Innovation for Sustainable Development

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Businesses are in a key position to find and scale up new solutions to global challenges. By engaging in effective cross-sectoral collaboration and partnerships, the business community can be a driving force for breakthrough innovation and exponential change that make the ambitious vision of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) reality. Join us with the Global …

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Promoting Transparency to Counter Disinformation and Build Trust

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Join us to our 76th United Nations General Assembly Side Event on 27 September 2021 at 8 AM EST about "Promoting Transparency to Counter Disinformation and Build Trust - UN agencies working together to support Member States in times of COVID-19 and beyond". UN Global Pulse, the Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Technology, the …

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United Nations World Data Forum Virtual Event: Innovative Use of Social Media for Remote Sensing and SDG Monitoring

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Billions of people use social media platforms. An important aspect that social media provides is the real time access to digital trace data. This offers complementary strengths to existing, expensive and typically slow paced data from surveys (e.g. migration statistics or disaster impact assessment). In particular the need for near real-time data analysis that does …

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Emerging Technologies in Peacebuilding and Prevention

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We will be part of the opening panel for the Practitioners Virtual Workshop "Emerging Technologies in Peacebuilding and Prevention: Lessons Learned from Humanitarian Actors" on 1 December 2021, 9-10AM ET. The conference, which will take place 1-2 December 2021, is organized by the NYU Center on International Cooperation, in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign …

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Internet Governance Forum (IGF): Digital identity for gender equality and data justice

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Join us at the IGF – Internet Governance Forum 2021 session “Digital identity for gender equality and data justice - collection of practices for policy making and practice” on 6 December 2021, 2PM – 4:30PM UTC+1. This session is organized by MyData Global, leading with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. The session will …

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Internet Governance Forum (IGF): Are we shaping the digital market to all citizens?

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Join us at the IGF – Internet Governance Forum 2021 session “Are we shaping the digital market to all citizens?” on 6 December 2021, 2:45PM – 4:20PM UTC. This session is organized by the European Connected Health Alliance (ECHAlliance). The European vision for 2030 is a digital society where no-one is left behind. This is …

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Virtual Panel Discussion: Data protection and privacy within UN system organizations (Data Protection Day 2022)

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Data Protection is paramount to respect and ensure human dignity and the right to privacy, a fundamental human right enshrined in Article 12 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 17 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and many other international and regional human rights instruments.  To mark Data Protection Day …

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Public Webinar: Best Practices in Responsibly Harnessing Data in Times of Public Health Crises

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Organized by UN Global Pulse - Pulse Lab Jakarta, the Indonesian Ministry of Health, and the Indonesian Ministry of National Development Planning, this webinar will bring together domain experts to share knowledge, experiences and best practices in responsibly harnessing and innovating with data to respond to public health crises, such as the current COVID-19 pandemic. …

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Webinar: Supporting digital public goods to achieve scale

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Digital Public Goods are a fundamental pillar in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and driving the United Nations (UN) Roadmap for Digital Co-operation. UN Global Pulse has been working to identify what innovators need to ensure their products are able to scale successfully. UN Global Pulse and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland invite you …

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