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Health Microsoft Is Creating A Blockchain-Based Digital ID Network

Microsoft and Accenture want to create a digital network where refugees can prove their identity from any location in the world

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 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 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.

11 Stories You Need To Know Today

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

Innovation 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.

Design 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.

Luxury 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 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 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,

Technology 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.

Innovation 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 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 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.

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