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 [...]

2 08, 2017

Conflict-affected rural families in Iraq to benefit from mobile cash-transfer technology – UN

2017-11-16T15:33:04+00:00 August 2nd, 2017|Infrastructure, News|

Many vulnerable rural families in Iraq will now be able to safely receive income thanks to a newly adopted mobile money transfer technology that is part of a cash-for-work programme to rehabilitate farming infrastructure, according to the United Nations agriculture agency.

31 07, 2017

Mobile broadband subscriptions on track to hit 4.3 billion in 2017 – UN report

2017-07-31T22:08:02+00:00 July 31st, 2017|Infrastructure, News|

Mobile broadband subscriptions are expected to reach 4.3 billion globally by the end of 2017, according to a new report released by the United Nations telecommunications agency.

13 07, 2017

Leveraging ICTs critical to achieve Global Goals, UN highlights in new report

2017-11-16T15:33:19+00:00 July 13th, 2017|Infrastructure, News|

Underscoring the importance of information and communication technologies (ICT) in today's world, the heads of over 20 United Nations agencies and offices have called for leveraging those technologies to “fast forward” implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

6 07, 2017

Half of all countries aware but lacking national plan on cybersecurity, UN agency reports

2017-11-16T15:33:37+00:00 July 6th, 2017|Infrastructure, News|

Only about half of all countries have a cybersecurity strategy or are in the process of developing one, the United Nations telecommunications agency today reported, urging more countries to consider national policies to protect against cybercrime.

1 07, 2017

Women scientists and youth take centre stage at UN-backed technology forum

2017-11-16T15:33:40+00:00 July 1st, 2017|Gender equality and women's empowerment, Infrastructure, News|

As an international conference on science and technology wrapped up in Vienna, the head of a United Nations partner organization that works to end nuclear testing stressed that women have a "powerful voice" in the global scientific community.