September 15, 2022

Open Source Programme Offices (OSPOs) in the UN System – A Spotlight on WHO

GitHub Social Impact, Tech for Social Good


1 Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza (885 2nd Avenue), New York, NY 10017

Date & Time

September 15, 2022
1:00PM EDT - 2:00PM EDT

This side-event will cover the highly anticipated launch of the Open Source Programme Office (OSPO) at the World Health Organization, which is the first OSPO in the entire UN system. Panelists from WHO, GitHub, and the United Nations Envoy on Technology will discuss the technical aspects and the vision of the WHO OSPO, why an OSPO is a major step forward for how WHO engages with open source technologies, and how an OSPO in the UN system can contribute to more equitable technology and inclusive economic growth.