As readers of this newsletter are aware, an “AIWS City” is being developed by NovaWorld in Phan Thiet, Viet Nam as a pilot project. It is a virtual digital city dedicated to promoting the values associated with AIWS and aims to bring together a global enlightenment community of scholars, innovators, leaders, and citizens dedicated to fostering thought, creativity, and ethical behavior by combining the idea of the AIWS City with NovaWorld Phan Thiet, fostering later flagship cities.

Five years ago, in July 2017, the United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER) created a mini-documentary which took a close look at how Viet Nam, as it was going through structural transformation, responded to the United Nations call for a data revolution to make sure the right information is available to its policymakers. The global call was intended to bring about the collection of data needed for informed decision making by countries, international agencies, and the private sector, and ultimately track progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

Read more details, and watch the documentary, here: includes news reports, analysis and reflections by distinguished thinkers and innovators supporting innovations and solutions for “Remaking the World – Toward an Age of Global Enlightenment” and the United Nations Centennial initiative, looking at how the world might be in 2045 when the global organization completes a hundred years.