MACAU, 23 October 2020 – In celebration of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations (UN) and UN Day, United Nations University Institute in Macau (UNU Macau, the only UN organization in Macau, opened its heritage office to the Macau public for the first time to raise awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and emphasize how everyone has an important role to play towards the achievement of the goals.
“We are very grateful for the Macau Government to generously host us in the past 30 years. We want to give back and connect to the Macau community more. For the first time, we are opening Casa Silva Mendes, our iconic neoclassical building, to our friends, partners, and the interested public, to celebrate together the 75th anniversary of the UN. As the only UN organization in Macau, we hope to become your reliable partner to advance the SDGs. We also strive to connect Macau to the world through research and technological innovations,” said Dr Jingbo Huang, Director of UNU Macau.
The UN Day celebration at UNU Macau brought together university professors and students, private sector, civil society partners, and the interested public to learn, through interactive activities and workshops, about how UNU Macau’s work in Social Simulation and Artificial Intelligence, Migrant Technology, Cyber Resilience and Gender Digital Equality is supporting the global plan to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
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About United Nations University Institute in Macau
The United Nations University Institute in Macau (UNU Macau), formerly publicly known as United Nations University International Institute for Software Technology (UNU-IIST) is a research institute at the intersections of information and communication technology (ICT) and sustainable development. UNU Macau’s research focuses on using high-impact innovations and frontier technologies to solve global pressing issues, and striving for policy impact in the UN system, and national and local governments.