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June 3, 2024
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Putting People at the Center of Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI): Annual Report 2023

This report evaluates achievements, lessons learned, and the impact made by by the Identification for Development (ID4D) and Digitalizing Government to Person Payments (G2Px) Initiatives in promoting safer and more inclusive digital ID and government-to-person payments systems, with a focus on placing people at the forefront.
SDG 09: Industry, Innovation & Infrastructure
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.
All
May 28, 2024
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How Can Digital Technologies Strengthen Livelihoods & Accelerate Economic Recovery

In the session, we explored how digital technologies can provide opportunities to rebuild and strengthen livelihoods after crises, accelerate economic recovery and address different development challenges.
SDG 08: Decent Work & Economic Growth
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
All
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
May 10, 2024
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Towards Digital Inclusion In Rural Transformtion

This report helps rural development practitioners and decision-makers working in rural digital transformation by highlighting the factors that lead to digital exclusion, providing evidence regarding how digital divides play out, and providing recommendations on how to improve digital inclusion for rural areas and marginalized groups.
SDG 02: Zero Hunger
SDG 01: No Poverty
SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities
May 9, 2024
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Generative AI and Education

The webinar is designed around the guidance for GenAI in education and research.
SDG 04: Quality Education
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.
All
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
April 22, 2024
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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
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[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.
All
April 22, 2024
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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 19, 2024
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Using Behavioural and Experimental Evidence to Inform Global Development

This session shed light on global work in evidence generation using randomised evaluations and how the UN can leverage and build upon it in its increasing application of behavioural science.
All
April 18, 2024
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UN Innovation Update 2024

Explore how 40 Entities are leveraging new approaches and cutting-edge technologies in their work.
All
April 15, 2024
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Behavior Change for Low Carbon Energy Access Technologies - A Toolkit

This toolkit aims to help WB task team leads and other practitioners apply behavioral science principles to identify factors influencing clean energy technology adoption and design effective solutions to overcome individual, social, and environmental barriers to adopting and sustaining clean energy solutions among low-income households and communities in developing countries
SDG 06: Clean Water & Sanitation
April 8, 2024
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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
April 1, 2024
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Responsible Innovation in Technology for Children

New research from UNICEF Innocenti and produced in partnership with the University of Sheffield, New York University, City University New York and the Queensland University of Technology explores the question: can video games contribute to the well-being of children and, if so, how?
SDG 03: Good Health & Well-Being
March 27, 2024
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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
March 22, 2024
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Strengthening Gender Equality in Generative AI

Strengthening Gender Equality in Generative AI (online side-event of the 68th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women)
SDG 05: Gender Equality

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