The Women's Safety XPRIZE challenges innovators around the world to create a device that can inconspicuously trigger an emergency alert if a woman is facing a threat and transmit information to a network of community responders, all within 90 seconds and costing under $40. 85 teams from 18 countries took on this challenge, and the five finalists were invited to the finals at UNHQ, where SAFER Pro from Leaf Wearables were named the XPRIZE winner and recieved the million-dollar prize
Welcome to the United Nations Office for Partnerships
Welcome to UNOP
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development includes, under Sustainable Development Goal 17, a call to revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development, including through multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources toward achievement of the Goals.
The United Nations Office for Partnerships strives to serve as a gateway for partnership building between the private sector, foundations and other non-State actors and the United Nations system in furtherance of the Sustainable Development Goals.
In this role, the Office has four primary functions:
- To serve as the operational interface between the United Nations Foundation and the United Nations system in support of high-impact projects implemented throughout the world by UN system agencies;
- To provide administrative support to the United Nations Democracy Fund;
- To advise, guide and facilitate partnership events and initiatives between the United Nations and non-state actors, such as private sector, foundation and civil society, in support of the Sustainable Development Goals.
- To serve as the Secretariat for the Secretary-General's Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Advocates.
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The forum provided a venue for facilitating interaction, matchmaking and the establishment of networks between relevant stakeholders and multi-stakeholder partnerships in order to identify and examine technology needs and gaps, including with regard to scientific cooperation, innovation and capacity-building, and also in order to help facilitate development, transfer and dissemination of relevant technologies for the sustainable development goals.
Learn more about our projects
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