Mapping the SDGs

16 November is GIS (geographic information system) Day, and for the second straight year, the United Nations Geospatial team is celebrating by preparing maps on each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 

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Digital Transformation at the UN

Mr. Bernardo Mariano Jr., Chief Information Technology Officer (CITO), Assistant Secretary-General, OICT, was a guest on CXOTalk on Friday 14 October. Mr. Mariano discussed the role of digital technologies in helping achieve sustainable development goals and a more peaceful world.

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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

28 November 2022

The United Nations Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) is pleased to announce that it has joined the Digital Public Goods Alliance (DPGA).

OICT hosted several successful open source-based initiatives in the areas of peace and security, development and human rights. By joining the Alliance, OICT will not only increase its potential to implement and develop digital public goods, but, most importantly, collaborate and share this vision with renowned stakeholders.

16 November 2022

Today is GIS (geographic information system) Day, which commemorates geospatial data and technology and promotes awareness of Geographic Information Systems or Geographic Information Sciences (GIS).  Geospatial, or location, data can provide insights to challenges the world faces in achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. For the second straight year, the United Nations Geospatial team is celebrating GIS day by preparing maps on each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

07 November 2022

The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) supports the United Nations and its partners’ goals of ensuring that no one is left behind, as envisioned in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, by leveraging the power of technology to help solve the world’s problems.