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.

Learn more

Data Blog

24 Febraury 2021 — Lambert Hogenhout, Chief of Data Analytics and Innovation, OICT, discusses how the United Nations stands to benefit significantly from Machine Learning as the Organization faces an array of complex challenges.

Learn more

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.

Learn more

Engage With Us

News

25 January 2021

NEW YORK, 25 January (Office of Information and Communications Technology) — On 24 January 2021, to celebrate the International Day of Education and to contribute to free and accessible education towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, the United Nations and the International Cartographic Association released a joint publication entitled "

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.