UN AI Actions

AI for Good is organized in partnership with 40 UN sister agencies who actively participate and shape our programming by sharing valuable expertise and collaborating on joint sessions.

The 2021 United Nations Activities on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Report is now available online. This interactive directory highlights over 200 cases and AI projects run by the UN system, covering all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) ranging from smart agriculture and food systems to transportation, financial services, healthcare and AI solutions to combat COVID-19.

In this edition, 46 UN entities were contacted, 40 entities participated, and 226 projects have been presented. Explore this interactive page to discover the extensive work that is taking place within the UN system. For an analysis on key tracks and AI trends, reflected in the report, please download the Executive Summary.

The Report is a joint effort between ITU and 46 UN agencies and bodies, all partners of AI for Good and members of the UN Interagency Working Group on AI. This Report is not intended to produce an exhaustive inventory of the UN system’s work on AI. Rather, it is a tool to further collaboration and build common understanding around emerging AI technologies and solutions for the SDGs.

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)
International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
International Labour Organization (ILO)
International Maritime Organization (IMO)
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Organization for Migration (IOM)
International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Technology
Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR)
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO)
The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS)
United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs and Department of Peace Operations (UNDPPA)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Global Pulse (UN Global Pulse)
United Nations Habitat (UN Habitat)
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR)
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI)
United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs (UNODA)
United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA)
United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD)
United Nations University (UNU)
United Nations Women (UNWomen)
United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)
World Bank Group (WBG)
World Food Programme (WFP)
World Health Organization (WHO)
World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO)
World Meteorological Organization (WMO)
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This Summit can help ensure that Artificial Intelligence charts the course that benefits humanity and bolsters our shared values. The United Nations stands ready to be a universal platform for discussion together let us make sure we use AI to enhance human dignity and serve the global goods.

António Guterres
Secretary-General, United Nations

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