UNGA Side-Event - Experimentation & Behaviour Change for the SDG's: Bringing Behavioural Insights to Scale (hosted by UNDP & UNICEF)
Sep
28
2:30 PM14:30

UNGA Side-Event - Experimentation & Behaviour Change for the SDG's: Bringing Behavioural Insights to Scale (hosted by UNDP & UNICEF)

What works to facilitate behaviour change for a sustainable future? How can Development Organization institutionalize experimental ways of working? Join the conversation with Prof. Cass Sunstein of Harvard University, co-author of the bestseller ‘Nudge’ and former Administrator of the White House Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs.

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UNGA Side-Event - Innovative financing to catalyse women’s entrepreneurship in Asia and the Pacific (hosted by ESCAP)
Sep
28
1:15 PM13:15

UNGA Side-Event - Innovative financing to catalyse women’s entrepreneurship in Asia and the Pacific (hosted by ESCAP)

The high-level panel on “Innovative financing to catalyse women’s entrepreneurship in Asia and the Pacific” will be an interactive dialogue focused on the opportunities for advancing innovative financing mechanisms to foster increased participation of women entrepreneurs. The event will also be used to launch a new initiative to advance women’s entrepreneurship in Asia and the Pacific led by ESCAP with financial support from Global Affairs Canada .

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UNGA Side-Event - Internet Connectivity for All: Universal Access for Sustainable Development (hosted by ITU & others)
Sep
27
8:00 AM08:00

UNGA Side-Event - Internet Connectivity for All: Universal Access for Sustainable Development (hosted by ITU & others)

Convened by Italy and Mexico, this high-level event will provide an opportunity to foster discussion among experts, UN Agencies and Member States on the concrete ways to accelerate efforts in order to improve access to internet connectivity and ensure integrated and sustainable development.

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UNGA Side-Event - Accelerating the SDGs through Digital Innovation (hosted by UN Global Pulse, UNDP & Microsoft)
Sep
26
6:00 PM18:00

UNGA Side-Event - Accelerating the SDGs through Digital Innovation (hosted by UN Global Pulse, UNDP & Microsoft)

New data sources and the rapidly-evolving capabilities of emerging technologies hold great promise for social impact, and are already transforming many domains. Join innovators from across the UN, the private and public sector for an evening during which we identify and explore real examples of technology and innovation for accelerating the SDGs.

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Sep
26
2:00 PM14:00

UNGA Side-Event - Leveraging emerging technologies, business models and innovation for the SDGs (hosted by UN Global Compact)

Hosted as part of the UN Global Compact's Breakthrough Innovation for the SDGs Action platform, this meeting will explore initiatives that leverage emerging technologies, new business models, and harness innovation to generate solutions addressing the Global Goals.

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Sep
26
1:00 PM13:00

UNGA Side-Event - How to Advance an Inclusive Digital Society and Scale ICTs for the SDGs (hosted by ITU & others)

ITU and DIAL partnered on new research that will be unveiled on the sidelines of UN General Assembly. The research informs a flexible methodology to help countries make smarter and more strategic decisions that promote cross-sector ICT investment.

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UNGA Side-Event - Curse or Cure? Leaving No One Behind in an Age of Technological Revolution (hosted by UNDP)
Sep
25
11:30 AM11:30

UNGA Side-Event - Curse or Cure? Leaving No One Behind in an Age of Technological Revolution (hosted by UNDP)

  • Trusteeship Council, UNHQ (and via Livestream) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join a discussion that will take stock of the challenges and opportunities posed by the fourth industrial revolution, consider policy innovations occurring around the world and how they aim to ensure that technological transformations are leveraged in ways that leave no one behind.

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Sep
25
9:00 AM09:00

Artificial Intelligence for Health (hosted by ITU)

This workshop is the first in a series of workshops linked to the ITU Focus Group on Artificial Intelligence for Health. The aim of these workshops is to provide a platform for researchers, engineers, practitioners, entrepreneurs and policy makers to discuss standardization opportunities for the assessment of AI for health solutions and to identify use cases and data required for the evaluation and validation with open benchmarks.

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UNGA Side-Event - New Technologies and Mobile Solutions for Development: Business Driving Innovation for Social Good (hosted by UN DESA, ITC & others)
Sep
24
10:30 AM10:30

UNGA Side-Event - New Technologies and Mobile Solutions for Development: Business Driving Innovation for Social Good (hosted by UN DESA, ITC & others)

This event brings together global leaders and experts from the public and private sectors to discuss how business and governments can promote the effective and responsible use of new technologies, mobile services and innovation to accelerate the SDGs closing the digital divide, supporting a sustainable planet and ensuring the digital revolution leaves no one behind.

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Sep
12
3:00 PM15:00

Special Session on Innovation for Children and Young People (hosted by UNICEF)

  • CR 1 UNHQ (and live via UNTV) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

UNICEF will hold a Special Session on “Innovation for Children and Young People” during its Executive Board to highlight and discuss the rapidly growing opportunities as well as the challenges technology can bring to benefit children’s lives and its broader impact on the world.

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Sep
12
12:30 PM12:30

Transforming Capitalism - Acupuncture Points and Mindset Shifts (hosted by UNDP)

  • UNDP (Amartya Sen Conference Room or via livestream) (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join a talk with Dr. Otto Scharmer (MIT Sloan School of Management) to learn more

  • About acupuncture points that provide opportunities to redefine economic paradigms?

  • What global platforms are emerging to connect different emerging threads and movements?

  • Why is a shift in our collective mindsets key and what is Theory U?

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Aug
19
to Aug 20

#HackAgainstHunger/Africa Hackathon (hosted by FAO)

#HackAgainstHunger/Africa is seeking innovative business models and new technologies to unlock youth employment opportunities in food and agriculture in Africa.

You can join young developers and entrepreneurs to accelerate bold, promising ideas for youth-led and youth-focused digital innovations. Be part of the solution and help FAO to respond to some of the toughest challenges faced by African youth today.

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Jul
19
12:30 PM12:30

Brown Bag lunch on the SDG Dashboard in India (hosted by UNDG)

The UN-led SDG Dashboard for India is single unified platform that provides granular and reliable data on the SDGs from established national sources, with the aim of providing actionable insights to users to hasten progress towards SDGs. It is essentially a consolidated central repository of SDG related data from over 130 disparate government data sources and the first phase of the SDG Dashboard for India is currently live and running.

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Jul
13
1:15 PM13:15

Behavioural Insights for the SDG with Dan Ariely (hosted by UNDP)

  • CR 7, UN Secretariat and via Live Stream (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The UNDP Innovation Facility and Israel’s Permanent Mission to the UN invite you to a conversation with Prof. Dan Ariely of Duke University about behavioural insights to improve policy-formulation and evidence-based programming.

If you would like to view a recording of the session, please click here.

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Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

United Nations Behavioural Insights Day (hosted by UNDP, UNICEF, UN Women and UNITAR)

Dan Ariely, Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University & the Center for Advanced Hindsight, will help participants understand how we can shape behaviours toward sustainable development at the first UN Behavioral Insights Day.

If you would like to view a recording of the session, please click here.

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