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SNOMED News Update (3)

1 September, 2022

Coupled with the Human Rights and with the equivalent of the UN Digital IDs blue skies thinking suggests that everyone in every nation could have an ID and a lifelong record attached, which with SNOMED, HL& and CAD could be cross border and cross agency for life. including for refugees and immigrants.

United Nations Declaration of Human Rights

Article 6 Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Article 7 All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Article 8 Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

A UN DSC Award-Winning Solution using blockchain, biometrics and mobile

Digital transformation is changing the way the United Nations manages its data, information, interactions and identities online. The UN Digital Solutions Centre <https://www.un-dsc.org/> (UN DSC), in keeping with its ‘agile solutions for a modern UN system’ has developed an innovative digital identity solution for UN personnel.

The UN DSC, a pilot project of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), with operational support from UNICC, aims to create a suite of digital solutions that can be shared among UN Agencies to transform common business operations and streamline time-consuming transactional tasks.

In the spirit of emerging technologies supporting the UN Secretary-General’s Strategy on New Technologies


the UN Digital ID is harnessing blockchain, biometrics and mobility, making UN identity verification efficient, secure, transparent, immutable, portable and universal.

The UN Digital ID is a digital wallet for UN personnel, for their personal, Human Resources, medical, travel, security, payroll and pension data kept over time, from onboarding into the UN to parting or retirement.

HIFA profile: Richard Fitton is a retired family doctor - GP. Professional interests: Health literacy, patient partnership of trust and implementation of healthcare with professionals, family and public involvement in the prevention of modern lifestyle diseases, patients using access to professional records to overcome confidentiality barriers to care, patients as part of the policing of the use of their patient data. Email address: richardpeterfitton7 AT gmail.com