|29 May 2016|

South Korean electronics giant Samsung lent its groundbreaking virtual technology (VR) last week to a United Nations (UN) conference which examined a range of humanitarian issues.

The UN is producing a number of films using VR technology, and through this new and powerful approach, they are changing how organisations raise awareness and funds.

Visitors to the UN’s World Humanitarian Summit, held in Istanbul on 23 and 24 May, used Samsung Gear VR headsets to help them better understand some current global challenges, including  the Syrian refugee crisis and climate change issues.

DaeHyun Kim, Samsung Electronics Turkey President said: “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. We foresee that technology will play an ever increasing role in support of the humanitarian endeavours.”