Innovating Social impact

Unite Ideas facilitates collaboration between the United Nations, academia, and civil society to advance the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Human Rights, Peace and Security, and the Rule of Law through crowdsourcing challenges.

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Mapping the SDGs

For the second straight year, the United Nations Geospatial team has created maps on each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. To achieve the SDGs, we need to understand each Goal and monitor progress toward reaching it.

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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 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.

25 July 2022

With 322 delegates in attendance, the 6th International Partnership for Technology in Peacekeeping Symposium (6PTPS), held in the City of Tshwane (Pretoria), Republic of South Africa, 21-24 June, was the largest Symposium to date.  This annual event is a joint initiative of the Department of Operational Support and the Office of Information and Communications Technology to showcase field-oriented technology initiatives, and to generate feedback and discussion with interested Member States.