WePresent supports the UN and Talenthouse to give visibility to artists during COVID-19

WeTransfer are excited to announce their support of the UN and Talenthouse which solidifies their commitment to using our global platform to support the work of creatives and share positive messages through creativity. Since the Covid-19 outbreak began, different types of creatives and freelancers were affected by it. With most of the cultural organizations closed and creative agencies having to cut media spend, the impact on the creative community has been substantial. From the start, WeTransfer has proudly supported creative communities, donating 30% of its advertising space to causes we…

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UN launches plans for innovative technology hub

UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and WFP, the World Food Programme, in partnership with the ICC, have today unveiled plans for an innovative digital solutions center (UN DSC).  The Center aims to use cutting-edge technologies to address common operational challenges faced by both agencies, and the wider UN.   The idea is to jointly develop and deploy solutions such as robotic process automation (RPA), Artificial Intelligence (AI), Chatbots, and even blockchain technology to help  streamline how UN agencies organise their support services.  The ultimate goal is to improve efficiency and thus …

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Group of Friends, a new education advocacy initiative to kick off at UN

As the world celebrates the first International Day of Education on 24 January, Ambassadors at the United Nations Headquarters will launch a new advocacy initiative called the Group of Friends for Education and Lifelong Learning.  Taking the cause for education forward, the Permanent Missions of Argentina, the Czech Republic, Japan, Kenya and Norway will establish the Group of Friends, to rally political commitments for education. Together with 25 countries, the Group will strive to advocate the centrality of education for reaching the Sustainable Development Goals. This year presents a unique opportunity…

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“The Forgotten Solution” Coalition Writes from Climate Summit to United Nations: Don’t Forget Forests, Food and Land

Stilt-walkers dressed as giant trees delivered a letter to the driver of an electric car, to be driven coast-to-coast from the climate summit in San Francisco to the United Nations in New York and handed over to UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Keeping global temperatures under a 2-degree rise will require enormous carbon savings from forests, food, and lands – nearly as much as from renewable energy – say leading environmental groups represented this week at the Global Climate Action Summit. Accordingly, the coalition behind “the forgotten solution” campaign has released…

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Marine life flies outside UN as world meets to discuss global ocean treaty

Greenpeace activists flew a giant turtle outside the United Nations HQ in New York this morning, as countries gathered to begin negotiations, for the first time in history, towards a treaty covering all oceans outside of national borders. The large and colourful kite, representing iconic marine life, was flown from a boat on the East River, alongside an aerial banner reading “Global Oceans – Global Treaty!” The negotiations are the result of a decade-long process and could conclude as early as 2020. “The fate of our oceans is in the…

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