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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Our 2018 Annual Report

The 2018 Annual Report summarizes the bigdata projects, AI tools, & methods we worked on throughout the year. 

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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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Unpacking the Issue of Missed Use and Misuse of Data

Just because data misuse is at the forefront of recent conversations, we shouldn't ignore the harms associated with missed use. An Op-Ed by UN Global Pulse Director, Robert Kirkpatrick. 

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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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Nowcasting Inflation to Understand Indonesia's Economic Growth

Pulse Lab Jakarta Apr 30, 2019
A country’s inflation rate can provide a sense of the health of its economy, or in everyday terms — when a country’s money is starting to gain or lose value. Inflation is the...

When Old Technology Meets New: How UN Global Pulse is Using Radio and AI to Leave No Voice Behind

Repost from Anne Rosenthal, UN Foundation Apr 23, 2019
This story is a contribution by UN Global Pulse to a new series launched by the UN Foundation. The #InnovationInAction series showcases the many ways the United Nations is innovating...

UN Global Pulse's Annual Report 2018

Felicia Vacarelu, Communications Specialist, UN Global Pulse Mar 27, 2019
Demand for UN Global Pulse’s expertise increased in 2018 with partners wanting to collaborate on innovation projects and tools, policy exploration, data protection and privacy frameworks, and...

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 Digicel (one of the local mobile...

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