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UN Call for Technology Solutions for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and its impacts

03 - Good Health & Well Being

In support to the UN Secretary-General’s initiative in assisting Member States at the COVID-19 crisis, the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs requests your inputs in response to this Call for Technology Solutions for addressing the COVID-19 pandemic and its immediate impacts. This effort is undertaken in the context of the UN Technology Facilitation Mechanism (TFM), in particular, experts active in its UN Interagency Task Team on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs, including UNESCO; and its 10-Member Group for the TFM.

We are looking for proven, affordable and scalable technology solutions that can accelerate progress towards providing basic health functions, especially for vulnerable people. We are looking for solutions from diverse sources and communities from all parts of the world. All relevant submissions using the template provided below are welcome and will be reviewed carefully. For this purpose, it is very important to please include endorsements or validation information on your solution where available.

Upon review and acceptance, promising solutions will be featured on the UN Website and used in UN materials in support of policy makers, private sector leaders, civil society and key representatives of the global scientific and technological communities.

We very much hope this Call will support building a community of likeminded innovators from around the world, focused on technology solutions for COVID-19. Thank you very much for your consideration!

Please provide your inputs no later than 20 May 2020 to k.tzinova@unesco.org using the template for further submission to the Coordinator of the UN Inter-agency Task Team on Science, Technology and Innovation for the SDGs.


Template for Submission

Description and rationale


When and where was it demonstrated?


Where was it used?


What were the results?




Approximate cost


Funding sought


Contact details and further information (please specify, which elements could be published)