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

03 November 2022

Originally published on the Second Administrative Level Boundaries (SALB) programme website, this story map details how the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) performed a rapid geospatial assessment using earth observation data and the common geographies collected in the context of the SALB programme. Read more.

03 October 2022

The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT), the European Commission Directorate-General for Informatics (EC DG--DIGIT) and OpenStreetMap (OSM) have launched the second series of innovation challenges in the framework of the Open Source Software for Sustainable Development Goals (OSS4SDG) initiative.

25 August 2022

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is developing at an exceedingly rapid pace, and it is important that we adopt AI intentionally. Young people today will likely live in a future world in which AI will be pervasive. They deserve a say in what this future will look like.