Who We Are

The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) enables a better, safer, more sustainable future through innovative technology. It is committed to ensuring colleagues all over the world have every tool necessary to succeed in their respective mandates.

Our goal is to make the world a better place.

We work together to innovate and build solutions across boundaries and organizations. We focus on what brings significant value to the mission of the United Nations.

We believe that when United Nations personnel are supported by modern tools and processes and collaborating across boundaries -- the whole world benefits.

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Data Blog

14 October 2020 — As we continue the conversation on how the international community should engage with data, we must also consider the broader context: the need for global steerage on digital technologies. Today, more than ever before, the international community must carefully examine and confront the world of digital technologies.

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Reboot Accelerator

The United Nations announced the winners of the RebootYouthHealth challenge. The World Health Organization (WHO), together with UNAIDS and OICT, challenged innovators to use expertise to address one of the urgent health challenges for the next decade: Keeping young people safer. 

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News

09 November 2020

NEW YORK, 11 June (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations is relying heavily on information and communications technology (ICT) to respond to the COVID-19 crisis while continuing its important work. The Security Council meets by video teleconference, and the Secretary-General holds media interviews with journalists sitting in different rooms, sometimes in different cities. United Nations staff all over the world rely on video platforms for virtual meetings and townhalls in this time of social (physical) distancing. 

22 June 2020

NEW YORK, 05 June (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — The United Nations announced the winners of Unite Ideas Reboot the Ocean challenge.  

The challenge was launched as a collaboration between the UN Global Compact and the UN Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT).