Samsung Electronics participated in UN World Humanitarian Summit which was held during the 23rd and 24th of May in Istanbul. At the Summit, Samsung Electronics Turkey lended a hand and provided its Samsung Gear VR and Galaxy smartphones.
The World Humanitarian Summit – the first summit of its kind held by the United Nations – brings together participants from the global community which include hundreds of delagates and leaders of Governments, crisis-affected communities, CEOs of the private sectors, multilateral organizations, international and national NGOs, youth representatives, civil society, diaspora, civil-military, and academic leaders.
The UN is producing films using the Virtual Reality (VR) technology, and through this new and powerful approach, they are changing the way how organizations raise awareness and funds. These films highlight some of the most pressing global challenges that the humanity faces, including the Syrian refugee crisis and climate change issues.
At the Summit’s VR Hub and UN Women’s booth, visitors were able to watch the 9 immersive films* produced by the UN, using the located Samsung Gear VR and Galaxy smartphones, which were provided by Samsung Electronics.
Highlighting the importance of taking action to prevent and reduce human suffering DaeHyun Kim, Samsung Electronics Turkey President stated; “As a company using technology to improve the world, we are committed to using our global network and innovation to create positive changes for people everywhere, helping them to live a better life that is full of possibilities. We focus our resources on tackling key issues in the areas of education, employment, healthcare and the environment. While we are already in cooperation with UNFPA for a very important local project for women, when the opportunity to extend our cooperation with UN for the World Humanitarian Summit presented itself, as Samsung Turkey we mobilized our resources at once. We are most pleased to support UN`s endeavours in raising awareness for the importance of humanitarian aid, utilizing Samsung VR. We foresee that technology will play an ever increasing role in support of the humanitarian endeavours, and we are happy that Samsung technology can deliver up to the task.”