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 that empower them across boundaries, the whole world benefits.

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Data Blog

25 May 2021 — Kyoung-Soo Eom, Chief of Geospatial Information Section, Technology Operations Service, Operations Support Division, OICT, discusses the Geospatial Strategy for the United Nations.

The aim of the strategy is to set direction to support the implementation of the mandates of the United Nations Secretariat.

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Reboot Accelerator

The Reboot Accelerator programme is a call for innovative solutions, initiated by OICT, that aims to utilize the crowdsourcing platform to solve global challenges. The Reboot hackathons provide an opportunity for innovators from around the world to support the work and mandates of the UN.

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News

08 June 2021

Attended by over 70 participants, the second Workshop on Knowledge Graphs for Social Good (KG4SG) featured an amazing variety of applications of knowledge graphs as well as lively discussion by our speakers and panel of experts.

20 April 2021

By Lambert Hogenhout, Chief of Data, Analytics and Innovation, OICT  |  This paper aims to provide an overview of the ethical concerns in artificial intelligence (AI) and the framework that is needed to mitigate those risks, and to suggest a practical path to ensure the development and use of AI at the United Nations (UN) aligns with our ethical values.

13 April 2021

The UN signals training programme has prepared military and police Information and Communications Technology (ICT) specialists for service since 2016. It now offers an expanded curriculum on UN Command, Control, Communications, Computers (C4); Intelligence - Surveillance - Reconnaissance (ISR); and Camp Security technologies to better meet the needs of peacekeeping.