Step beyond reality’s constraints into the metaverse, a realm where virtual worlds come alive, offering unprecedented opportunities for creativity, collaboration, and connection. Explore the cutting-edge initiatives of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in shaping the future of metaverse and virtual worlds.

UN Virtual Worlds Day

Harnessing the metaverse to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

14 June 2024, Geneva, Switzerland


  • Latest Focus Group Deliverables

How the ITU helps shape the metaverse

The United Nations’ first-ever UN Virtual Worlds Day on 14 June underscores a significant milestone in technological innovation. The metaverse can advance international cooperation and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. In this Q&A, we will delve with you into the complexities – the opportunities and challenges – of virtual worlds. Post your questions in the comments!

Date and time: 15:00-15:30 CEST, 13 June 2024

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ITU focus group on metaverse(FG-MV)

The ITU Focus Group on metaverse (FG-MV) unites over 500 experts who are working together to establish the foundations for international standards, ensuring an open, interoperable, secure, and accessible metaverse. FG-MV has achieved significant milestones, delivering over 30 Technical Specifications and Reports that contribute to shaping the future of the metaverse and virtual worlds.

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UN metaverse Think-a-Thon 2024

Virtual Worlds Revolutionizing Smart Sustainable Cities & Communities

​​​​​​​A new global competition welcomes your participation to show how virtual simulations could benefit smart cities and communities.

ITU, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the United Nations International Computing Centre (UNICC) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) are organizing the first metaverse think-a-thon.

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Executive briefing, News and Views

Executive briefing on the metaverse

​​​​​​​The Executive briefing on the metaverse provides a concise overview of the technologies that underpin metaverse, as well as the key challenges and opportunities.

New ideation competition on metaverse worlds
Geneva, 15 March 2024

Metaverse focus group calls for contributions
Geneva, 20 April 2023

UN tech agency seeks open and inclusive metaverse
Geneva, 19 January 2023

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