United Nations

Advertising The U.N. Is Using Facebook To Tell Real Stories From Conflict Areas

In order to get real stories out there, the UN is using Facebook's augmented reality tools to connect people around the world

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

Technology This Platform Takes Over Your Phone To Demonstrate What It's Like To Be A Refugee

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees created an app to transform a person's phone into that of a 16 year old girl refugee

The United Nations Has Launched Its Own Social Media Platform

A new app aims to get younger audiences more involved in sustainable development goals

Advertising Brands And Consumers Can Collaborate To Reach Shared Goals

PSFK’s new report explains how advertisers can reap rewards and catalyze change by investing in people and their causes

Work This Group Took Over Billboards In Paris to Address Climate Change

Brandalism installed more than 600 pieces in JCDecaux advertising spaces to protest government inaction on our time's most pressing issue

Design The Design Behind Emma Watson's 'HeForShe' Campaign

Design Studio gives the 'Harry Potter' actress's UN message an identity

Work 7 Items You Need to Know Today

Warby Parker expands to the West Coast, Leo DiCaprio assumes the UN's Messenger of Peace post and the 2014 winners of MacArthur 'Genius Grants' have been announced

Gaming & Play 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 Will The Solutions To Climate Change Be More Dangerous Than The Change Itself?

The possibility of using large-scale, experimental technologies to counteract the effects of global warming might do more harm than good.

Features Fifteen Ideas Transforming Life In Africa

From a mobile phone database for dairy farmers to a strain of sweet potato that can help fight child blindness, imaginative ideas that are tackling old problems.

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,

Innovation How Powerful Is Our Data? [PSFK NYC 2012]

Robert Kirkpatrick of UN Global Pulse discusses how the simple data we produce everyday can be tracked to help predict global crises.

Video 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.