1 03, 2018

UN launches new global data collection tool to help reduce disaster, losses taking ‘a huge toll’

2018-03-02T16:14:29+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Infrastructure, News|

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) kick-offed on Thursday a historic new effort to collect comprehensive global data on disaster losses.

6 02, 2018

‘Protect children and their digital footprint,’ urges UNICEF on Safer Internet Day

2018-02-07T17:45:09+00:00 February 6th, 2018|Infrastructure, News|

Every half a second, every day, a child goes online for the first time – tapping into all the great opportunities the Internet has to offer, but facing grave risks, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday, calling for urgent action to protect them from sexual exploitation, cyberbullying and the misuse of their private information.

24 01, 2018

World’s most vulnerable countries on track to achieve universal Internet access by 2020 – UN report

2018-01-24T23:09:13+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Infrastructure, News|

The world’s least developed countries are narrowing ‘digital divide,’ and with millions of people now taking advantage of smart phones and other digital devices, keeping up this momentum can put their societies on the fast track to sustainable development, the United Nations said on Wednesday.

24 01, 2018

At Davos forum, UN agency launches report spotlighting benefits of investing in better migration data

2018-01-24T23:06:26+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Economic growth, Infrastructure, News, Poverty|

Investing in value-based migration data that squarely focuses on impact can benefit the world to the tune of $35 billion dollars, according to a new report launched Wednesday in Davos, Switzerland, by the United Nations migration agency.

11 12, 2017

Make digital world safer for children, increase online access to benefit most disadvantaged – UNICEF

2017-12-11T17:51:41+00:00 December 11th, 2017|Infrastructure, News, Youth|

Governments and the private sector have not kept up with the game-changing pace of digital technologies, exposing children to new risks and harms – both on and offline – and leaving millions of the most disadvantaged behind, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Monday in a new report.

15 11, 2017

All countries should benefit from fast-moving ICT revolution, urges UN agency

2017-11-16T15:28:32+00:00 November 15th, 2017|Infrastructure, News|

Revolutionary advances in technology have the potential to “fundamentally transform” billions of lives, but the threat that many people – especially in the world’s poorer countries – could be left out continues to loom large, a new United Nations report warns.

10 11, 2017

Science and technology can help tackle key sustainable development challenges

2017-11-16T15:29:56+00:00 November 10th, 2017|Infrastructure, News, Water and Sanitation|

Integrated science is essential to strengthen water management, sustainably use the oceans and tackle climate change, the head of the United Nations cultural agency said on World Science Day for Peace and Development.

12 10, 2017

Humanoid robot joins UN meeting on artificial intelligence, sustainable development

2017-11-16T15:31:36+00:00 October 12th, 2017|Infrastructure, News|

Artificial intelligence has the potential to accelerate progress on global development goals, but also poses a range of complex challenges.

8 09, 2017

On International Day, UN promotes online literacy in digital world

2017-11-16T15:32:42+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Education, Infrastructure, News|

New technologies open opportunities to improve lives and connect globally, but they can also marginalize those who are illiterate and lack other essential skills needed to navigate them, a senior United Nations official today said, highlighting that some 750 million adults worldwide are not literate. “Traditionally, literacy has been considered a set of reading, writing and [...]