A Practical Guide to Using Blockchain within the United Nations
UN Innovation Network has published the Blockchain Practical Guide as a public good. The book explains the road to blockchain and its key features and further offers a blockchain decision tree.
Blockchain technologies introduce new systems of trust and exchange on which users can send value directly from one party to another without the need for intermediaries.
For UN Entities, applications of blockchain technology include cash and remittance transfers, supply chain tracking, record keeping, digital identity, increasing transparency and many others.
"Many UN agencies are using the assisting in the fight against climate change to disbursing funds to Syrian refugees using blockchain-verified iris scans instead of ID cards, the UN has looked to advance its cause with the help of a technology that is still finding its niche" (Pollock, 2020).