UN University Internet blogging site wins industry acclaim with best design award

16 January 2009 – A United Nations University (UNU) website has been honoured by the world’s largest Internet blog competition with the prize for the best designed site.

The Tokyo-based University’s “World 2.0” blog, launched in July, won the Weblog Awards best design category after close to one million people cast votes in 48 categories over seven days of polling.

The UNU site contains articles written by its academic faculty, as well as other contributors, and brief video stories from around the world and Japan, exploring the relationship between climate change, energy and food security.

The site is built in an open source platform called Wordpress and all content is licensed under Creative Commons. Photos on the web magazine are provided by the Flickr community and the site’s videos are accessible via YouTube and Vimeo.

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