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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. 

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#DigitalUnite: Virtual Operations Centre

This video from the United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) focuses on the Virtual Operations Centre, an extended reality solution.

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#DigitalUnite: Data Architecture

Ramesh Thapa, Head of the Architecture and Standards Unit at OICT, explains that data architecture is about how data is collected, distributed and consumed.

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OpenUK, a non-profit organization representing the United Kingdom's open technology sector, has partnered with the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) for an innovative open source initiative: the Data Centre Open Source Challenge.  

Have you ever thought about the potential unintended consequences of the technology we develop? You are not alone.

During the 78th session of the UN General Assembly High-level Week, delegations debated how to confront global challenges and accelerate action on the 2030 Agenda.  A global audience tuned in to watch the meetings and events live and on demand.  

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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.