Press Releases and Announcements


7 December 2016 - UNDP and UN Global Pulse release practical guide to designing data innovation projects, UNDP Newsroom 

31 October 2016 - Turn On, Tune In, Transcribe: UN Develops Radio-Listening Tool, NPR 

23 September 2016 - Twitter and UN Global Pulse Announce Data Partnership, PR Newswire 

13 September 2016 - UN Global Pulse, BBVA announce partnership and new project measuring economic resilience to disasters with financial data, BBVA Newsroom 

26 July 2016 - Vodafone Americas Foundation and UN Global Pulse to Embark on Study on State of Mobile Data for Social Impact, Vodafone Americas Foundation Newsroom

03 June 2016 - Postal Big Data Offers Key to Nations’ Wellbeing, Universal Postal Union Newsroom

24 February 2016 - UN Adviser Underlines Importance of Partnership with Mobile-Communications Industry to Achieve Sustainable Development Goals, UN Sustainable Development Goals Newsroom  


06 November 2015 - "A World That Counts": UN Secretary-General's Expert Advisory Group on Data Revolution report

02 October 2015 -  UN Global Pulse & Quid Announce “Data for Good” Partnership, Quid

08 April 2015 - WFP And UN Global Pulse Show How Big Data Can Save Lives And Fight Hunger, WFP Newsroom

29 January 2015 - The UN's Pulse Lab Kampala Opens Its Doors To Welcome Data Innovation Partners in Uganda


15 December 2014 - Data2X Announces New Partnerships to Address Critical Gender Data Gaps, UN Foundation Newsroom  

3 September 2014 - Big Data Climate Challenge winners show how big data can drive climate action, UN Climate Change Summit Newsroom  

19 September 2014 -  Thomson Reuters Launches Website Tracking Climate Change News Trends, Thomson Reuters

29 August 2014 - Data Revolution Advisory Group Named by UN Secretary-General, UN News Centre

02 July 2014 - UN Global Pulse & DataSift Announce Data Philanthropy Partnership, Datasift NewsRoom


24 June 2013 - UN Global Pulse honored for research using SAS social media, text analytics, SAS Newsroom


02 October 2012 - Pulse Lab Jakarta Official Launching

10 July 2012 - Use of 'Big Data' in development highlighted at UN headquarters meeting, UN News Centre  

9 July 2012 - UN event highlights use of 'Big Data' in development work, UN Global Pulse 


08 December 2011 - UN Unveils Initial Findings on Uses of Real-Time Data for Development Work, UN News Centre

30 November 2011 - High-Level Meeting on the Establishment of Pulse Lab Jakarta

8 November 2011 - Secretary-General describes 'Global Pulse' initiative as quick way to check needs of vulnerable groups, enabling faster, better response, UN Newsroom

4 November 2011 - UN using innovative approaches to sharpen understanding of global crises [PDF], UN Global Pulse

20 October 2011 - PopTech releases free "World Rebalancing" application for IPAD, PopTech Newsroom

7 February 2011 - United Nations Foundation & Vodafone Foundation co-sponsor UN Global Pulse's cutting edge program during social media week, UN Foundation Newsroom


1 December 2010 - Technology Workshop Seeks to Design Real-Time Mobile, Social Technologies for Powering United Nations Global Crisis Monitoring, UN Press Releases

21 June 2010 - Ban urges focus on development and green growth ahead of G20 summit, UN News Centre


18 September 2009 - Briefing Press, Deputy Secretary-General Says Global Impact Vulnerability Alert System Promises to Be 21st Century Tool to Help Analyse Modern Global Problems, UN NewsRoom

18 September 2009 - Greater Hardships Ahead as Global Economic Crisis Persists, Says Report of New United Nations ‘Global Impact and Vulnerability Alert System’, UN News Room

18 September 2009, No end in sight to economic crisis for hard-hit developing world - UN Report, UN News Centre