Create a site
Check the essential steps to create a website that complies to UN web branding and accessibility standards. Three steps – Plan, Design and Build – take you through the basics. You can also opt to use choose a pre-defined enterprise UN web template, "UNite" (contact OICT: itservices @ un.org).
Font, colors, language bar, navigation and other key elements of a UN website are detailed in the Web Style Guide. Our goal is to ensure that these guidelines are taken into account so that the branding, which represents the Organization’s values, is consistent with the UN digital footprint.
Accessible websites benefit everyone, not just those with disabilities; text is more readable, content is better organized, and the design is clean and simple. The UN websites include several features designed to improve accessibility for users with temporary or long-term disabilities, following the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) of the World Wide Web Consortium Web Accessibility Initiative (W3C WAI).
A multilingual United Nations reflects the universality of the Organization. Multilingualism is a core value of the UN and plays a key role in promoting unity in diversity, international understanding, tolerance and dialogue. The full and equitable treatment of all the official languages - Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Russian, and Spanish – in all its information and communications activities include digital content.