United Nations Development Group

FPF Submits Feedback and Comments on UNICEF’s Draft Policy Guidance on AI for Children

Friday, October 23, 2020 - 9:00pm

Last week, FPF submitted feedback and comments to the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) on the Draft Policy Guidance on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Children, which seeks to promote childrens rights in government and private sector AI policies and practices, and to raise awareness of how AI systems can uphold or undermine childrens rights.

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  • Last week, FPF submitted feedback and comments to the United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) on the Draft Policy Guidance on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Children, which seeks to promote childrens rights in government and private sector AI policies and practices, and to raise awareness of how AI systems can uphold or undermine childrens rights.
  • The draft policy guidance outlines nine requirements for child-centered AI, including to:

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  • In the feedback and comments, FPF encouraged UNICEF to adopt an approach that accounts for the diversity of childhood experiences across countries and contexts.
  • FPF will continue to provide expertise and insight on child and student privacy, AI, and ethics to agencies, governments, and corporations to promote the best interests of children.

International Myeloma Foundation 14th Annual Comedy Celebration Goes Virtual In 2020, Featuring "Everybody Loves Raymond" Cast Reunion Hosted By Ray Romano On October 23 At 9 PM ET

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 1:00pm

The IMF 14th Annual Comedy Celebration will take place on Friday, October 23 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.

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  • The IMF 14th Annual Comedy Celebration will take place on Friday, October 23 at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
  • It is particularly special for the organization this year, as October marks the IMF's 30-year anniversary.
  • For the 14th year, Loraine Alterman Boyle serves as Event Chair for the annual IMF Comedy Celebration in honor of her late husband.
  • For additional information, please contact Kevin Burke at Extension PR, 310-405-3226 or kburke@extensionpr.com
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World Leaders Unite in Their Response to COVID-19

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 9:15am

Health: A Political Choice Act Now, Together is the latest in a series of titles produced in collaboration with the World Health Organization.

Key Points: 
  • Health: A Political Choice Act Now, Together is the latest in a series of titles produced in collaboration with the World Health Organization.
  • Health: A Political Choice Act Now, Together calls on world leaders to unite in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other imminent and long-term threats to population health and the global economy.
  • It is the latest in a series of titles produced in collaboration with the World Health Organization, the first of which Health: A Political Choice called for UHC.
  • View Health: A Political Choice Act Now, Together online at https://bit.ly/HAPC2020
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World Leaders Unite in Their Response to COVID-19

Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 9:16am

Health: A Political Choice Act Now, Together

Key Points: 
  • Health: A Political Choice Act Now, Together
    Health: A Political Choice Act Now, Together is the latest in a series of titles produced in collaboration with the World Health Organization.
  • Health: A Political Choice Act Now, Together calls on world leaders to unite in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and other imminent and long-term threats to population health and the global economy.
  • It is the latest in a series of titles produced in collaboration with the World Health Organization, the first of which Health: A Political Choice called for UHC.
  • You can download the video here https://we.tl/t-tSP8H2o0mS
    Health: A Political Choice Act Now, Together is an official publication of the Global Governance Project produced in collaboration with the World Health Organization.

Midea Awarded by UNIDO for Environmental Protection Efforts

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 8:55am

Midea (SZSE:000333), the worlds No.1 air treatment company was recently awarded by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) for its outstanding contribution to environmental protection.

Key Points: 
  • Midea (SZSE:000333), the worlds No.1 air treatment company was recently awarded by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) for its outstanding contribution to environmental protection.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20201017005005/en/
    Ma Jian, the deputy representative of UNIDO for China, presented the award to Midea.
  • In the future, we sincerely expect more cooperation between Midea and the UNIDO to make more contributions to the global environmental protection together.
  • With Midea being an industry leader and pioneer, its success has significant implications for the entire industry, recognized by UNIDO.

"The education of the future implies abandoning traditional approaches," says UNICEF expert at Ismael Cala Foundation forum

Saturday, October 17, 2020 - 3:41am

They also shared their experiences on the projects they are developing together with the Ismael Cala Foundation (ICF).

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  • They also shared their experiences on the projects they are developing together with the Ismael Cala Foundation (ICF).
  • The UNICEF expert for Latin America and the Caribbean also explained that "education must have a holistic approach: early childhood, physical and mental health, and education itself."
  • "We have adapted necessary methodologies to a virtual education model, empowering students to integrate into the use of new paradigms.
  • ICF's 2020 II Forum "Emotional Intelligence: a Path for Peace and Quality Education," will be held on November 12, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

Primer for Space Cooling: A World Bank Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) publication authored by Rocky Mountain Institute

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 5:00am

NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The World Bank's Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released a primer today on space cooling.

Key Points: 
  • NEW YORK, Oct. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- The World Bank's Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released a primer today on space cooling.
  • The Primer underscores that access to cooling is a development priority and an issue of equity in a warming world.
  • ESMAP's primer on space cooling will help guide policy discussions and investment considerations for the World Bank's longer-term strategy on sustainable cooling," said Rohit Khanna, manager, World Bank Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP).
  • ESMAP's analytical and advisory services are fully integrated within the World Bank's country financing and policy dialogue in the energy sector.

Both Ends Believing and IACHR Partner to Promote the Right of All Children to Have a Family

Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 12:00pm

The IACHR and BEB will cooperate particularly through the voluntary implementation of Children First Software (CFS) by OAS Member States.

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  • The IACHR and BEB will cooperate particularly through the voluntary implementation of Children First Software (CFS) by OAS Member States.
  • UNICEF estimates that around 250,000 children are deprived of family care in Latin America and are currently living in public and private institutions.
  • In its thematic report on "The Right of Boys and Girls to a Family" , the IACHR called on countries to put an end to the institutionalization of children in the Americas.
  • Both Ends Believing was founded in January 2010 as a 501(c)(3) organization to promote systemic change for vulnerable children.

POM Partners Raises $3M Series A Led by Cayuga Venture Fund

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 3:50pm

The round, led by Cayuga Venture Fund, will allow POM to further invest in engineering and product development, and sales and marketing.

Key Points: 
  • The round, led by Cayuga Venture Fund, will allow POM to further invest in engineering and product development, and sales and marketing.
  • "We are excited to announce our investment in the POM team to accelerate the development of life and workforce safety solutions," said Ryoko Nozawa, Cayuga Venture Fund.
  • Since their founding in 2014, POM has partnered with 35 university campuses and hospital networks across the U.S. to enhance their safety protocol.
  • POM is a personal and enterprise safety technology provider dedicated to delivering real-time, vital safety solutions through accessible, cutting-edge technology.

Hyundai Motor and UNDP Launch 'for Tomorrow' Global Project for Grassroots Sustainable Innovations

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 3:00pm

Under the agreement, Hyundai Motor and UNDP will collaborate for the first time to create a global initiative, titled for Tomorrow, which will help accelerate progress towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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  • Under the agreement, Hyundai Motor and UNDP will collaborate for the first time to create a global initiative, titled for Tomorrow, which will help accelerate progress towards the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • "The for Tomorrow project we are launching today with UNDP aims to offer concrete solutions to many of our problems today," said Mr. Chung of Hyundai Motor Group.
  • "Through this project, Hyundai Motor Company will help mobilize the power of cooperation and innovation to engineer sustainable progress for humanity."
  • Hyundai Motor and UNDP launched dedicated Instagram channels (@forTomorrow2030) to promote the project.