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Sustainability october 31, 2016

The 'Peace Boat' Is Designed To Be A Floating NGO

PSFK joined an event hosted by UN DPI and Peace Boat, the Floating Festival for Sustainability

Advertising april 9, 2014

The UN Uses iBeacons To Scare New Yorkers Into Caring About Landmines

The Sweeper app allowed people to experience a virtual minefield around them.

Advertising february 24, 2014

10 Stories You Need To Know Today

Pharrell Williams auctions off his much-parodied hat, Sprint launched Wi-Fi calling, Google tries to stop ad fraud, and more.

Arts & Culture november 6, 2013

11 Stories You Need To Know Today

Good vibes are in the air as Google launches Helpouts and Toms plans a charitable marketplace.

Innovation october 15, 2013

Faceless Street Projections Cast Light On Child Refugees [Video]

UNICEF Sweden launches campaign aimed to strengthen child rights laws to protect a growing refugee population.

Technology may 26, 2013

UN Game Enlists Citizens To Design Their Communities [My Ideal City]

Block By Block is a platform which uses the designs of Minecraft game players to design their own neighborhoods.

Work march 7, 2013

Re-Envisioning The Future Of The Human Race

A bold project seeks to re-align the global agenda for survival of the species by focusing on macro problems.

Home august 7, 2012

Rescue Kit Encourages Refugees To Grow Insects As Food

Instead of making one-time food drops, the Locust Farm concept gives refugees the tools they need to grow their own grasshoppers.

Retail may 12, 2012

How The United Nations Is Using Social Media To Spot Crises [Video]

From PSFK CONFERENCE NYC: Robert Kirkpatrick explains the mission of using data-for-good, and invites corporations to get involved with data-philanthropy,

Mobile march 17, 2012

How Passive Data Will Save The World [Video]

A new animation from the United Nation’s Global Pulse initiative explains how macro socioeconomic trends effect individual people and how the analysis of real-time data can help inform a more timely and targeted response.

Technology november 9, 2011

PSFK's Future Of Real-Time Report Distributed At UN General Assembly Briefing

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for greater use of the latest real-time data tools and new technologies to facilitate agile global development.

Innovation june 1, 2011

UN: Time To Live With A Changed Climate [Headlines]

The fastest-ever rise in greenhouse gas emissions is an "inconvenient truth" the world must face, the UN's climate change chief has said. But she added that the data should not lead to fatalism that the problem is impossible to tackle.

Technology february 22, 2011

Monocolumn: Stakes Are High In Battle For UN Presidency

A rare battle for the UN presidency is gaining momentum between two Asian nations whose situations couldn’t be further apart.

Innovation february 10, 2011

Monocolumn: UN Women – Catchy Name, Shame about the budget

The UN’s new agency – UN Women – is slowly cranking into gear. But while it has a dynamic leader, a shiny new logo – a pictorial blend of a female gender symbol and the UN’s global map – and a launch party scheduled for later this month, it still lacks proper funding.

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