Data and Technology

Advances in data and technology offer enormous opportunities to improve people’s lives, yet the dizzying pace and scale of change pose challenges and risks that must be addressed.

The UN Foundation works with the UN and a diverse community of partners to increase and improve data and the impact of technology on sustainable development, and promote cooperation in the digital age.

The UN and the digital future

Learn about the Secretary-General’s expert panel on digital cooperation.

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Data for sustainable development

Explore roadmaps for using data for sustainable development.


Technology for Development

Read nine principles for utilizing digital technology to support development.

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The UN Foundation hosts several partnerships and platforms that convene UN agencies, governments, civil society, academics, and the private sector to support the collection and use of data and technology for sustainable development. See some of what we’re up to:

  • The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data helps stakeholders across countries and sectors fully harness the data revolution for sustainable development, using this new knowledge to improve lives and protect the planet.
  • DIAL unlocks markets to deliver digital services to the most vulnerable, working with partners to overcome these challenges, so that together we can create a more inclusive digital society.
  • Data2X is a collaborative technical and advocacy platform dedicated to improving the quality, availability, and use of gender data to make a practical difference in the lives of women and girls worldwide.

Contact Us

Sarah Burns

Administrative Assistant, Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data

Claudine Lim

Coordinator, Program Administration and Research

Karolina Ramos

Senior Associate, Data2X

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