Our World welcomes your proposals for articles and multimedia content. Your story will help in fulfilling Our World’s mission to spotlight innovative ideas that respond to global challenges and report on contemporary affairs of relevance to the mandate of the United Nations.
We cannot pay contributors. But we hope that the experience you gain from writing for the United Nations and being part of our team will be beneficial to your career, in addition to being invaluable to the Our World audience.
Our World is a platform for conversation between the UN and a public interested in pressing global issues. As such, we encourage public participation through website comments as well as through our popular social media presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
We aim to help readers learn in a way that inspires them to bring about change in their own lives. We therefore ask that you present your proposal’s topic in a way that conveys its relevance to regular people, linking them into the story.
An important point to keep in mind when drafting your submission is that our target audience is global. Although many readers are from developed countries (such as the US, Japan and the UK), our readership is rapidly expanding in countries such as China and India. Many of our readers are not native English speakers and therefore may not be familiar with many colloquial, academic or abstract expressions.
Before you start writing, we ask that you read a few existing articles on Our World related to your topic.
Before our editors prepare your story to publish, we would like your submission to:
Please also include:
The style guide is exactly that — a guide. If you are unsure about anything, contact us for advice. We look forward to receiving and reviewing your submission soon.