Innovation Library

Explore our living library of innovation-related webinars and publications developed and hosted by UNIN and UN Entities.

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June 7, 2024
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Engaging Partners in Behavioural Science

This session discussed how partnerships can enhance the impact of behavioural science applications, from local to global levels.
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June 6, 2024
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Getting Started with BeSci in the UN

This session featured discussions with DCO, FAO, ICAO, IOM and UNESCO who shared their experiences starting with and progressing behavioural science application.
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June 6, 2024
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Behavioural Initiatives for a Sustainable Planet

This session examined sustainability initiatives by OHCHR, UNEP, UNU, and the World Bank, utilising BeSci.
SDG 13: Climate Action
June 6, 2024
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The Future of BeSci for Peace and Security

In this session, DPPA and OCT discussed behavioural science applications in the context of peace and security with Professor Mina Cikara (Harvard University) and Andrés Casas (Neuropaz).
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June 5, 2024
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Behavioural Approaches to Bridging the Informal/Formal Divide

This session showcased behavioural approaches to bridge this divide by the ILO and UNCDF including promoting social security registration of domestic workers and increasing savings through digital financial services.
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June 5, 2024
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Gender and Behavioural Science

This event highlighted strategies to address unequal social and gender norms. The World Bank provided guidance on how to apply a social norms lens to gender policy and interventions
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June 5, 2024
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Behavioural Science and Organisational Behaviour

This session highlighted experiences from DESA, DOS, DMSPC, IAEA and UNSSC applying behavioural science to change how organisations work.
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June 5, 2024
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Artificial Intelligence and Evaluation: Ethics, Tips and Practical Usage

This event explored the transformative role of AI in evaluation practices and its implications.
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June 4, 2024
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Foresight Meets Behavioural Science

Presentations in this event discussed efforts of UNDRR, UNFCCC, UN Futures Lab, UN Global Pulse and WMU in combining these capabilities to create behaviourally-informed, resilient and anticipatory futures.
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June 4, 2024
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Evidence that Behavioural Science Can Meet Policy & Programming Challenges

In this session, we took a tour discussing behavioural science insights with policy and programming applications, covering various topics from mega studies to habit formation with Professor Katy Milkman (University of Pennsylvania).
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June 4, 2024
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Using Behavioural Science to Promote Information Integrity

In this session, DPO spoke about using data science to identify inauthentic behavioural patterns in digital media data, such as signatures of malicious actors spreading harmful narratives
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June 3, 2024
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UN Behavioural Science Review (Issue 1, 2024)

The UN Behavioural Science Review aims to enrich the discourse and provide a more holistic understanding of behavioural science's role in international development, as well as policy and programming broadly.
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SDG 01: No Poverty
SDG 08: Decent Work & Economic Growth
June 3, 2024
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High level Opening: Embedding BeSci into the Work of the UN

The High-level Opening session of the 2024 UN Behavioural Science Week discussed how UN Entities are and can further embed behavioural science into their work.
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June 3, 2024
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Cultivating a Data Driven Culture with Behavioural Science

In this session, UNICEF highlighted initiatives to emphasise causal relationships in program evaluation. The IMF shared insights on overcoming behavioural barriers to adopting innovative data strategies.
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May 29, 2024
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Behavioural Science & UN 2.0

This session aims to set up participants with an introductory understanding and relevant context about BeSci in the UN ahead of UN Behavioural Science Week.
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May 23, 2024
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Launch of the new UN Digital Community (UNDC)

Recap the official launch event of the new UN Digital Community
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May 20, 2024
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Behavioral science around the world: volume III: public health

This joint report from the World Bank and the World Health Organization examines the complex ways in which behaviour shapes health outcomes, the historical antecedents to the current focus on behavioural science in public health and the models adopted by over 40 behavioural insights units operating in the health sector in 26 countries around the world.
SDG 03: Good Health & Well-Being
April 26, 2024
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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.
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April 25, 2024
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UN 2.0 Week - Unlocking Potential: Enhancing UN 2.0 Capabilities through Innovative Learning

This session dives deeper into the innovative and dynamic training available to help UN colleagues invest in their skills to advance the future of the United Nations.
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April 25, 2024
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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.
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April 25, 2024
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Call for Inputs: AI in Education

Contribute to the upcoming General Assembly report of the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to education.
SDG 04: Quality Education
April 24, 2024
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UN 2.0 Week - Green Horizons: Scaling Climate Solutions for a Sustainable Planet

This session highlighted initiatives from UNDP, UNEP and the World Bank that are leveraging data, digital technologies and behavioural science to forge a path to a sustainable future.
SDG 13: Climate Action
April 24, 2024
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UN 2.0 Week - Reimagining Education: Connectivity, Digital and Foresight for Inclusivity

This discussion will spotlight how connectivity, digital transformation and strategic foresight can be harnessed to re-envision how children learn.
SDG 04: Quality Education
April 23, 2024
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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
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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

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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