Press Release


10 November 2023

Experts from the public sector, business representatives, and non-governmental organisations will come together at the Unit City in Kyiv on 16 November 2023 for the launch of the first EquAIlty Hackathon organised by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, the United Nations in Ukraine and the Talents on AI NGO.

The event’s key goal is to bring together a community of experts and developers that will help create software and no-code solution prototypes using neural network and AI technology to strengthen civil society organisations working to protect human rights and equality. The best projects will be supported by international organisations and will have the chance to find implementation beyond Ukraine.

The first day will mark the opening of the event, with invited speakers from leading AI companies, Meta and OpenAI. Several panel discussions and motivational speeches are planned, focusing on human rights, equality, and IT, along with a presentation of UNESCO’s Recommendation on the ethics of artificial intelligence. This will be followed by the participants forming teams and generating ideas. Mentors and experts will be available to provide assistance and guide the teams over the month they will spend working. Teams can be registered or joined by 16 December 2023.

During the final stage on 16-17 December 2023 the participants will present their projects to a panel of judges and the audience. The panel will include leading IT experts and representatives of international organisations.

The number of participants is limited. Participation is free of charge. Pre-registration at is required. 

Focal point for partnership, sponsorship, and information support:
Stanislav Podyachev, +380 50 318 3402.

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UN entities involved in this initiative

Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
UN Women
United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
United Nations Development Programme
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Goals we are supporting through this initiative