26 June 2023, Geneva, Switzerland - Innovation plays a pivotal role in advancing the SDGs, as it empowers us to discover new and more efficient ways to approach the challenges we face, serving as a crucial enabler for most, if not all, of the SDGs.
As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of UNITAR, we celebrate our legacy while propelling ourselves towards a future of innovation and excellence. Our unwavering commitment to advancing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) outlined in Agenda 2030 drives us to continually enhance our performance and embrace emerging trends.
Three key pillars unite our activities and organize our agenda during this milestone year:
1 - ART FOR PEACE NFT COLLECTION – Support High Education Inclusivity
We aim to exemplify our commitment to delivering on our mandate and working in the spirit of inclusivity and social responsibility.
The Art for Peace NFT Collection serves as a fundraising platform, with proceeds supporting our Fellowship Programme. By covering tuition fees for 50 students from vulnerable areas in LDCs and SIDs, we prioritize inclusivity and strive to ensure that education is accessible to all.
Visit www.artforpeacecollection.org to become a collector and support our initiative, as we collectively shape a brighter and more inclusive tomorrow
2 - THE FIRST-EVER UNITED NATIONS NATIVE METAVERSE EXPERIENCE
To honour our remarkable history, UNITAR is creating an immersive Metaverse experience. This interactive journey will allow participants to explore key moments, accomplishments, and the social impact UNITAR has made throughout its existence.
By paying tribute to historical partners and individuals who helped shape the Institute, we acknowledge their invaluable contributions. This endeavour also aims to inspire best practices and showcase the potential of the Metaverse for purposeful ends, fostering social responsibility and positive change.
3 - KNOWLEDGEMENT ENHANCEMENT INITIATIVES
UNITAR is organizing workshops and seminars throughout the year in partnership with industry leaders and brilliant minds shaping the future of innovation to raise awareness and deepen understanding of key topics that impact our global landscape, such as blockchain for good, the transformative potential of web 3 tools in achieving the SDGs, and the role of artificial intelligence in shaping the future of education.
By fostering knowledge in these areas, we wish to help foster an understanding of how to navigate a rapidly evolving world and contribute to sustainable development.
Through these initiatives, UNITAR celebrates its remarkable legacy, equips the present generation with the knowledge they need to lead, and lays the foundation for a future driven by purpose and sustainability.