The February Data for Peace Dialogues is on remote sensing and satellite imagery, and how these types of technology can be used for human rights protection and conflict prevention. Experts discussed how their organizations apply remote sensing in their work, how this field has changed in the last decade, and what is the potential for the positive impact in the future.
The January Data for Peace Dialogue was on hate speech and its connections with social networks and physical violence carried out in the outside world. In this session, we will hear from panelists who will discuss the possibilities of utilizing data-proven techniques to detect and respond to hate speech and violent extremism effectively and consider the possibilities of scaling these approaches in different countries all over the world.
The November Data for Peace Dialogue was dedicated to the connections between COVID-19, peace, and security. The pandemic has postponed elections, delayed implementation of peace agreements, and obstructed mediation efforts. In this session, we heard from panelists whose organizations are leveraging the power of data to track correlations and insights on the relationship between COVID-19 and conflict, informing future responses to pandemic challenges and helping highlight ways to sustain peace.
There is rapidly growing interest in efforts at identifying, monitoring, and anticipating multiple interacting risks, as epitomized by the COVID-19 pandemic. Institutional bodies are seeking to shift to a policy response that is more forward-looking and risk-based, rather than reactive and needs-based. This webinar, part of a joint series on compound global risk in the COVID-19 era, showcases frontier research and policy work on multi-dimensional risk tracking.
This virtual seminar will present the findings of the report "Data for Peacebuilding and Prevention—Ecosystem Mapping: The State of Play and the Way Towards Creating Community of Practice." Speakers will comment on cutting-edge technologies in data for peacebuilding field. This event also launches the Data for Peace Dialogues, a series of monthly webinars showcasing examples of individuals and organizations that are paving the way to utilize the revolution in information gathering, data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning for peace.
In September 2017, UN secretary-general António Guterres launched a strategy to achieve a long-overdue goal of gender parity among staff across the United Nations (UN). This event examines progress in meeting this goal with a specific focus on challenges to increasing women in the senior leadership roles in the UN’s peace and security institutions. The event is also the occasion for the launch of the UN Senior Appointments Dashboard, a resource created to track historical trends by gender, national origin, and other characteristics, in the UN’s top appointments.
The COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated that ensuring the right to health of all citizens in all countries is a matter of utmost urgency, and that no one will be safe until everyone is safe. The high-level event, co-hosted by the President of Costa Rica, will explore ways to enhance international cooperation through initiatives like C-TAP (the COVID-19 Technology Access Pool) and ensure universal access to health technologies, including a vaccine.