UN Call for Technology Solutions for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts
In support to the UN SecretaryGenerals initiative in assisting Member States at the COVID19 crisis the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs requests your inputs in response to this Call for Technology Solutions for addressing the COVID19 pandemic and its immediate impacts This effort is undertaken in the context of the UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism TFM in particular experts active in its UN Interagency Task Team on Science Technology and Innovation for the SDGs including UNESCO and its 10Member Group for the TFM We are looking for proven affordable and scalable technology solutions that can accelerate progress towards providing basic health functions especially for vulnerable people We are looking for solutions from diverse sources and communities from all parts of the world All relevant submissions using the template provided below are welcome and will be reviewed carefully For this purpose it is very important to please include endorsements or validation information on your solution where available Upon review and acceptance promising solutions will be featured on the UN Website and used in UN materials in support of policy makers private sector leaders civil society and key representatives of the global scientific and technological communities We very much hope this Call will support building a community of likeminded innovators from around the world focused on technology solutions for COVID19 Thank you very much for your consideration Please provide your inputs no later than 20 May 2020 to ktzinovaunescoorg using the template for further submission to the Coordinator of the UN Interagency Task Team on Science Technology and Innovation for the SDGs For more information httpssustainabledevelopmentunorgtfm Download the template for Submission pdf Template for Submission Description and rationale When and where was it demonstrated Where was it used What were the results Validationendorsements Approximate cost Funding sought Contact details and further information please specify which elements could be published
The Creative City of Design San José of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network organizes a virtual discussion on Creativity and Culture in times of COVID-19
Interview with Fethi Mansouri - Advancing a new social contract in the post-Covid-19 era?
Professor Fethi Mansouri PhD UNESCO Chairholder Cultural Diversity and Social Justice at the Deakin University Melbourne Australia and UNITWIN Convenor Interreligious Dialogue and Intercultural Understanding IDIU shares his views on the impact of COVID19 on intercultural dialogue New forms of solidarity and dialogue are emerging at a time when social distancing seems to be the only efficient blockade to the pandemic At the same time massive economic disparities and access to health care are being pushed to the limit with inevitable consequences on the rise of racism and discriminations Are we ready to engage in a new social contract in view of the postCOVID19 era
The socio-cultural implications of COVID-19
Professor Fethi Mansouri UNESCO Chairholder for Cultural Diversity and Social Justice at Deakin University Melbourne Australia and UNITWIN Convenor for Interreligious Dialogue and Intercultural Understanding shares his views on the sociocultural implications of COVID19