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 2023 edition of the United Nations Activities on Artificial Intelligence (AI) Report represents a collaborative endeavor between the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and 46 UN agencies and bodies. This comprehensive report showcases 408 AI cases and projects run by the UN system, encompassing all 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The initiatives range from forecasting food crises and monitoring water productivity to mapping schools through satellite imagery and optimizing the performance of communication networks, among other applications.

 

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 40+ UN agencies and bodies, all partners of AI for Good and members of the UN Interagency Working Group on AI (IAWG-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.

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)
International Labour Organization (ILO)
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)
United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA)
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE)
United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)
United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
United Nations University (UNU)
UN Tourism
United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF)
World Bank Group (WBG)
World Food Programme (WFP)

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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