The UN Technology Innovation Labs (UNTILs) are designed to move humanity forward, faster by focusing on the use of innovative technology to solve some of humanity's most pressing needs. Each UNTIL is based on different humanitarian themes that are central to the needs of individual Lab’s specific geolocation which, in turn, are aligned with the UN Mandates in Peace and Security, Human Rights and Sustainable Development.
"The advances of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, including those brought on by a combination of computing power, robotics, big data and artificial intelligence, are generating revolutions in health care, transport and manufacturing.
I am convinced that these new capacities can help us to lift millions of people out of poverty, achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and enable developing countries to leap‑frog into a better future."
23 March 2018, New York