2017 Annual Report - UN Global Pulse

The 2017 Annual Report details exciting new explorations of big data and A.I. to advance the 2030 Agenda. 

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Building Ethics into Privacy Frameworks for Big Data and AI Report

The report provides an overview of how organizations can operationalize data ethics. It draws on research and discussions on data ethics and international privacy best practices.

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Principles on Personal Data Protection and Privacy

The UN system has adopted the first Principles on Personal Data Protection and Privacy, an effort led by the UN Privacy Policy Group that Global Pulse co-chairs. 

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Global Pulse Launches Data Fellows Programme

Global Pulse launched the Data Fellows programme, a match-making exercise where we identify PhD students with specific expertise in AI, data science, computational social science etc. who are interested in working with the UN.

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The "Pulse Lab Diaries"

A blog series with thoughts & ideas from data science teams across the entire Pulse Lab network.

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Unpacking the Issue of Missed Use and Misuse of Data

Robert Kirkpatrick, Director, UN Global Pulse Mar 18, 2019
Just because data misuse is at the forefront of recent conversations, we shouldn't ignore the harms associated with missed use. Lost opportunities to use big data to achieve the Sustainable...

Global Pulse Launches Data Fellows Programme to Connect Doctoral Researchers with UN Entities

Felicia Vacarelu, Communications Specialist, UN Global Pulse Feb 3, 2019
Last week, UN Global Pulse brought together doctoral researchers and the UN entities they will be working with as part of the Data Fellows programme for a three-day marathon of introductions,...

Strengthening Humanitarian Action with Insights from Mobile Network Data

Pulse Lab Jakarta Jan 29, 2019
The volcanic eruptions over the past couple years on the island of Ambae in Vanuatu have forced hundreds of residents to evacuate. Through its partnership with DigicelĀ (one of the local mobile...

Using Big Data and AI to Support Peace and Security Efforts in Africa

Paula Hidalgo-Sanchis, Lab Manager, Pulse Lab Kampala Dec 26, 2018
UN Global Pulse is working with partners to explore how data from social media and radio shows can inform peace and security efforts in Africa. The methodology, case studies, and tools developed as...

Germany helps UN Global Pulse reinforce a growing culture of innovation in Africa

Felicia Vacarelu, Communications Specialist, UN Global Pulse Dec 3, 2018
UN Global Pulse welcomes the support of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of Germany to help build more responsible, efficient, and inclusive artificial intelligence...

Scaling Big Data Applications for Good - Global Pulse at the 2018 UN World Data Forum

UN Global Pulse Nov 1, 2018
UN Global Pulse hosted three sessions at the World Data Forum, including a plenary on how to scale big data applications for the SDGs, gathering more than 1,000 participants.Representatives from...