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Rethink. Refocus. Recharge.

The first-ever UN 2.0 Week was held on 22–26 April 2024!

The UN 2.0 virtual-series featured inspiring panel discussions and best-practice sharing dialogues, with a stellar lineup of keynote speakers from across the United Nations family and our partners around the world.

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Inspiring initiatives that drive impact.

Watch our event recaps to learn about the UN teams behind the initiatives changing the lives of millions across the world!

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With featured speakers from over 30 UN entities.

Hear from over 40 speakers from more than 30 organisations across the United Nations system.

UN 2.0 Week 2024

The first-ever UN 2.0 Week featured data, digital, innovation, foresight, behavioural science, and culture in action in a High-Level opening event, 8 thematic sessions, and over 30 side-events!

High-Level Opening: How the UN 2.0 Vision Will Help Us Get to the SDGs

22 Apr, 9 AM – 10 AM ET

UN WebTV Broadcast

Hear from UN Secretary-General António Guterres, as well as the UN Deputy Secretary-General, the Under-Secretary-General for Policy, the UNDP Administrator and other inspiring speakers as they lay out the vision for a modernized United Nations – ready to face the challenges of our era!

Fostering Global Peace: New Approaches in Conflict Resolution

22 Apr, 11 AM – 12 PM ET

Virtual Event

All Session & Side-Event Recaps

Transforming Food Systems: Innovative Approaches Powered by UN 2.0

23 Apr, 9 AM – 10 AM ET

Virtual Event

Sign-up now to explore the pressing issue of food security with the Global Head of Innovation in IFAD's Innovation Unit, the Director of the Office of Innovation at FAO, speakers from WFP and more! Join the conversation about how data and innovation are transforming food systems and food security around the world.

Breaking Barriers: How UN 2.0 Supports an Inclusive Future for Women & Girls

23 Apr, 11 AM – 12 PM ET

Virtual Event

All Session & Side-Event Recaps

Reimagining Education: Digital and Foresight for Inclusive Learning

24 Apr, 9 AM – 10 AM ET

Virtual Event

250 million children–many of them girls–do not have access to basic education. Join the Chief of Executive Office at UNESCO's Social and Human Sciences Sector, the Co-Lead of UNICEF's Giga Initiative and speakers from ILO and more to learn how connectivity and digital transformation can reimagine how children learn!

Green Horizons: Scaling Climate Solutions for a Sustainable Planet

24 Apr, 11 AM – 12 PM ET 

Virtual Event

All Session & Side-Event Recaps

Enabling the Transformation: How to Take the UN 2.0 Vision Forward

25 Apr, 10 AM – 11 AM ET

Virtual Event

Unlocking Potential: Enhancing UN 2.0 Capabilities via Innovative Learning

25 Apr, 11 AM – 12 PM ET

Virtual Event

All Session & Side-Event Recaps

What Next? What Member States Expect from a UN 2.0

26 Apr, 10 AM – 11 AM ET 

Virtual Event

All Session & Side-Event Recaps

Featured Speakers

Over 40 speakers from more than 30 organisations across the United Nations system spoke at UN 2.0 Week 2024, including UNDP, UNFPA, UNHCR, the UN Secretariat, UNICEF, the World Bank, the UN Youth Office, IFAD, FAO, WFP, UN Women and more!

Guy Ryder

for Policy at the United Nations

Amina J. Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General
of the United Nations

António Guterres

Secretary-General of
the United Nations

Achim Steiner

Administrator of the
UN Development Programme

Diene Keita

Deputy Executive Director of the
UN Population Fund

Volker Türk

UN High Commissioner
for Human Rights

Ayaka Suzuki

Director, Strategic Planning Unit,
Executive Office of the Secretary-General

Dirk Meyer

Director-General, Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development,

Hajar Ibrahim AlGosair

General Supervisor for Assistant Deputyship for Sustainable Development Affairs,
Ministry of Economy and Planning,
Saudi Arabia

Adauto Modesto

Deputy Vice Minister, Ministry of Management and Innovation in Public Services,

Cristina Duarte

Under-Secretary-General and
Special Adviser on Africa to the
United Nations Secretary-General

Mathu Joyini

Permanent Representative of
South Africa to the United Nations

Dr. Felipe Paullier

Assistant Secretary-General
for Youth Affairs, UN Youth Office

Rebecca Adda-Dontoh

UN Resident Coordinator
in Malawi

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UN 2.0 Week Highlights

Over 16,000 UN colleagues and participants joined us at this week of inspiration, best-practice sharing sessions and transformative dialogues!

Learning & Resources

Explore our recaps on UN 2.0 and the Quintet of Change – and learn how the UN is turbocharging progress towards the 2030 Global Goals.


UN 2.0 Week featured senior leaders including the UN Secretary-General on key global issues of today.

Impactful Case-Studies

The event featured best-practices and knowhow from the teams making an impact on the lives of millions around the world.

What is UN 2.0?

UN 2.0 is a vision of a modernized UN system for stronger results and greater SDG impact through the Quintet of Change: Data, Digital, Innovation, Foresight and Behavioural Science.

UN 2.0 Week 2024 featured a High-Level Opening Segment with UN Secretary-General António Guterres as well as the UN Deputy Secretary-General, Under-Secretary-General for Policy, the UNDP Administrator, the Deputy Executive Director of UNFPA and more!

22 Apr, 9 AM – 10 AM ET

Broadcast from the UN SDG Studio

Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about UN 2.0 Week 2024? Here's some information about the event!

What is UN 2.0 and the Quintet of Change?

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