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Unite Newsletter - November 2017

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#Blockchain4Humanity challenge to combat child trafficking

The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) has partnered with the World Identity Network (WIN) and the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) to launch the Unite Ideas #Blockchain4Humanity challenge to help Moldova--the poorest country in Europe--combat child trafficking. The challenge is to use blockchain technology to design a solution that creates a unique, secure, digital identity for children and minors. Digital identity on the blockchain may offer a significantly higher chance of catching traffickers and making trafficking attempts more traceable and preventable. Learn more

ICT in the field

The Department of Field Support's Information and Communications Technology Division (ICTD) is responsible for ICT delivery to over 118,000 military, police and civilian personnel serving across 30 countries.

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TechNovation Talk: Gender Data Analytics and Visualizations

With the huge potential of data analytics to facilitate decision-making through accurate and timely information, Unite Analytics hosted a TechNovation Talk on Thursday, 16 November at UN Headquarters entitled Gender Data Analytics and VisualizationsA collaboration with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs Statistics Division, the workshop focused on innovative data analytics and visualizations techniques for exploring gender data. Watch a replay of the workshop.

Visit unite.un.org/techevents to register for upcoming Talks. 

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