March 23, 2023

UN must use blockchain, Secretary General of Organization said

UN must use blockchain, Secretary General of Organization said

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

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

In the UN budget for 2020 for varioustechnical projects and international initiatives in the field of sustainable development were allocated 10% more than in the previous period. At the same time, Guterrish blamed coordination and implementation of a plan for its own executive service with the support of a new technology advisory group.

However, he also stated that after it is clear what works and what doesn’t, the strategy can be reviewed and updated. This is necessary to maintain its relevance and success in implementation.

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