United Nations stories
Bletchley Park AI summit highlights global threat & essential safety strategy
Bletchley Park AI Safety Summit underscored serious artificial intelligence threats, urging for a global safety roadmap.
Fortinet joins the United Nations Global Compact initiative
Fortinet has joined the UNGC initiative, a voluntary platform for developing, implementing, and disclosing responsible business practices.
14-year-old launches UN AI & mental health initiative
The Dynamic Teen Coalition, co-led by an Australian teen, will debut at IGF 2023 in Kyoto, amplifying teen voices for a brighter technological future.
Huawei joins ITU and IAEA's AI for Good 5G Challenge
The 5G energy consumption modelling challenge, curated by Huawei, aims to develop machine learning models that reduce energy consumption.
IGEL partners with Plant-for-the-Planet initiative
IGEL partners with Plant-for-the-Planet to support the Trillion Trees campaign, pledging to plant and protect 20,000 trees.
NTT sinks to $41 million loss in New Zealand business
NTT New Zealand has reported a $41.5 million loss for the year to the end of March 2022, driven by a $25 million write-down of goodwill.
SAS recognised by leading bodies for promoting sustainable business practice
SAS recognized for its sustainable practices and social good initiative using AI to combat deforestation in the Amazon.
AIBP announces 2022 winners of ASEAN Tech for ESG Awards
AIBP announces winners of ASEAN Tech for ESG Awards, recognizing companies' use of technology to achieve sustainability goals.
Digital decarbonisation of the mining industry - now or never
With the rise of conscious consumerism and conscious capitalism, mining enterprises are facing pressure to shift to cleaner and more sustainable operations.
Fujitsu addresses massive skills shortages with Global Strategic Partner Academy program
Fujitsu launches Global Strategic Partner Academy to address critical skills shortages in the global IT industry.
Security experts weigh in on United Nations hacking breach
Hackers sold a United Nations employee's stolen username and password on the dark web for $1000, according to reports.
UNESCO submits draft recommendations for ethical usage of AI
The draft includes a framework to ‘ensure digital transformations promote human rights and contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals’.
Lenovo extends carbon offset service to APAC
Companies can choose offsets from selected United Nations-approved eco-friendly projects from around the globe when purchasing selected products.
Time to take responsibility: E-waste - a global crisis
e-Waste is the world’s fastest-growing domestic waste stream, fueled by consumption rates of equipment, short life cycles, and few options for repair.
University of Auckland takes top spot in sustainability rankings
University of Auckland tops global uni sustainability rankings, excelling in UN goals.
UN and Hackster.io partner up to take on COVID-19 in developing countries
UNDP and Hackster.io partner to tackle COVID-19 with tech in vulnerable nations.
NTT declares itself 'business avenger' for UN sustainability goals
The UN Global Goals call for action to end poverty, protect Earth, and encourage peace and prosperity by 2030.
UN telecommunications agency launches global platform to fortify countries' networks
ITU unveils global platform to shield telecoms amid COVID-19 strain, ensuring vital network resilience.
Commvault joins Business Avengers for sustainable development
Commvault teams up with global giants as a Business Avenger to tackle SDG 12 for a greener future.
UN hails AI's 'quantum leap' in tech
Half of all patents for AI have been published in the last five years – a marked upsurge since the initial boom that started in 2001.
South Island law firm recognised by UN for gender equality
A South Island legal startup that has successfully conquered much of the South Island has been recognised by the United Nations.
Robots and drones could battle disease-spreading bugs
Robotics may soon be a critical ally in the fight against disease-spreading bugs according to a United Nations agency.
United Nations' telco union launches ICT data and report library
New digital library launched by the @ITU provides access to key global ICT data and reports worldwide. #DigitalLibrary #ICTData.
Australia gets behind the global fight for gender equality
Australia's Minister for Women, Hon Kelly O'Dwyer, will represent the country at the UN Commission on the Status of Women, reaffirming Australia's commitment to gender equality.