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April 26, 2024

UN 2.0 Week - What Next? What Member States Expect From a UN 2.0

This session provides a platform for Member States to delve into how stronger capabilities in data, digital, innovation, foresight and behavioural science can accelerate national priorities and progress.
April 25, 2024

UN 2.0 Week - Enabling the Transformation: Taking the UN 2.0 Vision Forward

Learn how experts are advancing these and other enablers to sustainably embed new skills and approaches in organisations.
April 23, 2024

UN 2.0 Week - Transforming Food Systems: Innovative Approaches Powered by UN 2.0

This session delves into innovative approaches that can reshape how the world cultivates, conserves, and consumes food.
SDG 02: Zero Hunger
April 23, 2024

UN 2.0 Week - Breaking Barriers: How UN 2.0 Supports an Inclusive Future for Women & Girls

Join this discussion exploring how UN 2.0 capabilities can accelerate our collective journey towards gender equality.
SDG 05: Gender Equality
April 22, 2024

UN 2.0 Week - Fostering Global Peace: New Approaches in Conflict Resolution

This discussion spotlights initiatives from DPPA, ACLED, and country-level insights from the RCO in Kenya and the UN Verification Mission in Colombia, that leverage data, innovation, and foresight approaches to foster peacebuilding, conflict resolution, and diplomacy.
SDG 16: Peace, Justice & Strong Institutions
April 22, 2024

[UN 2.0 Week] How the UN 2.0 Vision Will Help Us Get to the SDGs

Hear from UN Secretary-General António Guterres and senior UN leaders as they lay out the vision for a modernized UN.
April 22, 2024

Global Launch of UNTAPPED: Collective Intelligence for Climate Action

UNDP Accelerator Labs Network and Nesta’s Centre for Collective Intelligence Design launch "UNTAPPED: Collective Intelligence for Climate Action"
SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals
SDG 05: Gender Equality
SDG 07: Affordable & Clean Energy
SDG 08: Decent Work & Economic Growth
SDG 09: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
April 18, 2024

UN Innovation Update 2024

Explore how 40 Entities are leveraging new approaches and cutting-edge technologies in their work.
April 8, 2024

WFP Innovation Accelerator - Year in Review 2023

The WFP Innovation Accelerator Year in Review 2023 showcases the tangible impact of its efforts to source, support and scale innovations ending hunger and achieving the SDGs.
SDG 02: Zero Hunger
SDG 01: No Poverty
SDG 03: Good Health & Well-Being
SDG 05: Gender Equality
SDG 06: Clean Water & Sanitation
March 27, 2024

WFP Global Data Strategy 2024 – 2026

WFP's first-ever global data strategy is rooted in the WFP I&T strategy and charts an ambitious course for the organization's use of data and emerging technologies to accelerate progress toward the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
SDG 02: Zero Hunger
February 28, 2024

The State of Open Humanitarian Data 2024

Insights into humanitarian data availability and use come from managing the Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX), an open platform for finding and sharing data across crises and organizations.
Humanitarian Action
February 16, 2024

WFP Innovation Accelerator Pitch Event

Witness the newest cohort of cutting-edge startups and social entrepreneurs pitch live in front of potential funders, government officials, and industry leaders.
SDG 02: Zero Hunger
October 24, 2023

UN Innovation Update 2023

The UN Innovation Update highlight how 40 UN Entities from across the system are leveraging innovative approaches in their work.
October 3, 2023

Regulating Cross-Border Data Flows: Harnessing Safe Data Sharing for Global and Inclusive Artificial Intelligence

This policy brief discusses the significance of inclusive crossborder data flows. It also proposes an all-encompassing strategy to promote global cooperation to synergize global conversations on cross-border data flows and AI.
September 17, 2023

SDG Digital Acceleration Agenda

The SDG Digital Acceleration Agenda explores the transformative potential of digital and highlights how it is already positively impacting lives and livelihoods around the world.
September 6, 2023

UN 2.0 Policy Brief

The Brief outlines the SG's vision for a modernised UN system with cutting-edge skills and forward-thinking culture.

Innovation Library

The UN Innovation Network and many UN Entities regularly host webinars and discussions to uncover emerging good practices, showcase successful projects and learn about opportunity areas for innovation, data and digital transformation.

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