The power of partnerships

UN Global Pulse facilitates partnerships across the UN system and beyond for responsible, inclusive and sustainable innovation that transforms the UN’s work and our support to people and the planet. 

At Global Pulse, we engage with a broad spectrum of stakeholders – from traditional partners to exploring new ways of collaborating. As a proactive, flexible and reflective partner, we are committed to nurturing safe spaces for innovation and learning. We prioritise creating true value with partners who, like us, are dedicated to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and supporting the Secretary-General’s vision for a UN 2.0. 

Our partnerships go beyond individual projects. We focus on building shared innovation ecosystems. By collaborating with various organizations, we foster an environment that nurtures experimentation, knowledge-sharing and the scaling of successful innovations.

A guide to innovative partnerships

Across the UN family, it is partnerships that make us effective. To help create and manage these “innovation partnerships”, UN Global Pulse has produced a practical guide that gives step-by-step advice. You can download the full Guide to Innovation Partnerships here.

How to partner with us

Partnering with our team offers an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of UN impact and transformation. If you are interested in collaborating with UN Global Pulse, please get in touch with our team through our contact form.

Our partners

UN Global Pulse partners with people and organizations on everything from knowledge-creation, policy dialogue and innovation projects to data governance and more. Below are some of our most recent and effective partnerships:

  • Government of Australia (DFAT)
  • Government of Canada (DFATD)
  • Government of Finland (MFA)
  • Government of Ghana
  • Government of Indonesia (Bappenas and Ministry of Health)
  • Government of Uganda (Ministry of ICT & NG)
  • DataMinr
  • IDRC (International Development Research Centre) Canada
  • International Telecommunications Union (ITU)
  • Jain Family Institute
  • McKinsey & Company
  • Patrick J. McGovern Foundation
  • Spotlight initiative
  • Tides Foundation
  • UN Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
  • UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)
  • United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
  • UN Women
  • William + Flora Hewlett Foundation
  • World Health Organization (WHO)
  • World Food Programme (WFP)

Our work

Explore our latest innovation projects and collaborations.