FEATURE: Does drone technology hold promise for the UN?
Original story at UN News Service Section• 2 mentions • 2 weeks ago
UN News Service Section 2 weeks ago
6 September 2017 Drone technology appears to be taking off at the United Nations, with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) being used for various purposes, including in humanitarian, development and peacekeeping operations. Although this technology is not a magic solution, “the promise of drones is really tremendous,” said Christopher Fabian, principal advisor on innovation at the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), in an interview with UN News. For UNICEF and other humanitarian and development agencies, he said, drone technology can make a big difference in three ways. First, drones can leapfrog over broken infrastructure in places where developed transportation networks or ...