games and digital learning, and the “World Rescue” is one of the learning games developed there.

This is a narrative, research-based video game inspired by the Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs) of the United Nations. Set in Kenya, Norway, Brazil, India and China, you will help solving global problems like displacement, disease, deforestation, drought and environmental pollution with five young heroes and heroines who you will meet through the game. World Rescue game app for Android or iOS can be downloaded.

2019.08.26