What is the “UN Virtual Worlds Day”?

The ‘UN Virtual Worlds Day’ a pioneering event presented by the ITU, World Bank, UNECE, ITCILO, UN Futures Lab Network, WMO, UNICC, WIPO, UNICEF, UN Tourism, UNU, UNDPPA, UNIN, United Nations Guatemala, FAO, UNESCWA, UNFCCC and its interagency initiative Resilience Frontiers and UNRISD.

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What is the objective?

The objective of the UN Virtual Worlds Day is to highlight the transformative power of virtual worlds, including the metaverse and spatial computing, to accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This will be achieved by bringing together policymakers to discuss how to regulate and safeguard the virtual worlds and metaverse, and by showcasing the latest technological advances such as VR, AR, metaverse and spatial computing, and their real-world applications relevant to the SDGs.

When and Where will the UN Virtual Worlds Day take place?

The UN Virtual Worlds Day will be held at the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, on 14 June 2024.

Who can participate and attend the UN Virtual Worlds Day

The UN Virtual Worlds Day is open to all interested parties.

Steering Committee

The Steering Committee comprises the representatives of the UN entities that contributed to help shape the programme and draft the report of the UN Virtual Worlds Day conclusions. The committee will work through electronic means and will hold conference calls as required.


The webcast will be available.


Register here.

Practical Information

Practical information is available here.


If you have any further questions, please contact Cristina Bueti, Counsellor, ITU at virtualworlds@itu.int.

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