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Global Blockchain Business Council features the UNJSPF Digital Identity Solution

2 February 2024

The Global Blockchain Business Council (GBBC), the largest leading industry association for the blockchain technology and digital assets community, launched in Davos in 2017, recently published the Global Standard Mapping Initiative on Digital Identity (GSMI), developed by a working group of experts with deep experience in digital identifiers as a critical component of digital transformation.

The UNJSPF Digital Identity solution, or Digital Certificate of Entitlement (DCE) was prominently featured as an example of the complexities and the methods by which good design can help create digital trust ecosystems that are impactful, respectful of rights, and enable the delivery of services.

The publication showcases the due diligence process followed in designing, developing, testing, implementing, and supporting a solution with global reach, while addressing risks, and providing assurance and trust in digital identities.

Dino Cataldo Dell’Accio, UNJSPF Chief Information Officer, contributor of the publication, commented: “The UNJSPF Digital Identity solution, which has so far addressed the needs of UNJSPF retirees and beneficiaries, is set to expand its scope with the adoption of the UN Digital Identity, a project for a unique identity for each United Nations staff, which will complement the DCE for the larger population of UNJSPF participants”. He added: “In a stepwise approach, an initial group of UN entities is set to go live with the first technical implementation of the UN Digital ID for the use case focused on pension data”.

This milestone:
1. Confirms the "human centricity" of the approach by placing staff members at the core of the process;
2. improves transparency of administrative processes; and
3. offers substantial efficiency gains by streamlining workflows across the UN system, and an opportunity to replace multiple data interfaces.

Like the UNJSPF DCE, the UN Digital ID solution has been designed with a strong emphasis on ISO certified security, privacy, and algorithmic trustworthiness.

UNJSPF’s contribution to this global UN project underscores our commitment to driving innovation and positive change on a global scale, in accordance with UN 2.0, the UN System's push to achieve an efficient data-driven transformation.

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