Israel is leading a U.N. innovation conference focused on developing technological tools to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

The two-day conference, which began on Thursday, features world-renowned experts who are slated to discuss the connection between technological innovation and the fight against the coronavirus, in addition to the fulfilment of U.N. development goals.

Participating countries include Mexico, Japan, Singapore, Kenya, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Rwanda and Barbados. Joining them will be the U.N. Secretary General for Digital Collaborations and members of the U.S. National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine.

A session on “The Science of COVID-19” will feature Israeli Nobel Prize winner Professor Ada Yonat, and another session on the technological response to the virus will be attended by Israeli scientist Dr. Kira Radinsky, recognized worldwide for her advancements in predictive analysis.

“In a time of global crisis, uniting to share knowledge with the international community is important and the right thing to do,” said Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon.

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