Women in Technology Event

On 7 March, OICT hosted Women Leaders & Innovators in Technology event. This virtual event was open to the UN System and the public. The panelists shared their personal journeys, perspectives on technology innovation in their sectors and their thoughts on digital inclusion.

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#DigitalUnite Video Series

The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) has launched the #DigitalUnite video series. Each week, we’ll post a video about key OICT projects and initiatives, including UN cybersecurity campaigns, open-source software challenges and cutting-edge tools and services.

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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.

All Secretariat entities report to Mr. Bernardo Mariano Jr., Chief Information Technology Officer, Assistant Secretary-General, on issues relating to all ICT-related activities, resource management, standards, security, architecture, policies, and guidance. The Office is headquartered in New York City. 

Our goal is to make the world a better place.

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News Updates

31 May 2023

The Department of Operational Support (DOS) and the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT), in cooperation with the Government of Nepal, will host the 7th Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping International Symposium in Kathmandu, Nepal (13-16 June). The theme of the 2023 Symposium is “Harnessing Technology for Digital Transformation”

31 May 2023

The United Nations Digital and Technology Network met in May in Washington, D.C. to discuss hot technology topics among UN System Chief Information Officers.

The Digital and Technology Network invited digital and data chiefs to join the conversation and to form a larger community working towards the strategic digital transformation of the UN system, UN 2.0.

14 April 2023

The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) and the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) sign the Declaration of Intent on development of Digital Transformation and Technology Innovation ecosystems to ensure a more strategic framework for cooperation for a sustainable, reliable and safer world.

The Declaration of Intent was signed on Monday, 3 April 2023, by Mr. Bernardo Mariano Junior, Assistant Secretary-General and Chief Information Technology Officer of OICT, and Dr. Cosmas Luckyson Zavazava, Director of ITU Telecommunication Development Bureau.

Join Us

The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) is leading the digital transformation of the Organization to enable a better, safer, more sustainable future through secure, reliable, and innovative technology solutions. OICT is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for OICT positions. OICT supports the principles of work-life balance and flexible work arrangements.