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.
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.
Artificial intelligence has the potential to accelerate progress on global development goals, but also poses a range of complex challenges.
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.
Science has transformative power, and we need those contributions more than ever, the Secretary-General says.
Tech has the power to help people around the world bridge the digital divide, Ban Ki-moon underlined at the opening of a high-level forum of the ICT for development community.
Gathering from around the world for a United Nations conference in Baku, Azerbaijan, youth work to counter potentially compelling discourse of those who seek to divide society.
UN Adviser underlines importance of partnership with mobile-communications industry to achieve Sustainable Development Goals
The UN Secretary-General Adviser on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development urged the mobile industry to work together and develop policy frameworks and technical standards that would ensure no one is left behind at the World Mobile Summit.
The Mechanism comprises a UN interagency task team on science, technology and innovation, an annual multistakeholder forum and an online platform.
Countries reaffirmed their commitment to utilize Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) as an essential tool for achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals at a high-level meeting of the UN General Assembly today.