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Generative AI Practice Group

The DPPA Generative AI Practice Group enhances staff awareness and proficiency in AI technologies, addressing their potential applications and risks in partnership with EOSG’s Data Strategy Team and UNIN.


AI for Good Neural Network

The AI for Good Neural Network is designed to help users build connections with innovators and experts, link innovative ideas with social impact opportunities, and bring the community together to advance the SDGs using AI.


UN Secretariat Learning Strategy

This Learning Strategy – the first of its kind – sets out a five-year blueprint for the UN Secretariat, putting professional growth at the centre of the UN’s work.


Behavioural Science for Better Health

The Behavioural Sciences for Better Health Initiative at WHO is to promote and enable the systematic use of behavioural and social sciences in public health across the work of WHO and that of its partners.


Innovation Day: Sparking Creativity at the UN

The UN’s Innovation Day encourages staff to embrace new ideas and methodologies, fostering creativity, diversity, and expansive networks for improved mandate delivery.


World Summit on the Information Society

The World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) Forum is a global multi stakeholder platform with an annual conference that fosters global dialogues on leveraging the power of Information Societies to accelerate sustainable development goals.


OHCHR Innovation Challenge

OHCHR’s incubator and annual innovation challenge for innovative approaches in their work.


UN system-wide Youth Strategy

Youth2030, the first-ever UN system-wide strategy on youth, guides joint UN action for and with young people globally.


Innovation Challenges for Sustainable Tourism Development

UNWTO, through startup competitions and innovation challenges, fosters a network of entrepreneurs, institutions, and investors, leading to over $200 million in funding for startups and contributing to sustainable tourism development.


Digital Advocates Network

The Digital Advocates Network is working to build an enabling ecosystem and culture of digital innovation in UNDP country offices, as well as Central and Regional Bureaux.


Innovative Knowledge Partnerships at UN Geneva

UN Geneva’s Library & Archives and the Knowledge and Learning Commons are fostering digital research initiatives and promoting knowledge sharing through innovative partnerships.


UN system-wide Strategy on Gender Parity

The United Nations-wide Strategy on Gender Parity sets targets and monitors: leadership and accountability; senior management; recruitment and retention; creating an enabling environment; and Mission settings



UNICEF’s Behavioral Insights Research and Design (BIRD) Lab is a virtual space for experimentation and innovation in the application of behavioral insights to achieve results for children.


UN-ECE Transformative Innovation Network (ETIN)

The UN-ECE Transformative Innovation Network (ETIN) is a strategic platform and meeting place for peer learning, collaboration and joint exploration of policies and practices through evidence-based analyses.


WFP Innovation Community

WFP is growing its community and network of regional and country-based Innovation Hubs, to identify, nurture, pilot and scale innovative ideas in the world’s most strategic regions.


UN Innovation Technology Accelerator for Cities (UNITAC)

UNITAC uses innovation, prototyping and applied research methodologies to develop innovative solutions for a sustainable urban future.


Light up Innovation Engine

The “Light Up Engine” project is part of OHCHR’s Effectiveness Action Plan on Innovation, which consists of an informal network of individuals, whose primary role is to encourage innovation across the Office.


Expert Group on measuring sustainable tourism

Measuring sustainable tourism cuts across a range of disciplines and agencies. An open Expert Group has been established to lead the technical development and support engagement among these key stakeholders.


UNICEF Office of Innovation

UNICEF Office of Innovation aligns with partners to boldly explore and scale innovative solutions and technologies to deliver equitable impact and collectively set an accelerated pace of change for children today and tomorrow.


UN Innovation Network

The UN Innovation Network (UNIN) is an informal, collaborative community of UN innovators interested in sharing their expertise and experience with others to promote and advance innovation within the UN System.


Future of Work Critical Skills

Data-driven approach combines strategic foresight and talent management to secure needed skills for the UN Secretariat’s future workforce.


Climate Technology Centers Network

The Centre promotes the accelerated transfer of environmentally sound technologies for low carbon and climate resilient development at the request of developing countries.


ICT4D Community of Practice

The ICT4D Community of Practice supports the collection and sharing of key resources on ICT4D from IFAD and its development partners. It organizes sharing events and discussions and supports a tracker to map ICT4D solutions.


WASH Innovation Hub

The Sustainable WASH Innovation Hub builds, accelerates and scales transformational climate-resilient solutions for an equitable and secure WASH future by sourcing, piloting and scaling frontier innovations to address challenges.

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