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May 2021

Harnessing Foresight for Building Back Better: STI Forum – Online Side Event

5 May, 2021 at 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM EDT
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Foresight and futures thinking have long been integral parts of Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) policies. They are also core to the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, as a means to define pathways and promote collective action towards a desired future. Over the past year, their importance has grown even more, as the COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the need to improve our ability to anticipate the future and prepare better for such crises. The need to couple foresight…

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June 2021

2nd WHO training in infodemic management

1 June, 2021 - 30 June, 2021
2nd WHO training in infodemic management

In order to successfully address and mitigate the current infodemic and promote more effective future response, the World Health Organization (WHO) is organizing the 2nd Infodemic Management Training. From physics to law to behavioral science to epidemiology to user experience and design — it is clear that an infodemic manager would need a wider array of skills and expertise to successfully address infodemics that go beyond traditional boundaries of epidemiology, risk communication and community engagement and digital media. The training…

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Health Data Governance Summit

30 June, 2021 at 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT
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Improving evidence-based health outcomes depends on data that is available, timely, actionable and reliable. Health data needs to be collected, stored, shared transparently and analysed based on the foundations of strong data governance. The momentum for health data being a Global Public Good requires: i) consensus building, ii) investment (technical, regulatory and policy), iii) implementation (training and capacity building), and iv) multi-sectoral partnerships that include citizen science. The World Health Organization and partners will build on this momentum for greater…

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September 2021

Innovation for Sustainable Development

15 September, 2021 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM UTC+3
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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 Compact Network Finland and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland at the free webinar "Innovation for Sustainable Development" on 15 September 2021, 10:00AM - 11:00AM…

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Promoting Transparency to Counter Disinformation and Build Trust

27 September, 2021 at 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM EDT
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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 United Nations Department of Global Communications, UNDP, UNESCO, and WHO will host the free online event. This follow-up side session to the 2020 United Nations…

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October 2021

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

5 October, 2021 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM UTC+2
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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 not rely on face-to-face interactions has been made clear by the current pandemic. UN Global Pulse will speak at the event about the innovative use…

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United Nations Finland virtual career fair

20 October, 2021 at 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM UTC+3
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Are you interested in innovation, justice, equality, climate action, and human rights? Would you like to get involved - for example, work, intern, or volunteer with these themes? United Nations (UN) Finland organizes a free online career fair on 20 October, 3 PM - 6 PM EEST, in the virtual UN village, where you can hear about volunteering, internship and working opportunities in UN organizations. In the village, you can visit the virtual info stands and chat with different organizations,…

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December 2021

Emerging Technologies in Peacebuilding and Prevention

1 December, 2021 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST
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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 Affairs of the Netherlands, and with support from the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)’s Centre for Humanitarian Data. Register…

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

6 December, 2021 at 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM UTC+1
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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 discuss the interconnections between digital identity, data protection, data justice and gender equality. It will look at the good and bad practices in the policy…

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

6 December, 2021 at 2:45 PM - 4:20 PM UTC
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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 the cornerstone of the Digital Compass 2030, recently launched by EC President von der Leyen, when she announced Europe should secure digital sovereignty with a…

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