UN should use blockchain, said the organization’s secretary general

UN should use blockchain, said the organization's secretary general

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres said intergovernmental structure should use blockchain to improve efficiency.

According to him, the introduction of such information technologies will allow the organization to achieve its goals faster in the digital age..

The UN budget for 2020 allocated 10% more to various technical projects and international sustainable development initiatives than in the previous period. In doing so, Guterres assigned responsibility for the coordination and implementation of the plan to his own executive service, with the support of the Emerging Technologies Advisory Group..

However, he also stated that once it is clear what works and what does not, the strategy could be revised and updated. This is necessary to maintain its relevance and the success of its implementation..

Currently, the blockchain is already used in five regional programs of the UN and its subdivisions. but other international organizations are also starting to use this technology, for example, in November, the Red Cross began to use blockchain to improve aid effectiveness.

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text: Ivan Malichenko, photo: ahval

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