As part of our mission to create an open, equitable and accessible financial future, we are committed to supporting a wide range of sustainable, humanitarian and environmental initiatives. To this end, we recently collaborated with volunteers from the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and the World Economic Forum (WEF) to explore how the blockchain technology can do it. Today, we are delighted to share the culmination of this partnership with you in the form of a white paper entitled, The Future is Decentralized.

This white paper explains not only how blockchain technology works, but also how it is already used to achieve conventional goals. We are delighted to share how this technology has brought new levels of efficiency and effectiveness in the areas of development assistance, supply chain management, energies and energy efficiency. renewable energy, economic growth and many others.

I am also honored to share the fact that I have been asked to help establish the Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development. As Founding Commissioner, I will have the opportunity to contribute to the development of a multisectoral framework to assist the UN system – with Member States, intergovernmental organizations, the sector private and civil society – to use local, national and global solutions technologies for the urgent problems of our time.

Over the next few months, Blockchain will continue to work with international partners to explore the possibility for national and international institutions to defend the rights of those they represent and accelerate progress towards the achievement of the United States Sustainable Development Goals and 193 Member States. Together, Blockchain and the Blockchain Commission for Sustainable Development will leverage blockchain technology to develop radically creative and decentralized solutions for natural resource conservation, financial inclusion and security, public health and well-being , civic trust and the protection of democratic systems. – among others – to improve life around the world.