UN event on blockchain for sustainability

by Blocks99

1 month ago

A forum titled “Blockchain technology in support of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals” has taken place in New York. The conference explored uses of blockchain for sustainability.

The Innovation Forum was organized by the Blockchain Alliance International (BAI) in collaboration with Permanent Missions of UN Member States, UN agencies and international technology companies. The event, held at UN headquarters on January 15, comes after UN Secretary General António Guterres called on member nations to embrace technologies like blockchain in efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). It is part of a series of meetings and debates addressing the core value, benefits and potential applications of blockchain for sustainability.

Participants discussed topics like the use of blockchain technology in the implementation and monitoring of the SDGs, technological trends and realities for the global economy as well as multi-stakeholder partnerships in developing new financial solutions in support of the SDGs. BAI successfully enrolled a number of institutional and individual partners for the deployment of blockchain technologies around the world. The forum further cemented BAI’s collaboration with the United Nations.

The UN SDGs are part of the organization’s 2030 Sustainability Agenda. The 17 goals related to sustainability topics including human welfare, equality and environmental protection were drafted in 2015.

About BAI

The Blockchain Alliance International is a non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting and facilitating sustainable and inclusive development through new technologies. BAI collaborates with non-profit organizations, the private sector, academia and government entities from countries around the world.

(Source: Business Wire)

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