UNU-WIDER at the World Village Festival 2021

Come meet us virtually 29-30 May

UNU-WIDER joined the World Village Festival 2021 together with other UN agencies and affiliates on 29-30 May 2021. This year, for the first time ever the festival was organized virtually. The village will be open for exploring until Sunday 6 June.

Enter the village here

This year the theme of the festival is future. UNU-WIDER will be one of the nine UN organizations present at the virtual UN village. Thanks to the online mode it will be possible to join the festival from anywhere in the world.

At UNU-WIDER's booth you can take a quiz to find out what would be your specialty area in development economics research, see a visual overview of our work on COVID-19 and development, and join our network.

You can also come with your questions and chat with us freely. We will be available for chatting:

  • on Saturday 29 May from 3pm to 6pm (UTC+3) and
  • on Sunday from 12pm to 3pm

Outside these hours guests can explore the village independently until 6 June.

In the UN Village you will find UNU-WIDER, UN Association of Finland, Global Pulse Finland, International Organization for Migration (IOM), United Nations Development Fund (UNDP), World Food Programme (WFP), the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), UNICEF Finland, and Finnish Refugee Council.

Join us to hear about the work UN agencies are doing to support sustainable development all over the world — and to find out how you can get involved!

One UN Finland festival programme

In addition to the village the UN in Finland will organize two separate events:

  • Food for thought discussion on food security with the World Food Programme  on Saturday 29 May at 16:10 (UTC+3)
  • a discussion on refugees related to the film Lost and found on Sunday 30 May at 12:50 (UTC+3)

The events will be held in both Finnish and English, and they can be viewed on the festival website until 4 June.

About the festival

The World Village festival is an event featuring numerous concerts from around the world and from Finland, current documentary films, tens of thought-provoking speeches, kids’ programme and a trade fair. All the programme is admission free. The main event is organized by Finnish Development NGOs Fingo, an umbrella organization for approximately 300 international development organisations.

The festival website provides information on how to join the event.