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.

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Unite Ideas Challenges

Decades of wars, occupation and crises have caused suffering for millions of people in the Arab region. The Restoring Hope challenge seeks socially innovative ideas that could help millions of people across the Arab region to reclaim hope in their societies, restore belief in a dignified and prosperous future, and revive their will to assume a role in shaping this future.

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The Open Source Soſtware for Sustainable Development Goals (OSS4SDG) hackathon is a joint collaboration between OICT and the European Commission Directorate-General for Informatics and the first of a series of hackathons under the initiative. The goal of the first hackathon is tackling SDG 4, Quality Education.

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News Updates

01 September 2021

By definition, open source development is collaborative, inclusive and revolutionary—and open software has become ubiquitous. Whenever we are online, we are benefiting from open software. It powers the cloud, and is in supercomputers, blockchain, the Internet of Things and artificial intelligence.

27 August 2021

The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) and the Office of Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) announced the winner of the recent Unite Ideas / Financial Crime Data Challenge, which sought a model for financial crime data correlation. The winning solution titled “Preventing the Financing of Terrorism by Engineering an ML Model with Financial Crime Data” was provided by 

02 August 2021

The 2030 Agenda recognizes that the spread of information and communication technologies (ICTs) and global interconnectedness has great potential to accelerate progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals, to bridge the digital divide, and to develop knowledge societies.