Unite Newsletter - November 2017
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.
Latest ICTD news:
- UN Signals Academy pilots Training of Trainers course in RSCE
- UN Chronicle Article: Partnerships for Progress: Nontraditional Resources for Peacekeeping Technology
- The Intelligent Wide Area Network (IWAN)
- UN Signals Academy participates in US AFRICOM forum for female military leaders
For more ICTD news, visit: ft.dfs.un.org
- Launched Unite Ideas #Blockchain4Humanity challenge to help Moldova combat child trafficking.
- Hosted TechNovation Talk—“Gender Data Analytics and Visualizations”—16 November at UN Headquarters.
- Hosted TechNovation Talk—"Blockchain for the United Nations - humanitarian and other applications"— 9 November at UN Headquarters.
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 Visualizations. A 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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