To support it was António Guterres, current secretary general of the United Nations, questioned on this by Forbes who then took up the declaration in an article published a few hours ago; after all, that the United Nations Children's Fund also accepts donations in bitcoin and ethereum for some of its projects is something that has been known for some time, so it is not surprising that the declaration made by Guterres in Forbes, which is however a further confirmation of how much the UN believes in this new technology.
More specifically in the note issued by the secretary general of the united nations in forbes you can read that:
In order for the United Nations to best carry out its mandate in the digital age, it is necessary to embrace technologies such as blockchain that can help accelerate the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals
Although the United Nations' interest in blockchain is known, this is the first time that the Secretary General explicitly refers to this technology, which leaves us to imagine that in the coming months and years we will see the UN increasingly committed to implement the use of blockchain in an increasing number of processes.
It will be particularly interesting to observe the future use of this technology by the United Nations to reduce poverty, since already today three of the five blockchain projects financed by the united nations concern precisely this theme and are still underway.
Papua New Guinea, Ecuador and Nepal; unlike many other institutions, then, the united nations demonstrate that they have no prejudice against encrypted coins and have never considered it necessary to distinguish between blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies.
This is so true that not only has the UN started, as mentioned, to accept donations in BTC and ETH, but has also decided to use these same cryptocurrencies to finance a series of international startups whose purpose will be precisely to help the United Nations to solve a series of problems through the use of the blockchain; among the numerous examples available to us that demonstrate how functional this technology is to the way the UN works, we can mention the improvement of transparency in the management of donations, the monitoring of procurement processes, financial inclusion and the possibility of ensuring the access to banking services also to non-bankable subjects.
In short, the blockchain can really help the United Nations to achieve its goals and the fact that the United Nations are aware of it is much less obvious than it might seem.