Blockchain For Social Good Gets Spotlight At United Nations 73rd General Assembly
Blockchain’s Place at UN General Assembly
The 73rd United Nations (UN) General Assembly has blockchain as part of its agenda. Government officials and technology experts will be coming together at a symposium called “Blockchain for Social Good: Utilizing Blockchain to Aid Economic Development.” At the symposium, they’ll discuss the technology’s potential and how it can drive economic growth.
The forum will be held at UN headquarters in New York and hosted by Blockchain Charity Foundation, Women Political Leaders Global Forum, and Finance Center for South-South Cooperation. Maltese President Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca will deliver the speech and a roundtable discussion will take place as well. The symposium will also feature an exhibition of blockchain trials.
Helen Hai, Blockchain Charity Foundation Head commented:
BCF Firmly believes that blockchain will substantially transform the world by introducing transparency, accountability and efficiency to charitable activities and accelerating global poverty reduction, job creation, and economic growth. BCF is delighted to work with international organizations and industry leaders to embark on this new journey together.
Blockchain Charity Foundation is a non-profit organization supporting the adoption of blockchain technology for social good. The foundation collaborates with global leadership organizations to promote application of emerging technology in various use cases.
Silvana Koch-Mehrin, WPL founder and president stated:
“We at WPL believe that technology and digitalization can greatly benefit the advancement of society globally.”
The organization works to empower women in leadership positions.
This is not the first time the UN has touched upon blockchain technology. In February of this year, the organization demonstrated confidence in distributed ledger technology and adopted it for its UN World Food Program.