United Nations
  • Home
  • /
  • Topics
  • /
  • United Nations
6 hours ago

UN creates global #PledgetoPause to fight disinformation

The UN warns that the amplification of inaccurate or harmful information and ideas on social media exacerbates some of the most pressing issues, like COVID-19.


South Africa misses out on digital identity possibilities

The South African government must recognise the infinite opportunities presented by the mass adoption of a digital identification system, say industry insiders.

Sep 9, 2020

Apps provide entry to the joy of reading

Google and GE unveil applications that aim to expand reading ability in celebration of International Literacy Day.

Jul 1, 2020

Microsoft to upskill 25m job-seekers with digital skills

Microsoft collaborates with GitHub Learning Lab and LinkedIn to help millions of people acquire skills needed for the coronavirus economy.

Jun 23, 2020

Africa needs accelerated ICT, renewable energy investment

UNESCO’s Dr Huber Gijzen encourages investment in renewable energy and ICT infrastructure on the continent, to boost education efforts.


Africa recycles less than 0.1% e-waste

Data from the International Telecommunication Union reveals Africa’s shortcomings on e-waste management, with less than 0.1% recycled.

May 29, 2020

UN launches global initiative to protect cyber space

The United Nations says the world cannot cede virtual spaces to those who traffic in lies, fear and hate.

Apr 23, 2020

UN COVID-19 mobile course targets 3m youth

The United Nations in SA collaborates with Funzi, to introduce an online education course on coping with the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Apr 6, 2020

UN Broadband Commission puts digital cooperation into action

United Nations, UN Broadband Commission, COVID-19, Houlin Zhao, coronavirus

Mar 31, 2020

Unicef explores mass e-learning for SA scholars

The UN agency aims to significantly scale up support in all countries to help children continue their learning while keeping schools safe.


Mastercard to bring 500m people into digital economy in 2020

The fintech company says it is well on its way to achieving its goal of bringing financial inclusion to hundreds of millions across the globe this year.


Call to open source developers to help fight climate change

The 2020 Call for Code Global Challenge focuses on reversing or slowing the effects of climate change.

Related topics