[Japan UNICEF Association] Announced the establishment of the first UNICEF virtual currency fund as a UN organization-used as support for open source technology while maintaining virtual currency
Japan UNICEF Association Announced the establishment of the first UNICEF virtual currency fund as a UN agency-used as support for open source technology while maintaining virtual currency [Press Release] First fund donation from Ethereum Foundation …………………………………………………………………………………………… [Image 1
Niger children using tablets in class. (June 2019) (C) UNICEF_UN0318707_Frank Dejongh [October 9, 2019, New York] UNICEF (UN Children’s Fund) announced that it is now possible to receive, hold and pay donations from cryptocurrency Ether and Bitcoin through the newly established UNICEF Cryptocurrency Fund . For the first time as a UN agency, UNICEF uses virtual currency to fund open source technologies that benefit children and young people around the world. Donations donated to UNICEF cryptocurrency funds will be funded in their respective cryptocurrencies without being exchanged for other currencies. “This is a new and exciting adventure for UNICEF,” said UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore. “If the digital economy and digital currency have the potential to shape the lives of the next generation, it is important that we explore that opportunity. This is an important and welcome step in development support. ” [Image 2
A Venezuelan girl who gets a medicine prescribed by a doctor. (August 2019) (C) UNICEF_UN0334564_Montico The first donation to the UNICEF cryptocurrency fund will be received ** from the Ethereum Foundation. UNICEF Innovation Fund is investing in three companies * that carry out projects that utilize blockchain technology to solve global issues, and projects that improve the Internet environment in schools around the world The first donation will be used to support “The Ethereum Foundation is excited to show what Ethereum and blockchain technology can do for the community around the world. We are working with UNICEF on fundamental needs and rights through a cryptocurrency fund. ”Is starting to move to improve access to resources,” said Aya Miyaguchi, executive director of the Ethereum Foundation. “Thanks to UNICEF’s leadership to make real progress together.” The launch of the UNICEF cryptocurrency fund is part of UNICEF’s ongoing efforts to utilize blockchain technology. UNICEF, together with the United Nations WFP, leads the United Nations Innovation Network. This network is responsible for investigating the potential and potential risks of blockchain and other new technologies. * * *
■ Supplement The following is an overview of the three UNICEF Innovation Fund investees and their projects that will benefit from the first donation to the UNICEF cryptocurrency fund. Prescrypto (Mexico): Providing digital solutions to the shortage of electronic prescriptions in developing countries, centralizing the viewing of patient medical history by health professionals, and improving the level of medical care Atix Labs (Argentina): Build a platform that enables SMEs to raise money, track their use and measure their impact Utopixar (Tunisia): Providing social collaboration tools to promote participatory decision-making processes and value transformation for communities and organizations ** The Ethereum Foundation makes the first donation through the UNICEF Association in France. * * *
■ About UNICEF UNICEF is a United Nations agency that works to promote the rights and healthy growth of all children. Currently, in 190 countries and regions *, we are cooperating with many partners and moving their philosophy into concrete actions in various ways. In particular, we work for all children everywhere in the world, with an emphasis on helping the most difficult children. (Www.unicef.org) * Includes 34 countries and regions where UNICEF National Committee (UNICEF Association) operates. * All UNICEF funds are supported by donations from individuals, companies and organizations, and voluntary contributions from governments in each country.
■ About Japan UNICEF Association The Japan Committee for UNICEF is one of the UNICEF national committees in 34 countries and regions of industrialized countries. It is the only organization in Japan that represents UNICEF. Advocacy). (Www.unicef.or.jp)
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