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UNTIL Governance

Advisory Panels and Thematic Advisory Groups

UNTIL labs are established with strong governance through the strategic expert guidance of advisory panels.

Each Lab convenes an Advisory Panel of distinguished members from across the ecosystem to meet during early months of the inception phase, and regularly thereafter. A standard Terms of Reference is adopted that governs the Advisory Panel’s operations under the chairmanship of the Member State and the UN.

Complementary to the Advisory Panel, each lab also leverages the work and expertise of specialized Thematic Advisory Groups to provide overall strategic guidance and review/endorse the activities led by the Thematic Area Managers.

Advisory Group on Open source and Intellectual Property

UNTIL is garnering essential legal and technical knowledge exchange through an Open Source (OS) and Intellectual Property (IP) Advisory Group.

The group is mandated to provide lean mechanisms and maintain a framework that enables UNTIL to foster “sharable” technologies and catalyze the co-creation of digital solutions. This encourages non-traditional partnerships from across the ecosystem and enables innovative solutions to reach global users and beneficiaries.

Advisory Panels on Education

The Education Advisory Panel is an important instrument to ensure that UNTIL´s objectives in the thematic area of education are fully achieved. The Panel is composed of subject matter experts with proven strong experience in the field of education. The Panel meets to hear reports on current plans and priorities, and key challenges with regards to the thematic area of education. The Panel advises the UNTIL programme operating across various lab locations.

Secretary General

"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