Women in Technology Event

On 7 March, OICT hosted Women Leaders & Innovators in Technology event. This virtual event was open to the UN System and the public. The panelists shared their personal journeys, perspectives on technology innovation in their sectors and their thoughts on digital inclusion.

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#DigitalUnite Video Series

The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) has launched the #DigitalUnite video series. Each week, we’ll post a video about key OICT projects and initiatives, including UN cybersecurity campaigns, open-source software challenges and cutting-edge tools and services.

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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

13 December 2022

The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) and the Directorate-General for Informatics of the European Commission (DG DIGIT) today announced in an award ceremony (video) the winners of the “Smart Cities” challenges, the second innovation event from the Open Source Software for Sustainable Development Goals (OSS4SDG) initiative.

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.

Join Us

The Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) is leading the digital transformation of the Organization to enable a better, safer, more sustainable future through secure, reliable, and innovative technology solutions. OICT is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for OICT positions. OICT supports the principles of work-life balance and flexible work arrangements.